We believe in giving back to the community. Throughout the years, Navigate has always aimed to donate time and money to various organizations that live up to our vision: “To be a multi-faceted organization enriching all aspects of affordable housing.”
Investing in the Community
Navigate Gives Back began in 2017. This program affords our team the monthly opportunity of volunteering in the community. From serving lunch at the Firehouse Shelter to helping with Paint Day at Washington Elementary School, we believe it’s important for our employees to see the positive impact their hard work makes in the community and in the lives of the people we work so hard to serve.
NAHMA Educational Foundation
Navigate, through the vision of former CEO Eric Strong, started the endowment for NAHMA Educational Foundation. To date, this endowment has provided $1.7-million in scholarships for students living in Affordable Housing across the nation.
We believe strong schools build strong neighborhoods. Since 2019, Navigate has worked with Washington K-8. Our staff volunteers to read to the students in the STAIR program. They also helped the school on paint day and had a table at the job fair. In addition to donating time, Navigate granted the school $50,000.
Youth Summer Jobs
For the last few years, Navigate has funded Summer Jobs Programs in the cities of Birmingham and Bessemer. Our nonprofit initially donated $50,000 each to the City of Birmingham and Bessemer City for their Summer Jobs programs for youth and young adults. Birmingham was able to extend the program into the Fall and Spring. We continue to support these cities’ efforts in training our next generation of leaders.
The United Way of Central Alabama has repeatedly named Navigate as a Pacesetter. The Pacesetter Campaign takes place in late summer and ‘kick-starts’ and precedes the larger fundraising campaign in the fall.
Each year, 100% of Navigate’s employees agree to donate a portion of their paychecks to the United Way. The amount given increases each year.
Navigate has also contributed to specific United Way programs like the Individual Development Account. This program provides matched savings to help families build assets and become self-sufficient.