API is involved with a wide variety of outreach activities and causes, from improving our local community to supporting charities that have global reach. We believe it more than just being a good neighbor it a fundamental responsibility to give back to those around us. From paycheck contributions to picking up a hammer, API staff members are committed to getting involved and making a difference to those around us.
Fueling Our Community is API's annual fundraising campaign. API employees support through time and donations community charities such as: Alzheimer's Association-National Capital Area; American Cancer Society; American Red Cross; Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area Council; Capital Area Food Bank; Children's Hospital Foundation of Washington, D.C.; Eddie's Club; So Others Might Eat (SOME); Susan G. Komen National Breast Cancer Foundation; and other charities in the region. 100% of the donations go directly to the charity. Last year API contributed 50 cents on the dollar up to $100 to the charities that employees selected, even if they were not on the list of seven
The Everybody Wins! Power Lunch Program is a privately funded reading and mentoring program in which various professionals -- from Congress, the business community, and nonprofit groups -- read once a week with disadvantaged elementary school children during the lunch hour. EW! works with teachers to select as many children as possible who are reading below grade levels, who would benefit from the attention of a caring adult, and who are not read to at home.
API has actively participated in the Power Lunch Program with our next door neighbor, Thomson Elementary School since the program’s conception during the 1995-1996 school year.