12/20 NPU-S Christmas Party!

It's been a busy year and we're taking a little time to celebrate - come on out and join your neighbors and elected officials at our December meeting!

Yes, we're still holding the meeting, but it's scheduled to be super short, no more than a half hour. Then it's time to party!

Time: Thursday, December 20, 7pm
Place: VICARS, 838 Cascade Ave

For more information, call 404.890.0089 or email info@npu-s.org.


Transform Finance Atlanta Institute for Social Justice Leaders

The Guild and Transformation Alliance are excited to host the Transform Finance Atlanta Institute for Social Justice Leaders! The Institute exists to empower participants to understand, engage, challenge, and ultimately reclaim finance as a tool for social justice. The Institute is not a "Finance 101" boot camp or a fundraising brainstorm; instead, it provides an introductory framework for the intersection of social justice and finance, where actionable, place-based financial concepts are learned within the practical context of social justice efforts. The Institute may benefit individual organizations (i.e., earned revenue strategies), but its objective is not solely to improve nonprofit financial sustainability; instead, the Institute exists to further movements, where people work in concert (e.g., push for more affordable housing → imagine developing a community land trust). It is an opportunity for social justice practitioners to explore the role of capital in their work in a way accessible for those not familiar with and/or historically excluded from finance. Participants leave the Institute with:

  • An understanding of how finance intersects with their work
  • A sense of the national and local financial ecosystems
  • Several strategies (for example, earned revenue strategies, impact investments, and investor engagement are some potential topics we may cover) to explore further and integrate into their work. To localize the Institute to Atlanta's context, The Guild and the TransFormation Alliance are working closely with Transform Finance to identify which strategies would be best to cover at the Institute. We are currently in the process of designing this part of the agenda

Spots in the institute are limited, so learn more and apply by 5:00 PM EST December 21, 2018.

Super Bowl LIII Traffic Plan Presentations

The Atlanta Police Department and the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee are hosting a series of townhall meetings this month to present traffic plans and local street and lane closures for Super Bowl LIII and related events beginning on Saturday, January 26 and ending Monday, February 4, 2019. The meetings will allow local residents and businesses to learn more about expectations for traffic flow management during the period leading up to the Super Bowl, and for gameday.

Representatives from the department and the committee will present detailed plans on traffic flow, as well as street and lane closures. Once the formal presentations are done, tables outside of the auditorium are set up for anyone interested in learning more about a specific area, such as Downtown, Westside, Midtown or Buckhead. We respectfully ask that any questions be directed to personnel at the tables after the formal presentations.

The meetings are scheduled to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard NW, in Room C101, Building C, on the following dates and times:
  • Monday, December 17 at 6 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, December 18 at 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 19 at 10 a.m
  • Thursday, December 20 at 10 a.m.
Parking will be available in the Red Deck and Gold Deck for $15.00.  Attendees can also arrive via MARTA and exit at the CNN/GWCC or Vine City Stations.

Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Meetings

As the Fulton County Board of Commissioners considers the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget, the County is seeking public input on the funding package at a series of hearings throughout Fulton County. The meetings are scheduled to occur at several locations in the month of December. The series concludes with a legally required public hearing to be held at the final Board of Commissioners’ meeting of 2018 on December 19.

The hearings are scheduled for the following locations and dates:

  • Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility
    515 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
    Dec. 12, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. 
  • South Fulton Service Center
    5600 Stonewall Tell Rd., College Park, GA 30349
    Dec. 12, 2018, at 6 p.m.
  • Fulton County Government Center (Assembly Hall)
    141 Pryor St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
    Dec. 19, 2018, at 10 a.m.

The meetings will be live streamed at http://fultoncountyga.gov/pl-watch-fgtv or http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/rae-ondemand.

2018 Annual Dads, Daughters, Dolls, Plus Sons Toy Drive

From the office of Marvin Arrington:

My office in collaboration with Fulton County's Sheriff's Office and community partners are collecting new toys for children whose fathers are incarcerated during the holiday seasons! There are three drive locations where you may donate toys. These locations are open 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday thru Friday. The last day to donate is tomorrow Friday, December 14, 2018.

On Monday, December 17th, 6:00pm-9:00pm, we will wrap gifts at the Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313.

To volunteer, RSVP: http://DDDS2018.eventbrite.com. We also need gift wrapping bags, paper, scissors, and tape.

For more information, contact Mitsah.Henry@FultonCountyGA.gov.

Urban Ecology Public Meetings - Wed., December 12

The Department of City Planning is undertaking a study to determine how Atlanta’s natural resources should be protected, restored, and enhanced. We need YOU to weigh in on the data findings and initial recommendations. The same information will be discussed at three different times, pick the one most convenient to you.

Learn more at http://atlantaga.gov/government/departments/city-planning


  • 8:30-10:00 AM
    Spaces Midtown East,
    715 Peachtree Street NE,
    Atlanta GA 30308
  • 2:00-3:30 PM
    C.A. Scott Recreation Center,
    1565 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW,
    Atlanta, GA 30314
  • 6:30-8:00 PM
    MLK Natatorium,
    110 Hilliard St SE,
    Atlanta, GA 30312

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program Information Sessions at Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta Technical College (ATC) is an eligible provider for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program with the state of Georgia. The WIOA program at ATC provides additional funding to economically disadvantaged adults, at-risk youth, and dislocated workers seeking training to increase or enhance skill levels to gain employment. WIOA eligibility is based on income and each WIOA office will make that determination.

Please note that those seeking WIOA funding must also apply for admission to the college and are required to apply for Pell and HOPE.

The next session will be held:

  • Monday, December 17, 10:00AM-12PM
  • Atlanta Technical College - Library
    1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30310

For additional information on WIOA contact Mattie Goss at mgoss@atlantatech.edu

Beltline 'U' - registration ends 12/15!

"The 4-month long civic university is a pilot program of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. that will explore the history, vision, programmatic elements and implementation strategy of the BeltLine. BeltLine U consists of 8 sessions facilitated by staff of the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and its project partners. Graduates will have in-depth program knowledge that they can then share with others in the community."

For more information - and to register - go to https://beltline.org/progress/progress/community-engagement/atlanta-beltline-university/