NPU-S Calendar of Events: January 20 - 26

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:
NPU-S Events:
  • Monday, January 20 - ARTlanta OPEN Mondays - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St SW). Open mic & networking event for musicians to showcase their talents and mix & mingle with their peers within the art and music community. 
  • Tuesday, January 21 - Beecher-Donnelly Community Association - 7pm, West End Family Life & Community Center (1191 Donnelly Ave SW). Covers the area between Oakland Drive and Cascade, from Richland to Donnelly.
  • Thursday, January 23 - Cascade Avenue Neighborhood Organization - 7pm, Fire Station 14 (1203 Lee St.). Covers south of Beecher to north of Avon, from Cascade Heights to Westmont.  For more information, contact cascadeaveneighborhood@gmail.com
  • Saturday, January 25 - WAWA Walk with a Doc - 9am,  Lionel Hampton Trail (390 Willis Mill Road). Free, registration required. Weekly walk with health professionals, ask questions while getting fit. https://wawa-online.eventbrite.com
External Events:
  • Wednesday, January 22 - NPU-I Meeting - 7pm, CT Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center (3201 MLK Dr.). Covers the neighborhoods of Audubon Forest, Beecher Hills, Cascade Heights, Collier Heights, Florida Heights, Ivan Hill, Mangum Manor, Peyton Forest, West Manor, Westhaven, and Westwood Terrace.
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!

Transform Westside Summit this Friday, January 17, 7am

From Westside Future Fund:

Transform Westside Summit
Friday, Jan 17, 2020
7:00am - 9:00am

The Gathering Spot
384 Northyards Blvd NW, Building 100
Atlanta, GA 30313

Register Here

January 17 Agenda

Devotion:
Tillman Ward
Founder/President, Community Resource of Vine City; Historic Westside Legacy Resident 

Featured Panel Presentation:
"Supporting Entrepreneurship & Innovation on the Westside"
with
Venessa Harrison, President, AT&T Georgia;
Calvin Rouse, Owner & Chef, EDC Kitchen;
Sylvia Russell, Member, Westside Future Fund Board of Directors; Former President, AT&T Georgia;
Rev. Winston Taylor, Historic Westside Community Member

About the Transform Westside Summit: Westside Future Fund’s Transform Westside Summit is held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month and is free and open to the public. Our audience includes a diverse group of stakeholders. Longtime neighborhood residents, community and faith leaders, heads of non-profits and corporate executives come together to share success stories and discuss challenges that currently affect our Westside neighborhoods.

Doors open at 7:00 a.m. and meetings begin promptly at 7:15 a.m. with morning devotion,* presented by a member of the historic Westside community, and complimentary breakfast, provided by Summit sponsor Chick-fil-A.

Special Event: Atlanta Technical College Enrollment
Atlanta Technical College (ATC) is bringing its Wednesday Works recruiting and enrollment event to the Summit. Typically hosted on Wednesdays on the ATC campus, representatives will be on site during the Friday morning Summit sharing about how prospective students can get started at Atlanta Tech. Those who apply at the Summit will have their ATC application fee waived.

Take a Free Shuttle to the Summit
A free shuttle will do scheduled pickups on the Westside to help you get to the Summit.
Summit Shuttle Pickup Locations: At-Promise Center (740 Cameron Madison Alexander Boulevard, NW); Hollis Innovation Academy (225 James P. Brawley Drive, NW). Pickup Times: 6:50 AM – 7AM.
Many in our community are driven by their spiritual faith to participate in the Westside revitalization effort. The time at the beginning of our meetings is an opportunity to share various inspirational reflections. While the speakers may articulate their personal faith, it is meant to be inclusive, inspiring and meaningful. All are welcome.

No solid waste collections Monday, January 20

From the Department of Public Works:

"The Office of Solid Waste Services will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday on Monday, January 20, 2020.

There will be a one-day delay for the remainder of the week.

Questions about your collections? Contact ATL311, or dial 404-546-0311."

NPU-S General Meeting this Thursday, Jan 16, 7pm

This Thursday the 16th will be our NPU General Meeting for January 2020, held, as always, on the third  Thursday of the month.

At this meeting there will be a two presentations. There are no voting items on the docket.

And, of course, there will be reports from the police, code enforcement, public works, and many more. We have added Atlanta311 and MARTA to the city services reports, and Fulton County Animal Control will be stopping by.

See you there!

When: Thursday, January 16, 7-9pm
Where: VICARS, 838 Cascade Rd SW
Agenda: http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaJanuary2020

NPU-S Calendar of Events: January 13 - 19

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:
NPU-S Events:
  • Monday, January 13 - ARTlanta OPEN Mondays - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St SW). Open mic & networking event for musicians to showcase their talents and mix & mingle with their peers within the art and music community. 
  • Monday, January 13 - Beecher Hills Community Association Meeting - 7pm, BUZZ Coffee and Winehouse (2315 Cascade Rd SW).
  • Tuesday, January 14 - Graymont Drive Neighborhood Organization - 6:30pm, St. Peter's Missionary Baptist Church (1558 Venetian Dr). Monthly meeting of GDNA, which operates over Graymont, Elizabeth, Lockwood, and Westmont. Contact DionneMoore2015@gmail.com for more information.
  • Thursday, January 15 - NPU-S General Meeting - 7pm, VICARS (838 Cascade Ave).
  • Saturday, January 18 - WAWA Walk with a Doc - 9am,  Lionel Hampton Trail (390 Willis Mill Road). Free, registration required. Weekly walk with health professionals, ask questions while getting fit. https://wawa-online.eventbrite.com
  • Saturday, January 18 - Westridge/Sandtown Venetian Hills Neighborhood Organization - 10am. Monthly meeting of WSCO, which operates over the entirety of Venetian Hills. Contact VenetianHillsPresident@gmail.com for more information.
External Events:
  • Monday, January 13 - NPU-V Meeting - 7pm, Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority Resource Center (341 Kelly St SE). NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
  • Wednesday, January 15 - NPU-I Meeting - 7pm, CT Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center (3201 MLK Dr.). Covers the neighborhoods of Audubon Forest, Beecher Hills, Cascade Heights, Collier Heights, Florida Heights, Ivan Hill, Mangum Manor, Peyton Forest, West Manor, Westhaven, and Westwood Terrace.
  • Thursday, January 16 - Southwest Study Group Public Meeting - 6:30pm, Salvation Army Kroc Center (967 Dewey St SW). We are excited to kick off construction of this first segment of the Southside Trail. We hope you can join us to meet the contractor for the construction of this western segment extending from the Westside Trail on University Avenue SW to Pittsburgh Yards on University Avenue. Please join us to hear about the scope of work and other important updates. For more info contact: engage@atlbeltline.org or call 404-477-3578
  • Saturday, January 18 - Atlanta Planning Advisory Board General Meeting - 10am, Atlanta City Hall (55 Trinity Ave).
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!

Wren's Nest - Call for Writing Mentors

From The Wren's Nest:

Become a Writing Mentor!
We are looking for professional or grad student writers, journalists, illustrators, web designers, or historians to mentor middle school students from KIPP Strive Academy for our Scribes Program. As part of this program, mentors will work with students in small groups (usually one-on-one) guiding them through the writing process as they create their own original stories. At the end of the program, the students' stories are published in an anthology that they share (and sign!) at the Decatur Book Festival in the fall.

The Scribes Program runs weekly from Jan. 30 - April 23 (with a week off for spring break). If you are interested, please email Jim Auchmutey (jimauch@gmail.com) by next Friday (Jan. 17th).


Join us and help these students on their journeys to become published authors!

Urban League of Greater Atlanta Homebuyers Education Workshop - January 25


Learn how to purchase a home the right way!
Learn everything you need to know to purchase your home, such as simple steps to homeownership, home loan products & down payment assistance, who are your key "team players" in the homeownership process? Closing the deal!

Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egrpww5pc3d290c7&oseq=&c=&ch=

When:
Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST

Where:
Urban League of Greater Atlanta
230 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 2600
Atlanta, GA 30303

Questions? Contact:
Johnette Brown
The Urban League of Greater Atlanta
jbrown@ulgatl.org

(404) 659-6584