Back to School Backpack Giveaway

The Education Committee of (APAB) Atlanta Planning Advisory Board is indeed a partner of the Back to School “Backpack Giveaway” Event. Several of the vendors listed are in fact active members of the Education Committee. They were intricately involved in planning this event. Please feel free to share this flyer with your neighbors and friends.

Consider joining the planning committee for the September 18th Celebration at Pittsburgh Yards!

This Community Celebration will include an outdoor festival with entertainment, activities for families, a marketplace and tours of the Nia Building.  On Saturday, September 18, 2021 the day will begin with the regular Pittsburgh Community Market at 10:00 am, followed by the Community Celebration from 12:30 – 5:00.  Help celebrate the opening of the first phase of Pittsburgh Yards and welcome neighbors to come enjoy the beautiful campus.  The planning committee is meeting every Wednesday at 6:00 pm (sometimes virtual, sometimes in person at Pittsburgh Yards).  There are 5 task forces:  Tours; Entertainment; Marketing & Decorations; Family and Children’s Activities; Market/Vending.

If you would like to join the planning committee, please contact Gitonia Morrison-McBride, event planner and Pittsburgh resident, at gitonia.morrisonmcbride@gmail.com or Natallie Keiser, Annie E. Casey Foundation staff, at nkeiser@aecf.org.

Zone 3 Town Hall August 11

Good afternoon Major Peek, hope all is well. The Zone 3 Town Hall is scheduled for Wednesday, August 11 at 6 p.m. The Public Affairs Unit will be coordinating the Zone 3 Town Hall on behalf of Chief Bryant and your team. We need to start sending out the registration link by tomorrow or Friday at the latest. Can you send us your list of community contacts that you want to receive the registration link? Please send us the names and email addresses of the community leaders and community partners you want us to invite. We need this information by Thursday 7/15 or Friday 7/16 at the latest.

  • This event will be held in the COBRA room for APD staff.
  • The community will attend virtually via Zoom.
  • The date for your Town Hall is August 11, 2021
  • The time will be 6:00 pm.
  • Attached is an emailable “save the date” registration graphic.
  • Attendees must reside or have a business in Zone 3.
  • Please advertise this event in your neighborhood meetings and other community events.
  • Registrants will have the option to ask two questions during registration and may have a chance to ask more questions on the day of the event.
  • We can meet with you to go over the submitted questions before the event date.

Angie Rosete
Multimedia & Communications Manager |Public Affairs| Atlanta Police Department
226 Peachtree St. SW | Atlanta, GA 30303
Office: 404-546-7212 Ext: 67212  | Cell: 404-274-9022

Sept. 18 Celebration at Pittsburgh Yards – Planning Committee

Consider joining the planning committee for the September 18th Celebration at Pittsburgh Yards!

 This Community Celebration will include an outdoor festival with entertainment, activities for families, a marketplace and tours of the Nia Building.  On Saturday, September 18, 2021 the day will begin with the regular Pittsburgh Community Market at 10:00 am, followed by the Community Celebration from 12:30 – 5:00.  Help celebrate the opening of the first phase of Pittsburgh Yards and welcome neighbors to come enjoy the beautiful campus.  The planning committee is meeting every Wednesday at 6:00 pm (sometimes virtual, sometimes in person at Pittsburgh Yards).  There are 5 task forces:  Tours; Entertainment; Marketing & Decorations; Family and Children’s Activities; Market/Vending.

If you would like to join the planning committee, please contact Gitonia Morrison-McBride, event planner and Pittsburgh resident, at gitonia.morrisonmcbride@gmail.com or Natallie Keiser, Annie E. Casey Foundation staff, at nkeiser@aecf.org.

SAVE THE DATE (7/24) for our July (In-person!) Meeting

The Intrenchment Creek Community Stewardship Council will be hosting our next bi-monthly meeting on Saturday, July 24 at 11:00 am.

This will be our first in-person meeting, and it will be held at the Rick McDevitt Youth Center at 1040 Crew Street SW.

Lunch will be provided.

As always, we’re also looking for supporters and members of our communities to sign up and join a committee so that we can advance our work to restore, revitalize, and protect the ecological health of our south Atlanta communities. If you’re interested in working with a committee, please sign up here: https://fb.me/e/dlYRJmbXm

And you can find the Facebook event here (please share with your networks!): https://fb.me/e/drQBjcMl8

If you would like to learn more, please follow us on FacebookTwitter, and our website.

Swope Dreams Community Impact Challenge

SWOPE DREAMS COMMUNITY IMPACT CHALLENGE

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Swope Dreams is offering $25,000 to fund projects to improve residents’ lives in southwest Atlanta neighborhoods. Each individual or team can request up to $5000 to support a project/initiative they believe will enrich and improve their community. Those selected will also have access to our network of mentors who will help champion your idea and provide assistance throughout the project lifecycle.

What are the community categories?

We are open to any ideas that YOU believe will positively impact our communities. Some areas of focus include:

  • Neighborhood beautification
  • Art / Culture
  • Economic empowerment
  • Education
  • Community resilience
  • Public Safety
  • Food Security
  • Housing affordability
  • (But don’t let us limit your imagination)

Who is eligible to apply?

We encourage residents in the NPU-V – Adair Park, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, and Summerhill/Capitol Homes to apply. However, anyone who resides in the metro Atlanta area is eligible. We encourage anyone with a passion for their community and an idea they would like to see come to life to apply to have their project sponsored. Applicants can be individuals, teams/groups of people, non-profit organizations, or small businesses. Proposals must immediately benefit the SW Atlanta neighborhoods in NPU-V (Adair Park, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, and Summerhill/Capitol Homes).

What is the application process and deadlines?

Window for applicants to apply opens June 1, 2021 and will close on August 15, 2021. An independent selection committee will select which projects to fund. Winners will be announced on September 1, 2021.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Feel free to reach out to us with questions or to learn more at swopedreams@gmail.com.

BeltLine Rail Now – Summer Rally

BeltLine rail has historic momentum – making the need for citizen advocates more crucial than ever. Join us for our Summer Rally on Sun Jul 11 to explore creative strategies to accelerate construction and ensure a world-class transit solution. See you there!

NPU-V July Virtual Meeting (7/12) @ 7pm!

Join us for our monthly meeting for residents of Neighborhood Planning Unit V! NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
 

The meeting will be held on Monday, July 12th, at 7pm via Zoom.  Participants will need to register in advance for this meeting via this link:

To join, click: https://zoom.us/j/99211320112
Meeting ID: 992 1132 0112
Dial-In: 646-558-8656, access code, 99211320112#
Call-in participants will be able to “raise their hand” by dialing *9 during the meeting. NPU-V board members hosting the meeting will be able to see any participants with raised hands and recognize them for asking questions or recording tallies for voting matters.

If you have questions about the Zoom meeting, please email npuzoomroom4@atlantaga.gov and the NPU-V board Zoom hosts will be able to help.

The City of Atlanta is divided into 25 Neighborhood Planning Units or NPUs, which are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues. The NPU system was established in 1974 to provide an opportunity for citizens to participate actively in the Comprehensive Development Plan, which is the city’s long-term vision for the next five, ten, and fifteen years into the future. It is also used as a way for citizens to receive information concerning all functions of city government.
 
See you there!

Community Leadership Institute of Atlanta – Fall Cohort, NowAccepting Applications!

Good afternoon, Community Leaders!

I am so excited to announce that the applications for the second cohort of the Community Leadership Institute of Atlanta 2021 are available and being accepted now through July 6th. The City of Atlanta partners with the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute to offer this comprehensive program at no cost to Atlanta residents. The Spring cohort was far more competitive than the years prior, with nearly one hundred applicants. We only have 25 slots available, so please don’t delay if you intend to apply to join the Fall Cohort.

 Please see the attached flyer and forward this email to your neighbors and friends. Visit atlantaga.gov/cli for more information and let me know if you have any questions.

NPU-V Non-Profit Board of Directors Interest Form

NPU V NON PROFIT BOARD OF DIRECTORS INTEREST FORM
FOR RESIDENTS IN Adair Park, Mechanicsville, Pittsburgh, Peoplestown, Summerhill and Capitol Gateway

Have you ever wanted to get more involved in your community to help make a difference? Are you interested in serving on a nonprofit organization board of directors that supports improving education, income, and health for a better quality of life in Adair Park, Mechanicsville, Pittsburgh, Peoplestown, Summerhill and Capitol Gateway? Consider becoming a member of the board of directors of a nonprofit that serves our neighborhoods.

What is the role of a Board of Directors?

A Board of Directors serve as the volunteer governing body of the nonprofit organization. Board members have legal duties of care (fiduciary/financial), loyalty (protecting the mission) and obedience (ensuring compliance to regulations). Beyond that, board members typically guide the strategic direction, serve as ambassadors/marketing supports, and make sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission. There are many resources for more information on nonprofit boards, such as https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/tools-resources/board-roles-and-responsibilities .

Each year nonprofit organizations that provide services to NPU V request residents to serve on their organization’s board of directors. We decided to create a database of residents in NPU V that are interested in serving on nonprofit board of directors so we can share and recommend people that we know are interested in serving.

If you are interested in serving please complete this form. Completing this form isn’t a guarantee you will be selected to serve.