Sarah Ford | November 7, 2013

How AHC’s Affordable Housing & Education Programs are Strengthening our Community

AHC Affordable Housing & Education Programs

AHC Inc. is a not-for-profit developer of affordable housing in the mid-Atlantic region. Along with quality housing, AHC celebrates 20 years providing educational programs for the families who live in our affordable apartment communities. Because our community centers are located right in our apartment complexes, our education programs are an active, vibrant part of the communities we serve.

AHC offers a continuum of programs – after-school for elementary students, evening tutoring for teens, and summer camp to prevent summer learning loss.

AHC's Programs Truly Change Lives. The wonderful thing about AHC’s programs is that they are truly changing lives. Along with improved academic achievements, AHC’s program also provides a supportive, stable environment that nurtures students’ confidence and leadership skills.  Children are overcoming social and economic challenges, succeeding academically, graduating from high school, going to college.  When this happens, their family’s whole future improves.

How can you help?


When you donate to AHC, you change a child’s life.  Your donation helps:

  • Teach low-income elementary-aged students to read at grade level and provide them with rich learning experiences;
  • Tutor struggling teens one-on-one so they can succeed in school and graduate; and
  • Build successful futures for low-income Arlington children and their families.

While there are many ways to donate, one of the best ways is to give through your workplace, or if you are a Federal employee you can participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (designate CFC# 77198 as your charity of choice). When you give at work or through the CFC, you provide AHC with a stable stream of unrestricted financial support that we can count on all year long to do things like operate our organization and provide our staff with the resources they need to provide families and their children with affordable housing and education programs.  Plus, having your donation deducted from your paycheck throughout the year through workplace giving is financially more manageable for most people, making it possible for you to donate a larger amount and have a greater impact.  Click here to learn how to give through your workplace-giving program or through the Combined Federal Campaign.

AHC Success StoryTutor:

For companies interested in employee volunteer opportunities, or for individuals interested in getting more directly involved, tutoring is a great way to help AHC’s students. For more than 15 years, AHC has provided one-on-one tutoring for at-risk teens in Arlington, and our program generates incredible results. 100% of our seniors graduate from high school and most (about 80%) go on to college.

Our program is built on personal relationships. Tutors volunteer one hour a week, and are paired with a middle or high school student for the full academic year and become role models and mentors — as well as teachers. Thanks to our volunteers, these youngsters are improving their grades, staying in school, and going to college. Many are the first in their family to achieve this milestone.

We have added extra days for students this year to accommodate our growing program.  As a result, we need more tutors than ever and are currently in need of about 50 more volunteers. Our programs run in the evenings each week, and we have six tutoring locations throughout Arlington (two sites are Metro-accessible).  For more information and success stories about our tutoring programs, click here. Ready to volunteer now? Click here to sign up.

AHC Volunteers Change Lives One by One, One on One. Don’t Just Take Our Word for It – Watch!

Connect with AHC Inc.:

Web Site:

CFC# 77198

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