April 2019 Edition
The New Community Service Newsletter
March found the Atlantic Housing Foundation springing forward for safety with many great events for our residents! Andrea Vega, and daughter, Lauryn Vega, make a dynamic safety duo at the Waters at Sunrise in Round Rock. They hosted a fire safety event and had Sgt. Briggs of the Texas Attorney General's Office visit to speak with children and parents about staying safe while using the internet and social media. Thanks for your hard work for our residents, Andrea and Lauryn!

The Atlantic Housing Foundation is committed to excellence in service and a focus on giving back to the community. We operate under a set of core values that drive our business goals and everyday operations. These are:

Continuous Improvement
Investing in Human Capital
Passion for Service

We hope you enjoy this edition of the New Community Services Newsletter! For more information about Atlantic Housing Foundation we invite you to:
Special Events
Orangeburg County Sheriff's Community Event
The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department hosted a community event at Roosevelt Gardens Apartments in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. The day was filled with fun for all ages, and Sheriff Ravenell pointed out that the day was for the children in an effort to create a better and brighter future.
Creating Community
In addition to free health screenings, organizations such as Orangeburg County DDS, Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College, Save the Children, and the National Guard, in addition to other groups, turned out to support the community effort.
MGruff the Crime Dog posed with the children and fun was had by everyone! Sheriff Ravenell spoke to and mentored the children while the Sheriff's Department served up food and showed their love for the community.
The children learned how to play soccer and hoola-hooped the day away. Thank you to Sheriff Leroy Ravenell and the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department. Stay tuned for Summer Camp plans hosted by the OCSD!
Scholarship Workshop Events
Silver Leaf Apartments, Fort Worth
Silver Leaf Apartments in Fort Worth hosted a Scholarship Workshop and Brunch for residents to learn more about the Atlantic Housing Foundation Scholarships and how to apply. Mrs. Tiffany Whitaker, founder of Saintsville Prepatory Academy, spoke to parents and students about the importance of education and scholarship opportunities.

Time was allowed for questions related to scholarship applications, and a follow-up session was provided for residents interested in applying by the April 30, 2019, deadline.
Arrowood Apartments, Houston
Arrowood Apartments invited their residents to a formal presentation to explain the Atlantic Housing Foundation Scholarship process and help residents apply. Currently there are seven potential scholarship applicants from this property. Thank you, Arrowood!
Heather Ridge Apartments, Forth Worth
Heather Ridge Apartments held their second annual scholarship workshop including a special presentation by two current scholarship recipients from Heather Ridge who returned home to show residents how easy it is to apply! These young ladies did a great job and brought their knowledge full circle by helping others. See the video on the Heather Ridge Facebook Page.
Programs that Make a Difference

Programs like the Club180 After School Program at Waters at Berryhill in Columbia, South Carolina, make a difference in our residents' lives. The program, which is in operation Monday through Friday and serves more than 100 participants per week, not only gives students a safe place after school, but also provides homework help by qualified tutors and a hot meal every day. This program is so successful that the sister property in Columbia, Waters at Longcreek, will be starting the program in the Fall of 2019. Thank you for this partnership Erin Helman, Community Manager, and Club180!
AHF Gives Back

Did we mention that Atlantic Housing Foundation Team gives back? Each quarter every employee is encouraged to take Volunteer Time Off to give back to the community. Employees team up to find non-profits to give their time and energy to help make a difference. This month these AHF headquarter employees gave back to Meals On Wheels in Texas (pictured above) and the Westfield Apartments Team gave the gift of literacy to the local Boys and Girls Club.
Springing Forward for Safety
March found our Resident Coordinators providing a variety of safety lessons for our residents. Pictured below from left to right, a Brittany Bay RC teaches some Weird Science hand washing lessons, Village Lakes RC provides information for safely riding a bike, and Heather Ridge and Covington Creek team up for some fire safety lessons.
Virginia Castillo, Resident Coordinator at Brittany Bay in Largo, Florida with some Weird Science students.
Learning about bike safety in Sanford, Florida.
Heather Ridge and Covington Creek provide virtual fire safety lessons using fire extinguishers in partnership with the Irving Fire Department.
Upcoming Events and Information
March Campaign: March for Babies
Few life events are more joyful than the birth of a child. Yet, no one anticipates a baby born prematurely or very sick and needing to spend time in a newborn intensive care unit. Sadly, for hundreds of thousands of moms in our country, that is the frightening reality.
That’s why we are raising money for March for Babies® to help the March of Dimes fund lifesaving research and programs that help more moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. Please join this team  https://www.marchforbabies.org/team/AtlanticHousingFoundation  to help us reach our goal of $5,000. 
Getting started is easy. Just click on the button below and “join this team” now. Our event takes place on 5/4/2019 at The Lawn at Reunion Tower, and it will be even better with you there with us!
Channel your inner Picasso! The Atlantic Housing Foundation is awarding an Art & Design Scholarship and encourages high
school juniors, seniors and current college students to apply for this award. This eight-semester scholarship will award $1500 a
semester to one creative recipient for
designing the community-themed work of art for the new Atlantic Housing Foundation headquarters.
Deadline to apply is May 31, 2019 .
Anyone may apply.
Committed to helping students reach their academic goals to help end the cycle of poverty, the Atlantic Housing Foundation has awarded rent discounts to students for A-Honor Roll, A/B-Honor roll and Perfect Attendance for over a decade. This Spring, starting in June, parents can easily submit report cards online.

All report cards must be received by June 30, 2019 .

The Atlantic Housing Foundation has moved to a new location near the Design District in Dallas, located at 4770 Iberia Ave, Suite 100, Dallas, Texas 75207.

This awesome new space has a vibrant and fun work-life balance built in and is filled with caring and creative folks making a difference.

Check out our new digs in our AHF Headquarters Tour video, and come visit!
The Atlantic Housing Foundation Way
Sandie Fauss, Editor
Director of Community Services
To find out more about Atlantic Housing Foundation, click on the links below or visit our website.