2023 Senior Lawncare Service Needs Your Help!

The award-winning NPU-S Senior Lawncare Service has been going gangbusters for over a month so far, and we can't be more pleased! Since the program started back up in mid-April, our mowers have gone out over fifty times to take care of the lawns of neighborhood seniors.

However, our funding is far from limitless. Right now, we have the funds to continue through June - but at the current rate, July is looking uncertain. We don't want to have our seniors going out to do yardwork during the hottest months of the year, so we're asking for donations to help keep it going!

We've started an online campaign to raise more funding to get us through the summer. Please donate what you can, and spread the word!

If you have any questions about how the Senior Lawncare Service operates check out our webpage at https://www.npu-s.org/p/senior-lawncare-program.html or contact Nick Hess at chair@npu-s.org. The online campaign is at https://www.gofundme.com/f/npus-senior-lawncare-2023.

Cascade Road Complete Streets - Public Engagement Materials

From the ATL DOT:


On behalf of the Atlanta Department of Transportation (ATLDOT), thank you for your interest in the Cascade Road Complete Street project. The Atlanta Department of Transportation hosted a public engagement meeting on Tuesday, May 16, 2023,

at Hillside International Church to provide an update on the planned project design. All materials presented during the meeting can be found on our Website in the links below.

Cascade Road Complete Street, Presentation

Cascade Road Complete Sheet, FAQs

Cascade Road Complete Street, Comment Card


ATLDOT is committed to providing safer, more equitable mobility

options for the city of Atlanta and the people we serve. 

Exciting Opportunity for Your High School Juniors and Seniors

From NPU University:


We are thrilled to present an incredible program tailored specifically for your rising high school juniors and seniors! Designed to provide a hands-on learning experience, this initiative offers an up-close view of how our municipal government functions and empowers students to actively engage with their community. Don't miss out on this remarkable opportunity!
In this immersive program, students will gain invaluable insights into the inner workings of the City of Atlanta and discover how they can make a positive impact in their own neighborhoods. By participating, they will develop a deeper understanding of how they can influence decisions and contribute to the betterment of our community.
There are limited slots available, so we encourage you to have your aspiring young leaders apply today to secure their spot in this transformative program. To apply or learn more about this opportunity, please visit npuatlanta.org today.

NPU-S Calendar of Events: May 22 - May 28

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Mon-Fri. Yard Trimmings Collected. Due to staffing shortages, yard trimmings will be collected every other week until further notice. This week, yard trimmings WILL be collected.

    Trash and recycling are collected weekly as usual.
  • Wed May 24, 7:00pm. Assistant Services Committee Meeting. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89475746987. This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about:
    • all matters related to special programs and services for senior citizens, including but not limited to housing and home repairs, financial assistance programs, and social services;
    • all matters related to education, including but not limited to primary and secondary education, adult education, parent-teacher relationships, and after-school programs and activities;
    • and all matters related to the youth of the NPU.
    For more information: assistant@npu-s.org

    Videoconferencing: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89475746987
    Dial In: +1 646 558 8656 Access Code: 894 7574 6987#
  • Thu May 25, 7:00pm. Cascade Ave Neighborhood Organization (CANO) (Hybrid). VICARS, 834 Cascade Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30311, USA. Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 979 8722 6201
    Call In 312-626-6799, access code, 97987226201#
  • Sat May 27, 10:30am. Oakland City Community Organization (OCCO). Metropolitan Library, 1332 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA.

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84116108545 password 30310

    One tap mobile +13017158592,,84116108545#,,,,*30310#

    Or dial: +1 301 715 8592
    Enter Meeting ID: 841 161 085 45
    Enter Passcode: 30310

  • Sat May 27, 4:30pm. Lorenzo Drive Neighborhood Association. Covers Lorenzo Drive and nearby roads. 

    Meets via Phone: ‪(978) 990-5162 Access Code: 6673530#

If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to events@npu-s.org.Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

Utoy Creek Watershed Charette- May 30th 6-8 pm

In partnership with the City of Atlanta's Department of Watershed Management, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers will be undertaking an Ecosystem Restoration Study to improve the aquatic ecosystem along Utoy Creek and its tributaries. Increased urbanization in the Utoy Creek watershed in SW Atlanta over the past decades has significantly degraded sections of the main stem and its tributaries, and the study will identify actions that can be implemented to restore aquatic habitats and enhance the quality of the environment.

The charette will take place on May 30th from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the Outdoor Activity Center (1442 Richland Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310). The format of the outreach event will be highly interactive, with informational booths to educate community members on all aspects of the study and solicit public input. We encourage you to come prepared to share your expertise and insights.