NPU-S Calendar of Events, June 17-23

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events:

  • Monday, June 17 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
  • Tuesday, June 18 - 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, June 20 - NPU-S General Meeting - 7pm, VICARS (838 Cascade Ave). Two presentations, two voting items. Agenda at http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaJune2019
  • Saturday, June 22 - 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:

  • Tuesday, June 18 - Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust - 5pm, City Council chambers, Atlanta City Hall (55 Trinity)
  • Wednesday, June 19 - 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!



NPU-S Calendar of Events, June 3-9

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events:

  • Monday, June 3 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
  • Saturday, June 8 - 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, June 8 - WAWA Service Saturdays - 10am,  Outdoor Activity Center (1442 Richland Rd SW) Free, registration required. Provides the opportunity for youth 10 years and older to participate in meaningful activities encouraging conservation, stewardship and experiential learning.   https://wawa-online.eventbrite.com
  • Sunday, June 9 - NPU-S Executive Committee and Team meetings - assorted times, Metropolitan Library, conference room C. All are welcome to attend:
    • 3:00 pm, Assistant Services Team - covering education, senior services, and related topics. Administers the senior lawncare program. For more information contact assistant@npu-s.org.
    • 3:15 pm, Quality of Life Team - covering public safety and human development, arts and recreation, and environmental issues. For more information contact quality@npu-s.org
    • 4:45, Executive Committee - reviews and updates the upcoming public meeting agenda, sets NPU policy. For more information contact chair@npu-s.org

External Events:

  • Wednesday, June 5 - R.E.V.I.V.E. Expo - Georgia World Congress Center (285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW). The purpose of the R.E.V.I.V.E Business Expo is to educate prime, minority, female and small businesses on how to do business with the City of Atlanta and to inform the vendor community of future contracting opportunities as it relates to various agencies' procurements. To register as an attendee or exhibitor: https://web.atlantaga.gov/vendorexpo/
  • Wednesday, June 5 - NPU-R Meeting - 7pm, Adams Park Recreation Center (1620 Delowe Dr). Covers the neighborhoods of Adams Park, Campbellton Road, Fort Valley, Greenbriar, Laurens Valley, Pamona Park, and Southwest.
  • Saturday, June 8 - Fight Against Blight Educational Symposium and Scrap Tire Drive - C.T. Martin Recreation Center (3201 MLK Jr Dr).  Symposium will focus on educating communities on how to identify city of Atlanta Code violations and how to assist city departments in effectively combating blight.  The discussions will include the affect blight has on our community as well as how neighborhoods are transforming vacancy and abandonment to viable productive properties. For more information, contact the Office of the City Solicitor at 404-658-6618. Residents are also encouraged to bring scrap tires to the event for proper disposal.
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!




Free Notary Training - June 14

In cooperation with the Georgia Superior Court Clerk's Cooperative Authority, Free Notary training is open to Fulton County notaries and prospective notaries. The training will cover new practices, rules and laws surrounding the Georgia notary.

The free training will take place on Friday, June 14, 2019, from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Fulton County Government Center (141 Pryor Street) in Assembly Hall.

No registration is required. For more information contact Nicholas.cotten@fultoncountyga.gov.

Just Opportunity Summit, June 20-21

The Just Opportunity Summit is a day-long conference held by the Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE) on June 21, 2019 - launching with a reception on June 20, 2019 at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.

This summit is co-hosted by PSE’s Just Opportunity Circle, a group of 34 key regional economic development leaders who are working together to advance sustainable solutions for equitable economic opportunities for all in four key areas throughout the Atlanta region: distribution of public investments, wealth building, employment, and entrepreneurship.

Summit session topics include: leveraging and mitigating the impact of Opportunity Zones and public investments, effective financial mobility strategies, policy supports for working families, access to capital for entrepreneurs of color, and preparing our youth for Atlanta’s changing economic landscape.

Attendees will also be able to participate in critical discussions and make new connections with hundreds of other decision-makers, experts and advocates.

Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/just-opportunity-summit-2019-tickets-56154496611?discount=EARLYBIRD

NPU-S Calendar of Events, May 27 - June 2

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events:

  • Monday, May 27 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
  • Tuesday, May 28 - Oakland City Community Organization - 6:30pm, Reverend James Orange Recreation Center (1305 Oakland Dr). More information at https://www.occoatl.org/ 
  • Saturday, June 1 - 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:

  • Thursday, May 30 - Senior Summit 2019 - 9:30am, H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility (2885 Church St, East Point). Topics include: Senior Employment, Advocacy, and Legal Issues Facing Seniors. For more information, call the STARline for at 404-613-6000. Registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fulton-county-government-senior-summit-2019-registration-58674631402
  • Thursday, May 30 - Joint Beltline/West End LCI meeting - West End Family & Life Center (1191 Donnelly Avenue). The City of Atlanta Department of City Planning and The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. have teamed up to coordinate two planning efforts The West End Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) and Atlanta BeltLine Subarea 1 Plan update. Collectively, these plans will reflect the community’s vision and today’s market conditions, while incorporating an action-oriented implementation plan. 
  • Sunday, June 2 - Lecture/Book Signing: "Red Summer: One Hundred Years Later" - 3pm, Auburn Avenue Research Library (101 Auburn Ave NE). More information and registration at https://thebatonfoundation.org/events/red-summer-1919-one-hundred-years-later/
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!



First Summer Session of Fulton Fresh Mobile Market

The Fulton Fresh Mobile Market was created to educate residents living in communities designated as “food deserts” on the importance of fresh and in-season produce. Every week, attendees will participate in a 30-minute UGA Extension SNAP-Ed nutrition education food demonstration and then be provided with a free bag of in-season produce from our mobile market.

The mobile farmer's market will run for 10 weeks during the Summer of 2019, 1st Session: May 28 - June 27 - 2nd Summer Session: July 9 - August 8th.

Session 1: MAY 28 - JUNE 27, 2019 

Tuesdays 
10:00 - 10:30 am 

  • East Point First Mallalieu UMC: 2651 N Church St, East Point, GA 30344 
  • Atlanta Heights Charter School: 3712 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30331 

1:00 - 1:30 pm 

  • Making a Way Housing: 1905 Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30314 
  • Salem Bible Church: 2283 Baker Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 


Wednesdays 
10:00 - 10:30 am 

  • Palmetto Senior Center: 510 Turner Ave, Palmetto, GA 30268 
  • St. Mark AME Church: 3605 Campbellton Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30331 

1:00 - 1:30 pm 

  • Chattahoochee Hills Charter: 9670 Rivertown Rd, Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30213 
  • Camp Truitt 4-H Center: 4300 Hershel Road, College Park, GA 30337 


Thursdays 
10:00 - 10:30 am 

  • Salvation Army Kroc Center: 967 Dewey St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 
  • Paradise Baptist Church: 1711 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 

1:00 - 1:30 pm 

  • College Park First UMC: 3726 E Main St, College Park, GA 30337 
  • Atlanta City Studio: 2311 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30311


You must arrive within 10 minutes of the start of class to receive your bag of produce.

For more information, visit https://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/fulton/fulton-fresh/cooking-competition.html, or call 404-762-4077, or email ksumpter@uga.edu

Camp NOW accepting applications

The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change invites is accepting applications to participate in their 6th year summer youth camp, Camp NOW. At Camp NOW, participants will develop and enhance their leadership and conflict reconciliation skills based on Dr. King’s nonviolent philosophy and methodology.  The camp will prepare youth to be influential leaders and change agents serving as catalysts to their peers.

The camp will be held from June 17 through June 28th.

Applicants must be ages 13 – 18.  Every one to five (1-5) applicants must be accompanied by one (1) adult chaperone.  Chaperones are expected to participate in the nonviolence education activities designed specifically for them (separate from the youth), which will benefit them personally and support the youth in their continuing nonviolence learning.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and participants will be notified if accepted for the camp.

Camp fee is $350, which includes all manuals and training materials, daily breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and tours to Alabama and other historic sites.

For more information, or to register, go to http://choosenonviolence.org/campnow.

Memorial Day Week Solid Waste Schedule

Solid waste, recycling, and yard trimming collections will not occur on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

All regularly scheduled pickups will be delayed by one day over the remaining week.

2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey

Blue Star Families announces the launch of the 2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey, available online now at https://bluestarfam.us/bsfsurvey2019.

Blue Star Families’ annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey (aMFLS) was first fielded in 2009. The 2019 survey, designed by Blue Star Families in collaboration with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and analyzed by Blue Star Families, will run through June 14 of this year.

The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete and is confidential. Each respondent can enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card. The survey is open to all active-duty service members, veterans, National Guard, Reserve, and their families through June 14. The 2019 survey findings will be released in early 2020.

Questions? Contact Michele Bradfield at mbradfield@bluestarfam.org.

Georgia Motor Vehicle System outages - May 21-27

The Georgia Motor Vehicle Division is in the middle of major upgrades to its computer system to serve drivers better. Unfortunately, while the work goes on, some services may be limited at certain times in May.

  • Kiosk and online renewals will not be available between May 21 and 27.
  • Vehicle registration and title services will be down May 23- 27. 

For more information go to www.georgiadrives.com

Generational Wealth Building Workshop - Thursday, May 23

The Generational Wealth Building Workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to qualify to have free estate planning documents drafted. These documents include a will, an advance directive, and a power of attorney.

Participants must also qualify for program services by being at least 60 years old or having no more than one home, two cars and less than $25,000 in any bank account.

MAY 23 2019
6-8 PM

Greater Turner Chapel AME Church
4650 Cascade Road
Atlanta, GA 30331

Priority will be first given to residents of need in the following zip codes: 30311, 30310, 30344, and 30331. For more information, please contact Jazz Watts: jwatts@gaheirsproperty.org (706) 612-7084

NPU-S Calendar May 20-26

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events:

  • Monday, May 20 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
  • Tuesday, May 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, May 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, May 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, May 22 - MILRA Community Engagement Subcommittee Meeting - 5:30pm, Ft.McPherson, LRA Office (1794 Walker Avenue).
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!



NPU-S Meeting General Meeting *this* Thursday, May 16, 7pm

This Thursday the 16th will be our NPU General Meeting for May 2019, held, as always, on the third Thursday of each month.

This month we'll have four presentations, including a visit from County Commissioner Natalie Hall! We also have one voting item and two items for review, so it's going to be a pretty full evening!

And, of course, reports from the police, code enforcement, public works, and many more!

See you there!

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 7-9pm
Where: VICARS, 838 Cascade Rd SW
Agenda: http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaMay2019

Two special events this evening! Public Trust Task Force + Community Design Award

At 5:30 pm, the Mayor invites citizens to attend the Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust.  
This will be held at the Old Council Chambers at City Hall, on the Mitchell Street side (68 Mitchell). According the the AJC,
The Task Force for the Promotion of Public Trust will discuss its responsibilities and goals, as well as the city’s ethics, transparency, and compliance structures.
Atlanta City Council approved the 13-member task force in February to assess the city’s ethical and transparency guidelines. The task force is comprised of appointments by Bottoms, Atlanta City Council and Council President Felicia Moore. 

After that, 6:30 pm at Zoo Atlanta, the City of Atlanta’s Office of Design will be holding its Annual Awards Program. This program includes a Community Design Award, and this year's award for NPU-S is for the Crystal Sykes / Cahaba Drive Trail

This small trail runs from the intersection of Cahaba and Sandtown to the intersection of Cahaba and Cummings, one block long. It was formerly an unpaved section of Cahaba surrounded by decaying properties. Thanks to neighborhood activism, the road was blocked off, but requests to have it paved were fruitless until, tragically, 11 year old Crystal Sykes died from an accident riding her bicycle along the rutted dirt pathway. This spurred the creation of the trail, maintained to this day by the Westridge-Sandtown Neighborhood Association.  

Members of the community will be honored tonight for their work on this project. 


NPU-S Calendar May 13-19

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events:

  • Monday, May 13 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
  • Tuesday, May 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, May 16 - NPU-S General Meeting - 7pm, VICARS (838 Cascade Ave). One voting item, four presentations, including a visit from County Commissioner Natalie Hall. Agenda at http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaMay2019.
  • Saturday, May 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, May 18 - Westridge/Sandtown Venetian Hills Neighborhood Organization - 10am, Area West Realty (1534 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd). Monthly meeting of WSCO, which operates over the entirety of Venetian Hills. Contact VenetianHillsPresident@gmail.com for more information.

External Events:

  • Monday, May 13 - NPU-V Meeting - 7pm, Pittman Park Recreation Center (950 Garibaldi Street, Atlanta GA, 30310). NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
  • Tuesday, May 14 - 2019 Age Well Expo - 9:30am, GSU Stadium (Formerly Ted Turner Stadium). Expo is presented by Georgia Power, City of Atlanta's Mayor's Office of Constituent Services and in partnership with AARP Georgia. Free registration at  http://aarp.cvent.com/d/k6qr5w/4W. Registration is required. 
  • Tuesday, May 14 - Small Business Administration Seminar - 1:30pm, Empire Board of Realtists (686 Joseph E Lowery Blvd SW).  The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. Spend The Afternoon with Senior Management from Washington D.C.
  • Wednesday, May 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.
  • Saturday, May 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!


Application deadline TODAY, May 8 - "Discover Your Personal Genius!" Leadership Program

Just came through email, apologies for the short notice:

Discover Your Personal Genius Leadership Program is a 3-week leadership experience for high school students in partnership with Vertical City, Inc,  Spelman and Morehouse Colleges (Class of 1999).  
Wed, May 8th is the deadline to APPLY. We have room for 40 students in Metro Atlanta. Priority will be given to students in one of the communities in the Westside of Atlanta.  
Application link. https://forms.gle/3vys5cFd478DLVcVA    

Upcoming MARTA Public Hearings

From MARTA:

Notice of Public Hearings

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will hold public hearings for the purpose of considering the Proposed FY 2020 Operating and Capital Budgets.

Monday, May 13
Decatur Library Auditorium
215 Sycamore Street
Decatur GA 30030
Community Exchange 6pm
Public Hearing 7pm

Tuesday, May 14
MARTA Headquarters
2424 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Community Exchange 6pm
Public Hearing 7pm

Wednesday, May 15
Clayton County Commission Chambers
112 Smith Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Community Exchange 6pm
Public Hearing 7pm

Copies of the proposed FY 2020 Operating and Capital Budgets will also be available for public viewing at MARTA's Headquarters Office of External Affairs, 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30324 during regular business hours, Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5 pm.
For formats (FREE of charge) in accordance with the ADA and Limited English Proficiency regulations contact, (404) 848-4037. For those patrons requiring further accommodations, information can be obtained by calling the Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) at 404 848-5665.

In addition, a sign language interpreter will be available at all hearings. If you cannot attend the hearings and want to provide comments you may: (1) leave a message at (404) 848-5299; (2) write to MARTA's Office of External Affairs, 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30324-3330; (3) complete an online Comment Card at www.itsmarta.corn; (4) email to custserv@itsmarta.com; (5) or fax your comments no later than May 24, 2019 to (404) 848-4179.

All citizens of the City of Atlanta and the counties of Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton and Gwinnett whose interests are affected by the subjects to be considered at these hearings are hereby notified and invited to appear at said times and places and present such evidence, comment or objection as their interests require.

2019 Age Well Expo - May 14

2019 Aging Well Expo (formerly Engage at Every Age Expo) - "Connect. Create. Contribute." is a multi-cultural expo for the greatest generations of our time to connect, inspire, become informed, empowered, and sample the rich Atlanta heritage as it meets the new Hollywood of the South.

Join us for a spectacular experience to include Senior Idol and Top Chefs. Aging Well Expo is presented by Georgia Power, City of Atlanta's Mayor's Office of Constituent Services and in partnership with AARP Georgia.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
From 9:30am to 1:30pm

Georgia State University Stadium (formerly Turner Field)
755 Hank Aaron Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA, 30315
Email: gaaarp@aarp.org

Click http://aarp.cvent.com/d/k6qr5w/4W to register. Registration is required.



NPU-S Calendar May 6-May 12

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events:

  • Monday, May 6 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
  • Saturday, May 11 - 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.co
  • Saturday, May 11 - WAWA Service Saturdays - 10am,  Outdoor Activity Center (1442 Richland Rd SW) Free, registration required. Provides the opportunity for youth 10 years and older to participate in meaningful activities encouraging conservation, stewardship and experiential learning.   https://wawa-online.eventbrite.com
  • Sunday, May 12 - NPU-S Executive Committee and Team meetings - assorted times, Metropolitan Library, conference room C. All are welcome to attend:
    • 2:30 pm, Land Use Team - covering zoning, code enforcement, transportation, and related topics. For more information contact land@npu-s.org.
    • 3:00 pm, Assistant Services Team - covering education, senior services, and related topics. Administers the senior lawncare program. For more information contact assistant@npu-s.org.
    • 3:15 pm, Quality of Life Team - covering public safety and human development, arts and recreation, and environmental issues. For more information contact quality@npu-s.org
    • 4:45, Executive Committee - reviews and updates the upcoming public meeting agenda, sets NPU policy. For more information contact chair@npu-s.org

External Events:

  • Wednesday, May 8 - NPU-T Meeting - 7pm,  Kipp Strive Academy (1444 Lucille Avenue SW). NPU-T encompasses the communities of Ashview Heights, Atlanta University Center, Harris Chiles, Just Us, Castleberry Hill, West End, and Westview.


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!

Small Business Administration Seminar - May 14

The West End Merchant's Coalition has arranged a one-day seminar with the Small Business Administration.

The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. Spend The Afternoon with Senior Management from Washington D.C.

There will be for presentations from:
  • Carol L. Thompson - Area Director, SBA, Office of Government Contracting
  • CaSandra Smith - Advanced Contracting Officer’s Representative
  • Van Tran - Director, SBA’s 8 (a) Program
  • Francine Morris - Procurement Analyst SBA, Office of Policy Planning and Liaison
  • Terri Denison – District Director SBA Georgia District Office
  • Diane Adoma - CEO, Diane Adoma Consulting, LLC 100 Women/$100 Million Initiative
Registration is free; for more information go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-afternoon-with-the-small-business-administration-tickets-60732546682.

2019 State of Fulton County Address - Tuesday, May 7

Fulton County Chairman Robb Pitts will deliver the 2019 State of Fulton County Address on Tuesday, May 7.

The annual event, organized by the Council for Quality Growth in coordination with the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce and other sponsors, will bring together hundreds of civic and business leaders for an update about key issues in Georgia's most populous County.

The 2019 State of Fulton County will be hosted at Flourish, 3143 Maple Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, on Tuesday, May 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free Community Law Clinic May 18

The Gate City Bar Association will host its 19th Annual Community Law Clinic at Greenbriar Mall, on Saturday May 18, from noon to 4pm.

This community event provides a forum for free, one-on-one legal consultations with attorneys in the areas of Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Family Law and Criminal Law. 

Also, speak one on one with Fulton County Solicitor’s office in reference to misdemeanor record restrictions and expungements.

Gate City Law Clinic provides an opportunity for members of the community to meet with some of the top legal minds in the area to obtain free legal guidance and clarification on their rights and available options.

Saturday, May 18, 12pm-4pm
Greenbriar Mall

For more information, email gatecitylawclinic@gmail.com

NPU-S Calendar April 29-May 5

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

NPU-S Events:

  • Monday, April 29 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
  • Saturday, May 4- 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, May 1 - NPU-R Meeting - 7pm, Adams Park Recreation Center (1620 Delowe Dr). Covers the neighborhoods of Adams Park, Campbellton Road, Fort Valley, Greenbriar, Laurens Valley, Pamona Park, and Southwest.
  • Thursday, May 2 - Atlanta Beltline Advisory Board Annual Report - 6pm, English Ave Yards (777 Wheeler St NW). This meeting will include a panel discussion on Transit Oriented Development. The Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee (TADAC) & Atlanta BeltLine Affordable Housing Advisory Board (BAHAB), the citizen advisory boards, will share an update on their work and help you learn how to participate.
  • Saturday, May 4 - Family Fun Day - 10am-2pm, Oak Hill Family Center (2805 Metropolitan Parkway). Storytelling, performances, health screenings, animals, kickball, and something for all members of the family. There will also be information about elections, the county’s library system, and other Fulton county services. Free. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-family-fun-day-tickets-54412306674
  • Saturday, May 4 - Cultural Heritage Program Orientation and Open Enrollment - 10:30am-12:30pm,  Metropolitan Library (1332 Metropolitan Pkwy SW). The Baton Foundation kicks off the 2019 open enrollment season for its Cultural Heritage Program.  Learn more about the program at https://thebatonfoundation.org/cultural-heritage-program/. To register for the orientation session, contact Anthony Knight at: aknight@thebatonfoundation.org or 404.355.5071.

    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!

    Children's Mental Health Awareness Week, May 6-10

    Come join the Fulton Juvenile Court Behavioral Health Unit and PARTNERS for advocacy, awareness, and training opportunities.

    Question, Persuade, Refer: Learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help

    There are two opportunities to learn this evidence based, suicide prevention training:

    Fulton County Celebrates 21st Annual Dance Week

    The Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture will host a weeklong celebration of free dance events throughout Fulton County, April 26 – May 4, 2019, showcasing all genres of dance for the dancer in every resident. This year’s theme celebrates Innovation in Dance.

    Dance Week 2019: Innovation in Dance offers free dance classes and performances throughout the county and invites every community in Fulton County to join together in celebration of movement through dance. Dance Week 2019 continues to push beyond traditional dance styles to demonstrate how all movement benefits the mind, body and spirit with nine days of dance events which include a variety of styles including; bachata, modern, tap, ballet, hip-hop, voguing, and West African to name a few.

    Please visit www.fultonarts.org for registration information.

    In partnership with Central Atlanta Progress, Dance Week 2019: Innovation in Dance invites all dance enthusiasts and novices to the official Kick-Off Celebration at Broad Street Boardwalk (directly behind Flatiron City, 84 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA) on Friday, April 26 at Noon. The free event will officially start Dance Week 2019 with high energy, boasting endless dancing to the great beats.

    For a listing of events, go to https://files.constantcontact.com/b697a1ab001/4c09c4be-d7cf-4574-87af-ab1addcbcb4b.pdf

    Zoo Atlanta "Safari Camp" Scholarships

    Through a partnership with the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority, Zoo Atlanta is pleased to be able to offer a limited number of scholarships to Safari Camp: Summer Session.  Scholarship recipients will receive one week of Safari Camp, daily lunch and snacks, a camp T-shirt and extended care options.

    Application deadline is May 6. For more information, go to https://zooatlanta.org/learn/parents-kids-families/summer-safari-camp-scholarship

    Applications Being Accepted: Fulton County Junior Deputy Programs


    No fewer than three "Junior Deputy" programs from Fulton County:

    Marshals Department:
    The Fulton County Marshals Department is accepting applications for the 2019 Junior Deputy Program which runs from July 8-12, 2019. Among the things this unique program assists with are learning life skills, developing mutual understanding, and enhancing their personal and mental fitness.

    Students ages 12 through 16 are eligible to apply if they attend a school in Fulton County, are a resident of Fulton County, or have a family member that is an employee of Fulton County. They must be of good moral character with no arrests or convictions and are required to submit an essay. Applications are due May 25, 2019.

    Applications are available at www.fultoncountymarshal.com. Or contact: Sergeant. M. Hadley, 404-612-4462, mekeal.hadley@fultoncountyga.gov or Corporal D. Stallworth, 404-612-4435, dorean.stallworth@fultoncountyga.gov.

    Sheriff's Office:
    Registration is open for the 2019 Summer Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Junior Deputies program. The program this summer will be from Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21. All applicants must be between the ages of 12-16 years old, submit an essay, have a connection to Fulton County, and pay a $50 fee. Deadline to apply is Friday, May 24, 2019.

    For an application, contact Community Outreach Services at community.outreach.fcso@fultoncountyga.gov or call (404) 612-6624.

    Court Clerks:
    The dates for the 2019 Fulton County Clerk of Superior and Magistrate Court Junior Deputy Clerk Summer Internship Program are June 17 – July 29, 2019

    This is an unpaid internship intended to expose high school students to a career in local government. Students can use the experience to get hands-on work, interviewing, career development and other skills to prepare them for college and the workforce while earning community service hours required for high school graduation and scholarships.

    The program is open to rising 10th through 12th grade students who are available for the duration of the 4-week program, able to work between 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and able to provide their own transportation to downtown Atlanta. The application deadline is Friday, April 26, 2019, at 5 p.m. For more information, visit the clerk's website at: www.fultonclerk.org

    NPU-S Calendar April 22-28


    Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

    NPU-S Events:

    • Monday, April 22 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
    • Wednesday, April 24 - Urban Ecology Meeting - 6:30pm, Rev. James Orange Recreation Center (1305 Oakland Dr). Learn about the recommendations for the Urban Ecology Framework and the schedule of the Tree Protection Ordinance Rewrite. More at atlantaga.gov/government/departments/city-planning
    • Thursday, April 25 - Cascade Avenue Neighborhood Organization - 7pm, Fire Station 14 (1203 Lee St.). For more information, contact Roslyn Baughn at lilirma2003@yahoo.com
    • Saturday, April 27 - 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:


    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!


    Angel Foods Project

    Ladies of Hope Ministries is expanding its "Angel Foods Project" to Atlanta. The AFP, in their words, "delivers free healthy food to formerly incarcerated women and their families in addition to the families of incarcerated women. Since its launch on Thanksgiving 2015, we have bought food to more than 3,000 families in New York City."

    To sign up for the AFP, go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeRhDZrmbcWVkj43TOQhB4Ke8xpKPP4utDIZLxQZ4teA6bLyg/viewform.

    Emergency 911 Career Fair

    The Atlanta E911 Communications Center is hosting a Career Fair as part of a Social Media and Public Awareness Campaign for National 911 Education Month.

    You can follow the team on Twitter @TeamATL911.


    NPU-S General Meeting *this* Thursday, April 18

    This Thursday the 18th will be our NPU General Meeting for April 2019, held, as always, on the third Thursday of each month.

    This month we'll have two presentations, on lowering your water and power bills. There will also be two voting items, a Jazz concert at John A White Park and a zoning variance.

    And, of course, reports from the police, code enforcement, public works, and many more!

    See you there!

    When: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7-9pm
    Where: VICARS, 838 Cascade Rd SW
    Agenda: http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaApr2019

    Road closure on Campbellton - Thursday 4/18 8am-8pm


    This Thursday, from 8am to 8pm, filming will shut down a section of Campbellton Road from Venetian to Alma.  Detour routes are as follows:

    • Eastbound: take a left on Alma, a right on Venetian, and merge left back into Campbellton.
    • Westbound: take a right on Venetian, a left on Sarah Harden Dr, and a right back onto Campbellton.
    The filming is for the new Starz series P-Valley. 

    Contact name on set Jeremy Tan


    Contact number on set 2404762609 

    NPU-S Calendar April 15-21

    Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

    NPU-S Events:

    • Monday, April 15 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
    • Tuesday, April 16 - 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, April 18 - NPU-S General Meeting - 7pm, VICARS (838 Cascade Ave). Two voting items, two presentations. Agenda at http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaApr2019.
    • Saturday, April 20 - Westridge-Sandtown Community Cleanup -  Peggy Quick Park (Intersection of Venetian and Sandtown).  Cleanup is in lieu of the standard meeting. Contact Quadrus at VenetianHillsPresident@gmail.com.
    • Saturday, April 20 - 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, April 19 - NPU-I Meeting - 7pm, CT Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center (3201 MLK Dr.). Covers the neighborhoods of Audobon Forest, Beecher Hills, Cascade Heights, Collier Heights, Florida Heights, Ivan Hill, Mangum Manor, Peyton Forest, West Manor, Westhaven, and Westwood Terrace.
    • Saturday, April 20 - 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.com. Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

    13th Annual Urban Forest Festival - Saturday, April 13

    Celebrate Spring at the 13th Annual Urban Forest Festival at the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC), "The Gateway to the Atlanta Children's Forest Network, where Atlanta meets Nature." 

    West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA), Red Bike & Green-Atlanta (RBG-ATL), and Fort Negrita will host this Earth-inspired celebration.

    Saturday, April 13, 2019, 11 am - 4 pm.
    1442 Richland Rd, SW Atlanta, GA 30310

    This event is FREE and OPEN to the public, family-friendly and fun-filled for the whole family. Families are invited to learn about our incredible urban forests and their wildlife inhabitants. There will be educational and entertaining exhibits, live wildlife, guided hikes and tours of the 26-acre OAC urban forest, food sampling, giveaways, and hands-on activities and demonstrations by WAWA, NWF’s Earth Tomorrow Program, the USDA Forest Service, and other partners.

    For more details, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/13th-annual-urban-forest-festival-tickets-58351291283

    Correction - OCCO Saturday Meeting

    Brief correction - in the NPU calendar for this week, we incorrectly listed the meeting time for the Oakland City Community Organization's Saturday meeting. The listing said 6:30pm, but it's at 10am.

    The meeting will be held

    Saturday, April 13, 10am
    Cathedral of Faith Church of God in Christ
    1137 Avon Ave


    NPU-S Calendar - April 7-14



    Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

    NPU-S Events:

    • Monday, April 8 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
    • Tuesday, April 9 - 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. 
    • Saturday, April 13 - 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, April 13 - WAWA Service Saturdays - 10am,  Outdoor Activity Center (1442 Richland Rd SW) Free, registration required. Provides the opportunity for youth 10 years and older to participate in meaningful activities encouraging conservation, stewardship and experiential learning.   https://wawa-online.eventbrite.com
    • Saturday, April 13 - Oakland City Community Association (Quarterly Special Meeting) - 6:30pm 10am, Cathedral of Faith Church of God in Christ (1137 Avon Ave). More information at https://www.occoatl.org/ 
    • Sunday, April 14 - NPU-S Executive Committee and Team meetings - assorted times, Metropolitan Library, conference room C. All are welcome to attend:
      • 2:30 pm, Land Use Team - covering zoning, code enforcement, transportation, and related topics. For more information contact land@npu-s.org.
      • 3:00 pm, Assistant Services Team - covering education, senior services, and related topics. Administers the senior lawncare program. For more information contact assistant@npu-s.org.
      • 3:15 pm, Quality of Life Team - covering public safety and human development, arts and recreation, and environmental issues. For more information contact quality@npu-s.org
      • 4:45, Executive Committee - reviews and updates the upcoming public meeting agenda, sets NPU policy. For more information contact chair@npu-s.org

    External Events

    • Monday, April 8 - NPU-V Meeting - 7pm, Rick McDevitt Youth Center (1040 Crew Street
      SW). NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
    • Wednesday, April 10 - NPU-T Meeting - 7pm,  Kipp Strive Academy (1444 Lucille Avenue SW). NPU-T encompasses the communities of Ashview Heights, Atlanta University Center, Harris Chiles, Just Us, Castleberry Hill, West End, and Westview.

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

    Reentry from Incarceration Conference

    The Georgia Micro Enterprise Network will hold the second annual "Reentry from Incarceration Through Entrepreneurship Services" (RITES) Project on Wednesday April 24, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

    Presenters and Panelists include the following:

    • The Georgia Department of Community Supervision
    • The Georgia Justice Project
    • The New Georgia Project
    • Southern Women's and Girls Restorative Justice Alliance
    • Restore Her
    • Trans Power International
    • First Step Staffing

    Registration is free. Lunch will be provided to all pre-registered attendees who RSVP by Friday, April 19, 2019. 

    Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Seeking Grant Proposals for FY20 Grant Cycle

    Forwarded courtesy of Councilmember Winslow:
    The Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Seeking Grant Proposals from Atlanta Artists, Arts & Community Organization Contracts for Arts Services (CAS), the City of Atlanta's means of granting public funding to the arts and cultural activities, has opened its grant proposal process for the upcoming FY20 Grant Cycle.

    Each year, CAS awards contracts to non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations and individual artists based and producing work within the city of Atlanta. Artists and arts organizations interested in these funding opportunities should submit a proposal by 11:59 pm on April 26, 2019. Both general operating and project-based funding proposals are accepted.

    The CAS program awards funding related to the production, creation, presentation, exhibition and managerial support of artistic and cultural services in the city of Atlanta. Applications will be accepted in the following categories from arts and cultural organizations, community and neighborhood organizations, and practicing professional artists:

    • Major Arts Organizations 
    • Arts Organizations 
    • Community Cultural Development Organizations 
    • Neighborhood Planning Units (NPU's) and Neighborhood Organizations 
    • Individual Artist Projects 
    • Emerging Artist Award 

    The City of Atlanta added $1M to the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs' FY '19 budget, in the current grant cycle, CAS awarded more than $2 million to artists and organizations.

    "We realize that the presence of artists and arts organizations is essential to Atlanta's cultural vitality", states Camille Russell Love, Executive Director of the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs. "Our goal is to provide support for the existence and excellence of artists and arts organizations in Atlanta."

    All new applicants are required to attend a workshop prior to submitting proposals to the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs.

    For more details including workshop information, access to the application and guidelines, go to http://www.ocaatlanta.com/?programs=contracts-for-arts-services or contact Monica Prothro at mdprothro@atlantaga.gov.

    NPU-S Calendar - April 1-6

    Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

    NPU-S Events
    • Monday, April 1 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
    • Saturday, April 6 - 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, Apr 3 - NPU-R Meeting - 7pm,  Adams Park Recreation Center (1620 Delowe Dr). Covers the neighborhoods of Adams Park, Campbellton Road, Fort Valley, Greenbriar, Laurens Valley, Pamond Park, and Southwest

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

    Youth and Law Summit - Saturday, Apr 13

    Fulton County is holding its Annual Youth and Law Summit with this year's theme being focused on "Curing Violence".

    Information tables, such as Parent University, Leap Year, Urban League, CHRIS 180, Youth Sparks, Gangsters to Growers, Mental Health, Annie E. Casey Foundation, etc.

    Breakout sessions for Youth and Parents with topics such as Healing Circles, Know your Rights, Consequences of a Thug Life, Workforce Devlopment, College Prep, and others.

    Sat, April 13, 2019
    9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Impact Church
    2323 Sylvan Road, East Point, Georgia 30344

    Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-law-summit-tickets-55648322631


    NPU-S Calendar: March 25-31

    Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

    NPU-S Events
    • Monday, Mar 25 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
    • Tuesday, Mar 26 - Oakland City Community Association - 6:30pm, Reverend James Orange Recreation Center (1305 Oakland Dr). More information at https://www.occoatl.org/ 
    • Thursday, Mar 28 - Cascade Avenue Neighborhood Organization - 7pm, Fire Station 14 (1203 Lee St.).
    • Saturday, Mar 30 - 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

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

    Summer Youth Internship program

    The Summer Youth Internship Program will provide paid work experience in a wide range of career fields. Limited slots are available.  Eligible participants will be selected on a first-come first-serve basis. 

    In order to participate, youth must be:

    • Between the ages of 16-24
    • A Fulton County resident
    • Eligible to work in the United States
    • In school and/or currently unemployed
    • Available between June 12 - July 16, 2019
    • Able to work for five (5) consecutive weeks
    • (Maximum 150 hours) 30 hours per week.
    • Live in/or attend school in the targeted districts:   
      • High Schools: Douglass, Carver, Maynard H. Jackson, Westlake, Langston Hughes, South Atlanta
      • Zip Codes: 30318, 30315, 30312, 30331, 30213, 30354
    For more information, or to apply online, go to http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/syip-applic-process, or contact the Department of Community Development at 404-613-7944/ SummerYouthInternshipProgram@fultoncountyga.gov  

    Reminder: Placemaking program enrollment period closes March 29


    All program information and links to the application and program guide can be found at: http://bit.ly/ATLPlacemaking

    Neighborhood Watch Training - Sat,3/30, Registration Ends Mon 3/25

    The Atlanta Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit is hosting its annual citywide Neighborhood Watch training on Saturday, March 30. Lunch will be provided.

    The registration deadline is Monday, March 25, 2019.

    Time: Saturday, March 30, 8:45am -1:30pm
    Location:
    Public Safety Headquarters
    226 Peachtree Street SW
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    2nd Floor Training Room
    Free parking available, enter on Pryor Street.

    To register, or for more information, contact Inspector Keisha Hebert - phone (404) 546-5320, email kehebert@atlantaga.gov.

    NPU-S General Meeting *this* Thursday, March 21

    Greetings, fellow NPU residents!

    This Thursday, the 21st will be our NPU General Meeting for March 2019, held, as always, on the third Thursday of each month.

    This month we'll have three presentations  - a new community fabrication shop, a presentation about energy equity, and a local tour company. There will be one voting item covering restrictions on data centers within the Beltline overlay zone.

    And, of course, reports from the police, code enforcement, public works, and many more!

    See you there!

    When: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7-9pm
    Where: VICARS, 838 Cascade Rd SW
    Agenda: http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaMar2019

    NPU-S Calendar - March 18-24

    Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

    NPU-S Events
    • Monday, Mar 18 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
    • Tuesday, Mar 19 - 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, Mar 21 - NPU-S General Meeting - 7pm, VICARS (838 Cascade Ave). 3 special presentations, 3 voting items - agenda at http://bit.ly/NPUSAgendaMar2019.
    • Saturday, Mar 23 - 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, Mar 23 - Colours Interactive Art Show - 6pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers Street). ARTlanta Gallery will temporarily turn Stained Gallery into a giant coloring book where adults come together for a nostalgic night of coloring. Free entry before 8pm, RSVP. https://www.facebook.com/events/270742100513120/
    External Events
    • Monday, Mar 18 - Stakeholder Advisory Group - Subarea 2 Master Plan Update - Baker Dude Bakery Cafe (1039 Grant Street SE). Atlanta Beltline  reviews the draft final recommendations for land use. 
    • Wednesday, Mar 20 - NPU-I Meeting - 7pm, CT Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center (3201 MLK Dr.). Covers the neighborhoods of Audobon Forest, Beecher Hills, Cascade Heights, Collier Heights, Florida Heights, Ivan Hill, Mangum Manor, Peyton Forest, West Manor, Westhaven, Westwood Terrace
    • Sunday, Mar 24 - Domestic Abuse and Violence in the Black Community - Auburn Avenue Research Library (101 Auburn Avenue, NE). Discussion about domestic abuse and violence in the Black community. Free and open to the public. Register at https://thebatonfoundation.org/events/domestic-abuse-and-violence-in-the-black-community/

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

    Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy - applications being accepted

    From the Fulton County Sheriff's department:
    The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is delighted to announce the 5th Annual Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy. The six weeks academy will begin Wednesday April 24th, end on Wednesday May 29th. The classes will meet every Wednesday evening from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. The academy is free of charge to the participants. A light dinner will be served.

    The program's goal is to familiarize the community with the day to day operations of law enforcement. Participants will be given an inside look at the Fulton County courthouse and jail operations, as well as an overview of the basic responsibilities of law enforcement.

    In an effort to give participants the maximum experience, the class size is limited to 25 persons per six week session; therefore, it is important to submit your application as soon as possible. The deadline for application submission is Friday, March 29th.  Please feel free to give us a call if you need additional information. If you are unable to attend, your referral will be highly considered.
    For an application, contact the Fulton County Sheriff's Office Community Outreach Section at 404-612-6624 or community.outreach.fcso@fultoncountyga.gov

    US Census Bureau Hiring Temporary Employees

    The US Census Bureau is hiring temporary employees for the 2020 Census. The jobs offer weekly pay, competitive pay rates, flexible hours, and paid training.



    Candidates can apply at https://2020census.gov/jobs

    Summer Eagles STEM Camp at Finch Elementary for Finch Elementary and TAG Academy Students

    Begins June 3, 2019
    Program Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 2:30pm

    The E.A.G.L.E.S. (Engaged Achievers using Gadgets, Literacy & STEM) Camp will provide a rigorous and engaging learning experience focused on Literacy and STEM. The students will participate in a 4-week S.T.E.M. Project-based learning program designed to ensure that students are prepared for their rising grade level, giving them an advanced exposure to grade-level content to ensure prerequisite skills are acquired to be successful.

    Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeme0H1AvCPLYJ2hXkZTNgJyNc71QUwvWl9D5HGZkSj1vcnWA/viewform

    If you experience issues with registration, please contact your school or Sedric Smith at sdlsmith@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    NPU-S Calendar - March 11-17

    Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

    NPU-S Events
    • Monday, Mar 11 - ARTlanta Jam Session - 7pm, Stained Gallery (1719 Sayers St). Weekly live band and performances, art, free entry until 9. https://www.facebook.com/events/1790704664368979
    • Tuesday, March 12 - 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. 
    • Saturday, Mar 16 - 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, Mar 16 - Westridge/Sandtown Venetian Hills Neighborhood Organization - 10am, 640 West Community Cafe (640 Evans St) Outdoor Activity Center (1442 Richland Dr.). Monthly meeting of WSCO, which operates over the entirety of Venetian Hills. Contact VenetianHillsPresident@gmail.com for more information.
    • Saturday, Mar 16 - Lorenzo Drive Neighborhood Block Association - 5pm, Chik-fil-A (875 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW). Quarterly meeting of LDNBA, which operates on Lorenzo Drive and neighboring roads. Contact thelders@bellsouth.net for more information.
    External Events
    • Monday, March 11 - NPU-V Meeting - 7pm, Dunbar Recreation Center (477 Windsor Street SW). NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
    • Wednesday, March 13 - NPU-T Meeting - 7pm,  Kipp Strive Academy (1444 Lucille Avenue SW). NPU-T encompasses the communities of Ashview Heights, Atlanta University Center, Harris Chiles, Just Us, Castleberry Hill, West End, and Westview.
    • Thursday, March 14 - Atlanta Beltline Quarterly Briefing Meeting - 6pm, Park Tavern (500 10th St). This meeting will be streamed on Facebook Live at facebook.com/atlantabeltline. Meeting materials and opportunities for public feedback will be made available on the day of the meeting at beltline.org/meetings. Free, register at https://beltline.org/event/first-quarterly-briefing-of-2019-2/
    • Thursday, March 14 - Improving Community Engagement In Atlanta: NPU Initiative Launch - 6pm, Atlanta City Hall - Old Council Chambers (68 Mitchell Street SW). The Center for Civic Innovation launches their NPU Initiative, "a reimagining of community engagement in Atlanta." Free, register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improving-community-engagement-in-atlanta-npu-initiative-launch-tickets-55942077259
    • Saturday, Mar 16 - APAB 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.com. Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

    Registration closing 3/15: Fulton County Citizens University 2019

    Registration for Fulton County Citizens University 2019 closes March 15, 2019. The 10 weeks of interactive training begin Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. and continues weekly each Thursday until graduation on June 28. The program teaches participants how County government operates, the services provided and how tax dollars are spent. County leaders provide first-hand information and conduct exercises designed to help class members understand the budgeting process and how the County makes decisions regarding services provided to the community.

    The registration fee is $45 dollars, which helps cover the cost of course materials, a graduation ceremony, a diploma, and a class shirt. Class size is limited to 30 participants to ensure optimum one-on-one experiences and a quality-learning environment. Classes are held at various County facilities including the Government Center. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15.
     
    Classes are held every Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. In order to graduate, students are required to earn a minimum of 200 credits. They earn 20 credits for each class they attend for the entire session.
     
    For more information, citizens can call 404-612-8300 or email citizens.university@fultoncountyga.gov.
     
    Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format should contact the Disability Liaison in the Department of External Affairs at (404) 612-8300. For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711.

    Fulton Arts & Culture Spring class registration open

    For a list of activities, go to https://apm.activecommunities.com/fultonartsclasses/Home

    Registration for classes starting March 19 ends March 16.

    Congressional Black Caucus (CBCF) Foundation Scholarships - application deadline March 31

    The CBCF has awarded scholarships to talented and deserving students for nearly three decades. Each year, we award more than 200 scholarships to students across the United States. Recipients demonstrate leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic talent, while other received need-based scholarships to reward their persistence in pursuing a quality education. The scholarship programs support current or upcoming college students across a variety of disciplines.


    • CBC Spouses Performing Arts ScholarshipThis program was established in 2000 in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield to ensure that African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in the performing arts receive financial assistance. Performing arts includes theater, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, marching bands, etc.
    • CBC Spouses Visual Arts ScholarshipThe CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts. Visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc.


    • CBC Spouses Education ScholarshipThis opportunity awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated African-American or Black students pursuing a career in public service and receiving an associates, undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees in the following related areas: Political Science, Public Policy, Public-Administration, International Relations, Social Sciences, Public Affairs, Urban Studies, Mass communications, African-American Studies, Agriculture, Business, Business Administration, Marketing, Legislative Affairs, Pre – Law, Criminal Justice, American History and/or Juris Doctor.
    • United Health Foundation Louis Stokes ScholarshipThis program offers a scholarship award to offset scholars’ cost of attendance. The multi-year award supports these scholars throughout their undergraduate and graduates academic journey.

    • CBC Spouses Essay ContestEach year, CBCF invites qualified African-American and Black junior and senior high school students from the districts of Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Members to participate in the Essay Contest and Issue Forum. Students are presented with a topic that embodies some of our communities’ most pressing issues and asked to write an essay to defend their research, analyses, and opinion. Submissions are judged by a special committee of CBC Spouses.

      First place winner will receive $1,500; second place will receive $1,000, and third place will receive $750. Winners and their families are also invited to Washington, DC in September to accept their award and attend a panel discussion on the topic during the CBCF 49th Annual Legislative Conference. To determine your Representative, enter your permanent address zip code here. Access to online application will be accessible on this page once opened.

    For more information and to apply, go to https://www.cbcfinc.org/scholarships/

    NPU Initiative Launch - March 14, 6pm

    From the Center for Civic Innovation:
    Are you interested in how the City of Atlanta engages residents in decision-making? Would you like to learn more about how you can get involved in your neighborhood and shape its future? Have you heard about Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs)? 
    If any of these questions have sparked your interest, the Center for Civic Innovation invites you to join us as we launch our NPU Initiative, a reimagining of community engagement in Atlanta. 
    At this event, you’ll learn about the beginnings of Atlanta’s NPUs, the city’s official community engagement process created in 1974 by Mayor Maynard Jackson. Hear from some of the original pioneers who helped create it as well as current key stakeholders in a panel-style discussion on the past, present, and future of NPUs in our city. We are excited to share our plan to review NPUs and let you know how you can get involved in our city’s decision-making process.
    For more information and register for this free event, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improving-community-engagement-in-atlanta-npu-initiative-launch-tickets-55942077259.

    NPU-S Calendar, March 4-10

    Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar:

    NPU-S Events
    • Saturday, Mar 9 - 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, Mar 9 - WAWA Service Saturdays - 10am,  Outdoor Activity Center (1442 Richland Rd SW) Free, registration required. Provides the opportunity for youth 10 years and older to participate in meaningful activities encouraging conservation, stewardship and experiential learning.   https://wawa-online.eventbrite.com
    • Sunday, March 10 - NPU-S Executive Committee and Team meetings - assorted times, Metropolitan Library, conference room C. All are welcome to attend:
      • 2:30 pm, Land Use Team - covering zoning, code enforcement, transportation, and related topics.
      • 3:00 pm, Assistant Services Team - covering education, senior services, and related topics. Administers the senior lawncare program.
      • 3:15 pm, Quality of Life Team - covering public safety and human development, arts and recreation, and environmental issues. 
      • 4:45, Executive Committee - reviews and updates the upcoming public meeting agenda, sets NPU policy.
    External Events
    • Wednesday, March 6 - NPU-R Meeting - 7pm, Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA, 2220 Campbellton Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30311, USA.

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