MyCommunity 2019: Domain’s Community Engagement Program Looks Ahead

At Domain Companies, we are committed to engaging with and giving back to the communities in which we build. We strive for the highest level of corporate citizenship by maximizing impact and positive change in our communities through our MyCommunity program. We support at-risk populations, workforce development, and community renewal on the local level. MyCommunity encompasses corporate donations, volunteerism, support, and advocacy.

The MyCommunity program partners each of our properties with three local nonprofit organizations. We facilitate donations and volunteer opportunities between our residents and the nonprofits. Upon lease signing or renewal, residents assign a monetary donation from Domain to one of these partners, creating steady and significant financial support. 2018 donations totaled $48,696 (1,948 nonprofit selections), while additional contributions and sponsorships totaled $128,931.

Each property further strengthens this relationship through ongoing volunteerism, specialized holiday programs, collection drives, and more.

Supporting employees as they pursue their philanthropic passions is an important part of Domain’s culture. Our team makes a maximal impact in each community by sharing marketing, development, and maintenance skills and knowledge with MyCommunity partners, in addition to scheduling volunteer time-off days.

Read on for more information on each region’s 2019 MyCommunity partners and visit the organization websites to learn about ways to support.

 

2019 Louisiana MyCommunity Partners

New Orleans

CASA New Orleans | Foster Care Advocacy

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected youth living in foster care.

Eden House | Support for Victims of Human Trafficking

Aims to eliminate human and sex trafficking by providing a home and recovery services to victims.

Electric Girls | Learning Space for Girls

Creates learning spaces where girls can learn with and from each other by engaging through STEM.

Hotel Hope | Housing for Transitioning Families

Moves families from homelessness to self-sufficiency through a three-stage service model.

Odyssey House Louisiana | Addiction Treatment Advocates

A non-profit behavioral health care provider with an emphasis on addiction treatment.

The Roots of Music | After-School Music Program

An educational organization which operates as a free after-school program providing academic tutoring and musical mentoring for at-risk students ages 9-14.

Ronald McDonald House | Housing Program for Hospitalized Families

Provides a place to stay for families of hospitalized children in addition to programs that give comfort, compassion, and care to children and their families.

Son of a Saint | Young Male Mentorship

Enhances the lives of fatherless boys through mentorship, emotional support, development of life skills, and more.

SOUL NOLA | Urban Reforestation Organization

(Sustaining Our Urban Landscape) drives a resilient and environmentally equitable New Orleans by reforesting the urban landscape.

 

Baton Rouge

CASA Baton Rouge | Foster Care Advocacy

(Court Appointed Special Advocates) recruits, trains, and supervises community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected youth living in foster care to help them reach safe, permanent homes.

Front Yard Bikes | Community Bike Shop

A community bike shop focused on teaching participants of all ages how to fix and maintain bikes.

Youth Oasis | Emergency Shelter Services

Provides emergency shelter and support services to runaway, abandoned, at-risk LGBTQ+, and homeless youth in the Baton Rouge area.

 

2019 New York MyCommunity Partners

Brooklyn

Alex House Project | Young Motherhood Support

Supports pregnant and parenting young mothers in economically depressed NYC neighborhoods.

East New York Farms Food Justice Organization

Works with youth, farmers, and entrepreneurs to build a more just and sustainable community.

Good Shepherd Services | Youth and Family Outreach

Goes where children, youth, and families face the greatest challenges and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success.

The Partnership for the Homeless |Homeless Services

Provides an array of services for New Yorkers experiencing homelessness, at risk for homelessness, or who are rebuilding their lives after leaving shelters.

YAI | Developmental Disability Support

Supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing innovative services.

 

Staten Island

Community Health Action | Community Assistance

Provides Staten Island residents with free access to health care, drug treatment, and social services.

H.E.A.L.T.H. For Youths | Youth Education

Strives to combat community deterioration and juvenile delinquency by offering educational, sports-related, and volunteer service opportunities to school-aged youth.

Project Hospitality | Homeless Services

Serves the needs of hungry and homeless people on Staten Island— particularly those living with HIV and AIDS, mental illness, and substance abuse issues.