Aulder is committed to fostering education, health and wellness and economic development throughout its portfolio properties and the communities in which they reside. Our “value-add” investment strategy does not just apply to the financial returns but also to the day-to-day lives of residents and the broader community.
Aulder’s Social Impact Initiative is a grass-roots Calling that stemmed from conversations with our onsite employees reporting challenges residents face in their daily lives – little food to eat, children not attending or prepared for school and a lack of basic necessities. From the onsite colleagues all the way to our Senior Management Team, our employees believed “We can do more” – and that is what we are doing.
Resident Focused Programs
Each Aulder owned portfolio property offers unique social impact programs such as healthy snack distribution, backpack giveaways, summer enrichment programs and educational seminars.
Some of our notable portfolio programming includes:
The Healthy Snack Program is a distribution of healthy snacks (fruit, veggies, granola bars, and more.) and positive engagement with our resident children. From preschool to high school, our children look forward to grabbing a healthy bite to eat and engaging with our onsite team.
We believe that it is imperative for each child to be prepared for school – as such, Aulder properties sponsor the “Backpack Giveaway” in which every child receives a backpack prior to the start of the school year.
Many of our properties include community spaces that can be used to host summer enrichment programs for children including swim and tennis lessons, theater camps and reading programs.
Our on site team will often invite speakers from the local community to teach residents about various topics relating to health and wellness, education and safety.
Community Focused Programs
Aulder is committed to partnering with local municipalities, schools and nonprofits to bolster our social impact initiatives. We believe that supporting local organizations working towards actionable community development is imperative to the achievement of sustainable impact.
In order to financially support the needs of the broader community, Aulder has sponsored an affiliated non-profit, the Aulder Community Foundation (“ACF”) , which to date is 100% funded by Aulder and its employees.
As an example of how the ACF has partnered with the broader community, it has “adopted” District Heights Elementary School, an under-served elementary school located in Prince George’s County Maryland. We have worked directly with the administration and teachers to understand the needs of the students, teachers and staff. Donations for the 2019/2020 school year included school supplies, reading books, school uniforms and teacher appreciation gifts.
Organizations which Aulder has partnered with include The Bowery Mission, District Heights Elementary School, Harlem Educational Activities Fund, New York City Parks, Delaware Food Bank and the Prince George’s Men’s Shelter.
Aulder’s impact begins with our employees. Aulder’s staff is dedicated to volunteering throughout local communities and is encouraged to do so through a variety of corporate volunteer programs.
Twice a year, Aulder employees can participate in an all-company Aulder Volunteer Day with their colleagues – it’s an important part of our culture. From serving meals to the homeless, to cleaning up our local park, to sorting canned goods at a food bank, our team bands together to do good for others!
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