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!