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Yale in the Community

At Yale Realty & Capital Advisors, we are passionate about giving back to the community and we take pride in volunteering and being actively engaged in a variety of charities around the world. Our strong sense of social responsibility has taken us to Haiti, Nicaragua, Syria, and all over the United States, where we have helped to build houses, nourish children, care for the homeless, visit cancer patients, support adoptive families, and much more.

YALE AS PART OF THE CHANGE

The Organizations We Serve

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Experts at every level of education and government have been talking about school reform for over 30 years. And while in that time we’ve made some progress, far too many kids are still trapped in schools that don’t work for them. If we could help just one child at a time, we’d be able to have a real impact starting from day one. And so we set out on a mission. We saw independent schools operating with their own philosophies and teaching styles. Yet, as different as they all were, each excelled with the type of students they served.

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Adoption is Love issues grants to prospective adoptive parents to help cover the cost of adoption. They have also granted over 300 wishes to children in the foster care system. They also work actively with the government of MN to improve the foster care system.

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Al Horreya TV, Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Arabic language faith channel, continues to take hope and healing to viewers across Egypt, the Middle East, and around the world. As the people of Egypt suffered under intense political and civil unrest, with whole neighborhoods destroyed and over one hundred churches damaged or burned to the ground, Al Horreya offered a message of God’s mercy and forgiveness to millions of Egyptians who had lost all hope for the future. That message continues today through the music, talk, ministry, preaching, and other programming being sent out 24 hours a day.

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The mission of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is to provide support, services, and education to individuals, families, and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and fund research for better treatment and a cure. AFA was founded in 2002 by a caregiver whose mother lived with Alzheimer’s disease from 1980-1992. There was little information available and nowhere to turn for support. His goal was to make sure that no other family living with Alzheimer’s disease would have to go on the journey alone.

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Since 1996, Amazon Watch has protected the rainforest and advanced the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. We partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability, and the preservation of Amazon’s ecological systems. Amazon Watch joins with the climate justice movement to address the fact that the most vulnerable – especially indigenous people and people of color – endure environmental destruction, corporate greed, and climate change and are often excluded from top-down solutions.

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Archbishop’s Charity Drive supports a range of causes, including food banks, help for the homeless, needy Catholic schools and parishes, citizenship programs, and pregnancy assistance.

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Arc Thrift Stores has proudly done its part every day to help make our state the best place to live and work. We are one of Colorado’s largest employers of people with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, and many other intellectual and developmental disabilities. The mission of the arc Thrift Stores is to enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families by funding support the Arc, ACL, and Advocacy Denver Chapters in Colorado.

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In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today–and for life. Boy Scouts of America created opportunities for youth to gain memorable experiences and become instilled with values, principles, and skills that will help them develop into the future leaders of our nation.

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We understand the daily joys and struggles of parenting. Sometimes the number of needs and stress can be overwhelming. So, whether it’s providing meals, practical training, or safe and professional childcare for a night out, we support and equip foster and adoptive parents as they affect the lives of their children.

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GEM has created a targeted distribution program that offers key necessities to disaster areas and poverty-stricken countries: food, water, water filters, clothing, shoes, hygiene products, security lights, special necessities for infants and toddlers, mattresses, bedding, etc. Individuals taking part in the long-term programs must meet poverty guidelines and must commit to making their children’s lives better. In times of crisis, GEM’s founding team leads groups of emergency first responders: firefighters, doctors, and nurses to hard-hit areas. These teams have provided emergency lifesaving care to tens of thousands suffering injuries from natural disasters.

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Working with our schools in whatever way ensures that Christianville continues to reach the most desperate communities in this area. Through sponsorship, nutrition programs, VBS, building projects, and clinic visits Christianville has been able to reach these kids in new and important ways. teams often get involved in maintenance projects at the schools, delivering goat chili to the schools, sponsoring, and leading VBS. Serving at our schools is a great way to connect with the children in Haiti and bring the good news to the kids that attend or live near our four locations.

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During the 12-year El Salvador Civil War, the Benners saw many children had been left homeless and orphaned when their parents were killed in the war or fled the country as refugees. They started by helping 13 children and now can care for up to 75 children. The children range in age from newborns to 25 years of age and receive shelter, clothing, food, medical care, education, and life skills training in a Christian environment. HIS started a Christian school in 1994, which now can give up to 300 students from pre-school through high school education. The school offers basic classes such as math, science, social studies, and language, but also offers computer, Bible, swimming, art, marching band, and physical education classes.

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The Center for Real Estate Studies strives to provide top-quality educational opportunities that are relevant and that integrate different functional areas. The center builds students’ knowledge and connections through conferences, luncheons, site visits, and participation in case competitions—events that are enriched through the robust participation of our alumni. The center posts announcements of national scholarships and assists students and companies in recruitment activities for both internships and full-time positions.

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Lifesong seeks to mobilize the Church to care for the orphan, where each member can provide a unique and special service: some to adopt, some to care, some to give. With caring people like you and church partnerships, we support children through global orphan care ministries, Christian adoptive families, and foster care initiatives.

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LLF and its volunteers continue to create programs benefiting underserved children and their families across South Florida. The goal is the creation of an ideal assistance mechanism for the Good Samaritans of our community to find opportunities to give back. The Little Lighthouse Foundation provides a diverse list of volunteer opportunities, along with a friendly voice to help in the selection, and the all-important Chapter Leader to make the assimilation into volunteering as easy as possible.

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Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. We believe a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us and inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.

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Miami Bridge’s services assist families in opening lines of communication, enabling parents and guardians to develop the skills necessary to assume the responsibility of providing guidance and structure for their children while empowering them with the knowledge and skills to redirect at-risk children. Its youth development services provide opportunities for youngsters to discover their strengths and talents, set personal goals, make positive choices, and develop the strength and resiliency to overcome the challenges that confront them.

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National Jewish Health is a Denver, Colorado academic hospital/clinic doing research and treatment in respiratory, cardiac, immune, and related disorders. Known for “translating” the lessons of basic science and applying them to human diseases, National Jewish Health attracts world-class researchers who conduct leading-edge scientific investigations. Over the years, clinically-based studies conducted at National Jewish Health have led to new and improved treatments for several respiratory, allergic, and immune diseases.

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Rutledge Cancer Foundation works to ease the impact of cancer on the lives of teens and young adults, raise survival rates and find a cure for sarcomas and other solid tumor cancers. We fund patient programs that address unmet emotional and physical needs. We work as a catalyst to increase awareness and early detection. We support research for less toxic, personalized cancer therapies. It is the knowledge that we have acquired, the collaborations that we have created, and the community that we have gathered, that will bring change and a healthier future to young cancer patients.

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Sacramento Self Help Housing assists persons who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to find and keep stable and affordable housing. Sacramento Self-Help Housing leases homes to provide housing and lifesaving services to our communities’ most vulnerable. There are many ways to house the homeless. We believed leasing single-family homes is the most immediate and cost-effective approach.

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Branches provide life-changing opportunities to help working families and their children break the cycle of generational poverty. Established in 1973 as the urban and social justice agency of what is now the South-East District of the United Methodist Church. Since 2000, Branches have embarked on developing and implementing programs that address the root causes of poverty and address immediate and critical needs. Today, Branches’ menu of services provides a continuum of support to community members to empower them to pursue life-changing opportunities.

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The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s ability to pay.

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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is working to keep Holocaust memory alive while inspiring citizens and leaders to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity in our constantly changing world. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum works every day to rescue Holocaust evidence, confront hatred, and prevent genocide.

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On February 22, Aid Live Foundation organized the VENEZUELA AID LIVE concert in Cúcuta, through which two very important goals were achieved. First: Achieve awareness and evidence before the world, the serious humanitarian emergency that Venezuela is currently experiencing, and the dimensions of the migration crisis that this has generated in Latin America. Second: Raise funds to ease some of the most urgent needs in the most affected areas.

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Wounded Warrior Project is a charity and veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, services, and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following September 11, 2001. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) will change the lives of over 1 million injured warriors, caregivers, and family members.

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In honor of his support and dedication to the Young Marines national youth organization, the Young Marines Alumni Association created the Michael B. Kessler SPACES Scholarship Fund. For 16 years, Mr. Kessler poured his heart and soul into the Young Marines organization. One of his many accomplishments is the creation of the Summer Programs of Adventures, Challenges, Encampments, and Schools. The SPACES Scholarship is a priority of the Alumni Association and this fund exists to allow Young Marines the opportunity to experience Mr. Kessler’s vision of SPACES.

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The Zane Beadles Parade Foundation was approached by two organizations that help young people going through life-changing medical conditions to funding their Therapeutic Recreation Adventure Programs. The Zane Beadles Parade Foundation gives the gift of fun, excitement, and joy to young people going through life-changing medical experiences Creating fun, memorable experiences for patients during their treatments has been proven to significantly improve their quality of life, their stress levels, and their overall recovery.

GIVING BACK IS IMPORTANT TO US

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For us, real estate is so much more than just a job. We love to help improve communities, making them safer for families to live in, and providing viability for affordable housing. We cherish the relationships we’ve formed with our clients, built on common values, and many of those clients have become friends.
If you’re interested in learning more about the causes we support or like to join efforts, please contact us.