Neighborhoods Matter

We all have a neighborhood we call home.

Every day, ACLT works with residents to make investments that enhance their neighborhoods.

What does it mean to improve quality of life in
Anchorage’s neighborhoods?

 

REAL ESTATE

ACLT owns transformative properties, connects entrepreneurs to real estate, and invests in our neighborhood commercial corridors.

 

ORGANIZING

ACLT works with neighbors to create grassroots networks and act as an advocate for issues that matter to our communities.

 

 

NEIGHBORHOOD
IMPROVEMENTS

ACLT works with neighbors to rejuvenate and invest in the spaces important to our communities.

 

 

TARGETED PROGRAMS

ACLT runs high-impact programming grounded in our neighborhoods that aims to stand behind residents and address poverty and inequity.

When we improve neighborhoods, we all win.

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There are many people who make the every day of Grow North Farm possible. This season, thanks to a generous gift from The Alaska Community Foundation's Social Justice Fund, we were able to hire on three youth interns to help manage daily farm stand operations. Under their leadership, Grow North Farm had its most successful season yet, with more visitors, sales, and events than ever before! We'll be introducing you to each of them in the coming weeks with a profile of their work and a brief interview on their experience this season.
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Meet Asma Akal! Though Asma has spent previous seasons assisting her mother (and Grow North Farm farmer) Aamina with her business, this was Asma's first summer as a farm stand coordinator. Each week, Asma oversaw the CSA and weekly box pick up process, and helped us grow our CSA from 15 members last year to nearly 50 members this season! Asma helped to build better systems for interns, farmers, and customers, and helped to coordinate all events (especially hot food Thursdays) on-site this season. In addition to her weekly farm stand responsibilities, Asma also helped her mother Aamina and their produce business Mubarak Foods expand into selling hot food on-site in our food truck incubator. Through her leadership and guidance, she expanded horizons not just at the farm stand, but for other food-based businesses looking to try vending for the first time. We can’t imagine the Farm without her, and look forward to seeing all that she is capable of in her future! For a chance to get to know her, here are her thoughts on Grow North Farm's third season. Due to tenets of her religion Asma does not wish to appear on camera, so she submitted this beautiful photo of a summer visit to Whittier, Alaska instead. Cheers to you and all you are capable of, Asma! 🎉
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