We are proud of our commitment to support our local communities by participating in activities such as mentoring students, supporting local charities, coordinating holiday food drives, and volunteering at community events.
We believe in giving back to our communities, and we support our staff’s efforts by giving them financial support as well as opportunities to incorporate community involvement into their work life. We even have our own "HOP (Helping Other People) Club" which focuses on coordinating CHA's volunteer efforts.
We are particularly proud to support programs that mentor and educate students of all ages who are interested in technical careers. Programs such as Future Cities are important to ensuring that young people become interested in careers such as engineering and planning at an early age. Many of our staff work closely with these groups by mentoring students, serving as judges in bridge building contests, and serving on boards of directors.
In addition, many of us are involved with local planning boards; church, civic, and community interest groups; community design workshops; not-for-profit organizations; scouting; and coaching youth sports. Check out some pictures of our community involvement activities below.
How much are we involved in our communities? Here are just a few examples:
- Annual United Way Campaign: CHA has been a strong supporter of the United Way for many years. Voluntary automatic payroll deduction makes it easy for our employees to support their local chapters.
- Hands on Capitaland: We support this United Way-sponsored program by volunteering to perform much needed repairs and maintenance at community facilities in and around our neighborhoods.
- Special Olympics: For the past several years, employees in our Rochester office have volunteered to staff the Standing Long Jump event at the Rochester Special Olympics.
- Northeast Bridge Building Contest for High School Students: The staff in our Scranton, PA office regularly serve as judges for youth-oriented bridge building competitions.
- Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund: Walkers and runners alike from CHA participate annually in the 5K Race for the Cure to benefit this worthy cause.
- Adopt-a-Family: Many of our internal departments participate in this charitable program, which allows us to help disadvantaged families in our communities during the holidays.
- Junior Achievement: We are proud supporters of Junior Achievement, which is a non-profit organization that educates and inspires young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics, and therefore improve the quality of their lives.