Our education initiatives focus on empowering residents. Designed to promote self-sufficiency, these initiatives provide residents with the means to take control of their lives and improve their prospects for success. The CAHEC Foundation works closely with partners to provide residents access to opportunities that can help ensure they have the tools needed to pursue their educational goals.
The CAHEC Foundation partners with the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) Educational Foundation to provide scholarships of up to $2,500 to residents living at CAHEC-sponsored properties. Visit the NAHMA Educational Foundation website for information on eligibility requirements and the online application process. To help NAHMA recognize CAHEC Foundation applicants, residents are required to type “CAHEC Foundation” beside the name of the apartment community on their application. Applications for the 2021 scholarship round are now available and must be submitted by May 15, 2021 to be considered.View Guidelines
The CAHEC Foundation created a Youth Leadership Initiative to provide personal development and educational summer camp opportunities to our youth residents. While at camp, youth participate in character-development activities, literacy instruction, athletics, and in some cases, swimming lessons. Each camper also receives a snack and nutritious meal each day while at camp. The CAHEC Foundation is currently partnering with various YMCAs throughout our footprint to connect youth residents to these summer camp opportunities. One week of summer camp costs, on average, $175 per camper. The CAHEC Foundation offers this experience to CAHEC families for only $10 per week, per child.
To see if there are any opportunities available in your area, please contact Stefanie Lee.
Our wellness initiatives focus on improving residents’ health and well-being. The CAHEC Foundation works closely with partners to create personalized wellness opportunities that help ensure residents live a healthy and active lifestyle.
The CAHEC Foundation recognizes how quickly our partners must react during an unexpected disaster, especially when the aftermath results in property damage, loss of basic needs, and/or the displacement of residents. To help alleviate some of the strain associated with catastrophic events, the CAHEC Foundation offers a Disaster Relief Initiative to provide support to residents in a time of crisis. Disaster relief funding must be utilized to purchase resources that have an immediate impact on the residents living at the affected property.View Guidelines
The CAHEC Foundation realizes many of our residents rely on food assistance programs to feed their families throughout the year. To ensure they have healthy meals year- round, the CAHEC Foundation partners with local organizations and food banks to connect residents to nutritious meals during times when they need it the most.