Year In Review
Making an Impact: CAHEC at Work / July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

The CAHEC Foundation, a nonprofit affiliate of CAHEC, improves the quality of life for youth and young adults through wellness and education. Our focus of offering these life-changing initiatives began with CAHEC’s Community Investments, where nearly $15 million has been invested towards assisting residents and their communities – over $6.3 million of which has been dedicated to wellness and education alone. By continuing to offer these initiatives, the CAHEC Foundation creates opportunities that go beyond affordable housing to help low-income residents obtain the critical resources they need to succeed.

Annual Community Investments:

Cumulative Community Investments:

Earlier this year, the CAHEC Foundation teamed up with the Chatham Education Foundation, located in Pittsboro, NC, to help up-fit their bookmobile. The bookmobile, which helps bridge the summer learning gap for youth and young adults, is designed to target families that may not have transportation to get to their local libraries during the summer. 

Research has shown that during the summer months, disadvantaged children tend to fall even further behind in school because they are not given the opportunity to attend summer enrichment programs. Cost of programming, as well as a lack of transportation, plays a big role in preventing students from learning during the summer. The bookmobile helps eliminate these issues by bringing educational resources directly to the communities where these students live. 

“I definitely see a huge benefit for kids to be able to have access to books and read during the summer,” explained Lindsay Shore-Wright, Librarian for Virginia Cross Elementary. “We’ve done a lot of research on this topic and this seems to be the best point of contact to get books to the entire family. We love that it keeps them reading all summer long!”

To help up-fit the bookmobile, the CAHEC Foundation provided funding to upgrade and/or replace books, to purchase books to give away as gifts, and to have prizes and incentives for students that participate. “This is such an incredible resource for students to have,” explained Stefanie Lee, Community Relations Specialist for CAHEC. “Part of our mission is to provide educational opportunities to low-income students in our footprint, and the bookmobile is bringing these tools right to their doorsteps. We’re so proud to be part of this initiative!” 

The CAHEC Foundation, a nonprofit affiliate of CAHEC, improves the quality of life for youth and young adults through wellness and education. Our focus of offering these life-changing initiatives began with CAHEC’s Community Investments, where nearly $15 million has been invested towards assisting residents and their communities – over $6.3 million of which has been dedicated to wellness and education alone. By continuing to offer these initiatives, the CAHEC Foundation creates opportunities that go beyond affordable housing to help low-income residents obtain the critical resources they need to succeed.

Annual Community Investments:

Cumulative Community Investments:

CAHEC Foundation Sponsors Bookmobile

Earlier this year, the CAHEC Foundation teamed up with the Chatham Education Foundation, located in Pittsboro, NC, to help up-fit their bookmobile. The bookmobile, which helps bridge the summer learning gap for youth and young adults, is designed to target families that may not have transportation to get to their local libraries during the summer. 

Research has shown that during the summer months, disadvantaged children tend to fall even further behind in school because they are not given the opportunity to attend summer enrichment programs. Cost of programming, as well as a lack of transportation, plays a big role in preventing students from learning during the summer. The bookmobile helps eliminate these issues by bringing educational resources directly to the communities where these students live. 

“I definitely see a huge benefit for kids to be able to have access to books and read during the summer,” explained Lindsay Shore-Wright, Librarian for Virginia Cross Elementary. “We’ve done a lot of research on this topic and this seems to be the best point of contact to get books to the entire family. We love that it keeps them reading all summer long!”

To help up-fit the bookmobile, the CAHEC Foundation provided funding to upgrade and/or replace books, to purchase books to give away as gifts, and to have prizes and incentives for students that participate. “This is such an incredible resource for students to have,” explained Stefanie Lee, Community Relations Specialist for CAHEC. “Part of our mission is to provide educational opportunities to low-income students in our footprint, and the bookmobile is bringing these tools right to their doorsteps. We’re so proud to be part of this initiative!”