First of all if you were able to volunteer at the Venetian Hills Elementary project last month, thank you!  If you had to cancel your participation, we could use your help this Friday.

Yes, we still have a few tasks to finish and have been dodging the rain for weeks to get something scheduled. It looks as though we have a perfect window of opportunity Friday

So we need about 10 volunteers to help finish the project at Venetian Hills before the staff and students get back to school!

1910 Venetian Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30311

If you can help Friday, please reply to this message ASAP and let me know if you like chicken, beef or veggie sandwich for lunch.
George Burgan

Job Opportunity -- Site Superintendent $15 - $18.00 per hour

Site Superintendent

Required Work Experience:  Construction background
Job Duties:  Maintain quality/safety on job sites, manage subcontractors, coordinate scheduling of tasks, oversees budget control.
Candidate should also be punctual, honest , responsible, and  must have own reliable truck for transporting materials.
No out of state travel
40 hours per week (Full-time)
Hourly Wage: $15 - $18
Qualified candidates should forward resumes to: 

Job Opportunity @ Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is seeing to fill two Program Officer positions. We would love your help in spreading the word.
Below, please find brief descriptions for each position. View full descriptions herePlease share with individuals who may be candidates or could help us identify candidates. 
Thank you.

Program Officer - Fostering Opportunity - The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation (Atlanta, GA)
Position Summary
Reporting to the Vice President of Programs, the Program Officer will develop and implement pre-K - 16 education program strategies that are consistent with and advance the vision of the Blank Foundation trustees.
At present, this work includes:
  • Engaging with an existing funding collaborative to articulate and implement a local and statewide K-12 education policy and advocacy strategy in Georgia    
  • Developing a grant making program that advances K-12 STE(A)M education in Atlanta, including informal programs like the national maker movement
  • Playing a leadership role in statewide early education efforts
In addition, the Program Officer will work closely with the Vice President for Community Development to help implement pre-K - 16 education program strategies that are part of the Foundation's place-based Neighborhood Prosperity Fund on the Westside of Atlanta.
Further, the Program Officer may provide content expertise on education issues that are part of the Foundation's community-based grant making in Montana.

Program Officer - Quality of Life - The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation (Atlanta, GA)
Position Summary
Reporting to the Vice President of Programs, the Program Officer will implement grant making programs and public-service projects that build community and enhance quality of life in Atlanta and beyond. Specifically, the Foundation seeks to improve Quality of Life by expanding access to parks and green space, increasing recreational activities and healthy lifestyles, and fostering flourishing diverse creative activities through the arts.
The Program Officer's responsibilities include a blend of grant making and hands-on project management, in an operational role, to carry out projects on behalf of the Foundation and the Blank Family of Businesses. The Program Officer will also support grant making and community engagement carried out through the Blank Family of Businesses, including the Atlanta Falcons and PGA TOUR Superstore.
In addition, the Program Officer will work closely with the Vice President for Community Development to help implement program strategies that are part of the Foundation's place-based Neighborhood Prosperity Fund on the Westside of Atlanta.

Community Take Back "Stop All Crime" Rally this Saturday


Last week the rain stopped our Rally but we are back, full of energy and ready to walk this Saturday.  With your support we plan to walk for the next two weekends through a portion of Oakland City announcing that we plan to give crime, drugs and violence an eviction date. So put on your walking shoes, hand out some flyers, get some fresh air and exercise and get acquainted with neighbors as we rally/walk against all crime in Oakland City.  The Atlanta Police have been invited to accompany us.  Thanks APD!!

    WHEN     Saturday, July 26 @ 11:30am
    WHERE:     Meet in front of Finch Elementary, 1114 Avon Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA

Councilwoman Cleta Winslow will be out in the community as well, hosting a community cleanup on Sparks Avenue.  The rally will walk down Sparks Avenue and several other streets in that area.

In advance I thank you for coming out and showing your support for Oakland City and NPU-S.  Please share this information with friends and family, everyone is invited.

In service,
Ms. Robbie Hunter
NPU-S Chair

How to Do Business with the City of Atlanta

The City of Atlanta is encouraging City Councilmember’s to institute a new policy for donations and contributions that we make to neighborhood organizations, schools and churches. In order to receive future donations and/or contributions, I am encouraging you to immediately register as a vendor with the City of Atlanta. This will ensure that you will receive funds in a timely manner once you have submitted an invoice to my office. Please follow the steps below:
1.       Go online to the City of Atlanta’s Website: www.atlantaga.gov
2.       Click on the “Doing Business” tab at the top of the screen
3.       Select “Suppliers” from the drop down menu
4.       Complete both steps under “Getting Started”
Ø  Register
1.       Complete each field with the correct information
2.       Select “Click here to open IRS form W9” and complete this form
Ø  Login
1.       With the information received, please Login and make sure all contact and address information is correct
5.       When finished, please contact my office at 404-330-6047 with your full name and date that the application was submitted so that we may ensure that it is processed in a timely matter.
If you have any questions with filing out this application, please contact Tiffany Eggleston in my office at 404-330-6047 and she will assist you with filling out and submitting the application.
Cleta Winslow
Councilmember, District 4
404-330-6047 (office)
404-216-1701 (cell)

Testing Phase of New City Service 311

Please call 404-546-0311 and then send your feedback to
City Representative Stephanie Ramage on this new service.
Read her message below for details on the service.

Ms. Robbie Hunter
NPU-S Chair
 Dear Citizens,

 As you may have heard, the City of Atlanta has launched the
  operational testing phase of its 311 service and we need
  citizens to give it a try and report back to me regarding
  how well you think the customer service rep handled the call
  and if your question was answered to your

  If you would note in your email to me the time and date of
  your call, your question, whether the answer you received
  was thorough and accurate, and about how long you were on
  the line, I would be most grateful. My email address is

  311 is a way to give citizens answers about any city service
  quickly and efficiently. You may ask a question about your
  water bill, flooding, parking, court fines, parks, traffic,
  code enforcement, street lights, garbage pick up, business
  licenses, permits--basically anything--or make a service
  request. You may be transferred to the city agency best able
  to help you.

  Due to technical issues that the city expects to have
  resolved in a couple of months, it is not possible to
  merely dial “311” just yet, however, if you need a
  question answered, you may dial
  404-546-0311 or you can program it into your cell phone as

  The website is also operational, and I really would
  appreciate as many citizens as possible giving it a
  try.  Any complaints about it, from navigation to
  usefulness of content, etc. are welcome!
  Click here:

  Please let me know what you think of the system in honest,
  straightforward terms. It's important that it provide
  accurate information in an efficient manner.

  Stephanie Ramage
  Citizens Advocate
  City of Atlanta

John A. White Park Pool is OPEN

Pool Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday
12:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Community Free Swim
Monday - Friday
12:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Community Pay Swim
Monday - Friday
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Daily Outdoor Pool Fees
Child 5yrs and younger    $1.00
Child 6 to 16 years           $2.00
Adult 17 to 50 years         $4.00
Seniors 55 yrs and up      $2.00

Splash Card                  10 uses    20 uses
Child/Seniors                   $17.50     $35.00
Adult                                $37.50     $70.00
Membership passes provide access to all City of Atlanta natatoriums, recreation centers and outdoor pools.  Pass holders are permitted to swim in open lanes and have access to weight/fitness rooms at City of Atlanta recreation centers.  For membership access, visit atlantaga.gov/parcs

Community Take Back Rally/March

Also please, please participate in the Community Take Back Rally/March on 
Saturday, July 19 and July 26
@ 11:30am
Finch Elementary on Avon Avenue @ Lee Street.  
We are marching to protest against crime, drugs and violence in our communities.  This march will be held in Oakland City but will eventually roll around to all the NPU-S communities. 

After the march stop by and join the OCCO Community Day celebration at the Oakland City Garden 

 Saturday, July 19
starting at 1pm 
on Bridges Avenue

Councilwoman Winslow is hosting a 4th Annual Youth Empowerment Conference on  

Saturday, July 19th
at 10:00a.m. 
at the Wren’s Nest located at 
1050 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, SW 
Also if you have not done so already, I encourage you to attend one of the Infrastructure Bond Hearings being held around the City.

Ms. Robbie Hunter
NPU-S Chair

The Atlanta Mobile Market

When: Saturday July 19th 
Where: Urban Perform
678 Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW
Atlanta GA 30314
 Time:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
**There are multiple listings for this event, please see the calendar for additional days.

Best Practices in STEAM

When: Tuesday July 22nd
Where: Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building 
#Room L1-255 (lower level)
Georgia Institute of Technology, 311 Ferst Drive
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00pm

Fertile Crescent Steering Committee Meeting

When: Friday July 25th
Where: The Center for Working Familie
477 Windsor Street SW Suite 101
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Burgers & Backpacks

When: Saturday July 26th
Where: English Avenue Community Campus
627 English Ave NW, Atlanta GA 30318
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Hartnett Oakland City Community Day

Greetings All,

It is with a high level of enthusiasm and pride that I extend this invitation to our second year of celebrating Community Day at our garden.  I'm requesting your presence and also asking that you say a few words.  I know that it's last minute but if you can't attend can you send a representative in your stead.  Please see the attached flyer for details.

When:    Saturday, July 19, 2014
Where:    Hartnett Oakland city garden
        1410 BRIGDES AVE, SW, ATLANTA, GA 30310
TIME:    1:00 PM UNTIL 4:00 PM

Thank you in advance for your continued support.  Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Louvenia Gates
Vice President, OCCO


REMINDER: If you are having a National Night Out event in your neighborhood, please complete the attached National Night Out Participation Form (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4pxfUg3pJhydG9XNUtCTHp3bGM/edit?usp=sharing)  and return it to your Crime Prevention Inspector, W. Clarke, Zone 4 at wedclark@atlantaga.gov or fax it to 404-589-9236.  You can also contact Inspector Clarke at 404-546-5575.

Also, if your neighborhood is having a National Night Out event, please contact my office at 404-330-6047 with the time and location of your event so that I can ensure that Police Officers will be in attendance for your safety.

Cleta Winslow
Councilmember, District 4
404-330-6047 (office)
404-216-1701 (cell)
404-331-8929 (fax)

Update on Fire Station #7

This is just an update on what is happening with Fire Station #7. As you may recall, last February, Mayor reed and I announced that $2.5 million would be dedicated to the renovations of Fire Station #7 which is located at 535 West Whitehall Street, SW( in Historic West End). As you know, Fire Station #7 served over 9 communities including West End, Atlanta University Center, Booker T. Washington/ Ashview Heights, Oakland City, Mechanicsville, Pittsburgh, Bush Mountain, Venetian Hills, Cascade Avenue Corridor, Beecher Donnelly, Mozley Park and the Just Us Community.

The architectural drawings have been completed and the project has gone out for bids for the rehabilitation work. I will continue to keep you updated as I receive further information. Again, thank you for having supported the need to re-open this Fire Station in all of these Historic Neighborhoods that were previously mentioned.

Cleta Winslow
Councilmember, District 4
404-330-6047 (office)
404-216-1701 (cell)
404-331-8929 (fax)

Atlanta Police Department’s ‘HAPPY’ a big hit

/Atlanta Police Department’s ‘HAPPY’ a big hit