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DE PA R T M E N T: GI V ING BAC K
Hosts Job sHaDoW Day
Member Companies share
BY AMANDA HOANG, APARTMENT AssOCIATION OF GREATER ORLANdO
dozen teenagers who are living in
foster homes spent an afternoon
July 15 "shadowing" some of the
multifamily housing industry's
finest and learning what it means to be a
regional manager, property manager, leasing agent, maintenance professional, supplier account executive, entrepreneur, and
more. Six companies participated at seven
job sites in and around Orlando, including Dominium, King Management, Baxter
Restoration, PRG Real Estate, Concord,
and Affinity Waste Solutions.
The Apartment Industry Job Shadow Day
was the first phase of an initiative by the
AAGO Foundation Inc. to train, develop,
and eventually place young people who have
lived in foster homes into paying positions
in the industry.
"The mission of the AAGO Foundation
is based on impacting lives and building a better community," explained Lori
Trainer, foundation president. "What better way could there be to do that, than to
offer opportunities to our youth? We look
forward to watching this initiative grow and
to changing the future, one child at a time."
The AAGO Foundation partnered with
Community Based Care of Central Florida
and The City of Life Foundation to host
the event, which was open to youths 16
The AAGO Foundation Inc. was established in 2013 with the mission "to educate
and empower central Florida's homeless,
veterans, and teens aging out of foster
care." For more information on the AAGO
Foundation, AAGO, or the Apartment
Industry Job Shadow Day, please visit
Affinity Waste Solutions director of operations Gary Frost and director of sales Justin Frost chat with one
of the participants in AAGO Foundation's Apartment Industry Job Shadow Day.
Yaneira Lopez of Dominium's Chapel Trace Apartments explains some of the ins and outs of multifamily
management to her "shadow" for the day.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Multifamily Florida - Fall 2015
President’s Message: Rewarding Reflections
FAA Update: What’s Your Brand?
Target Your Market
Lease It Like a Lease-Up
Hyperlocal Mobile Marketing
Legislative Update: Fair Housing, Fire Safety, and Veteran Homeless Ness
Become an Extra Ordinary Salesperson by Being Relevant
Checking Customer Satisfaction: Rare or Well Done?
Building Community: The Marketability of Community
Giving Back: AAGO Foundation Hosts Foster Youth at Job Shadow Day
Community Spotlight: Solaire at Coconut Creek
Apartments by the Numbers
Index to Advertisers / Adv.com
Multifamily Florida - Fall 2015