Atlanta Music Project Announcing 20+ Job Openings for 2019-2020

The Atlanta Music Project is about to launch its celebratory tenth season! We are now based at our new headquarters space, the AMP Center for Performance & Education, and we have a spectacular year ahead of us. We would love for you to join our team!

Full-time, part-time, and hourly positions are available. With a mission to empower underserved youth to realize their possibilities through music, AMP is seeking dynamic, entrepreneurial and passionate candidates to join us in achieving this mission. Professional musicians, music educators and arts administrators are encouraged to apply, following all application instructions carefully.


Be sure to apply by submitting your application materials in – PDF format – tojobs@atlantamusicproject.orgno later than August 18, 2019. And don’t delay, as we will hold interviews on a rolling basis!

Administrative Positions
Development Manager
Marketing & Development Associate

AMP Youth Orchestra Positions
Senior Youth Orchestra Brass & Percussion Coach
Site Assistant

AMP Youth Choir Positions
Junior Youth Choir Conductor
AMP Choirs Substitute Conductor
Site Assistant

After-School Orchestra Positions
Beginner Band Teaching Artist
Band Teaching Artist
Site Assistant (multiple positions)
Substitute Teaching Artist

After-School Choir Positions
Accompanist – AMPlify Kindezi Site
Site Assistant – AMPlify Kindezi Site
Substitute Teaching Artist

AMP Academy Positions
AMP Academy Double Bass Teaching Artist
AMP Academy Trombone Teaching Artist
AMP Academy Trumpet Teaching Artist
AMP Academy Voice Teaching Artist
AMP Academy French Horn Teaching Artist

Atlanta Streets Alive Returning to NPU-V 9/29

The Atlanta Streets Alive season has continued to demonstrate the importance of Safe Streets, provided attendees with a fun way to interact with local business, and created family-friendly community connections. The Cross-City route boasted 145,000 attendees and over 100 businesses and organizations activating the streets. We are so excited to have this initiative that brings out the best of city life in Southwest Atlanta.

The route scheduled for September 29th originally included Cascade Road and Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and was supposed to terminate in West End, but the route has been modified to extend the Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. portion east all the way to Hank Aaron Drive in Summerhill. That means that ASA will be returning to NPU-V for the first time since 2017!

Atlanta Streets Alive: Southwest will be on Sunday, September 29th from 230P – 630P with street closures from 1230P – 8P. 

LOCATION: Cascade Ave from Beecher Street (near Live Edge) to Ralph David Abernathy Blvd and Ralph David Abernathy Blvd from W Ontario Avenue (in Westview) to Hank Aaron Drive (in Summerhill)

OPENING CEREMONY: Cascade Avenue (at Beecher Street), 2:00P – 2:30P


  • The streets are closed to car traffic from 12:30P – 8:00P, with an exception for residents, churches, and businesses directly on the route that require local access.
  • Local access is extended to one hour post the initial street closure (1:30P) and one hour in advance of the streets reopening (7:00P).
  • APD will manage car traffic at most cross streets throughout the program.
  • During the hours of street closures, most cross streets will remain open to car traffic, except during the kickoff parade at 2:30P.
  • APD will temporarily close cross streets during the kickoff parade. Drivers along cross streets may experience minor delays at that time.

Atlanta Streets Alive will be presenting at our next NPU-V meeting on Monday, August 12th. Please attend if you have any questions. The presentation will provide information regarding street closures, participation procedures, and engagement activities for Atlanta Streets Alive. Residents, organizations, and businesses in the area have the opportunity to participate as a Route HostActivity Partner or volunteer. Additionally, the advocacy alignment will ask attendees to sign the Safe Streets Pledge.

For more information, please visit or contact

Code Enforcement Training Academy – Starting Soon!

Good afternoon, everyone! I promise I won’t make a habit of sending more than one email in a day, but I do want to be sure I pass along good information when it comes across my desk! Today I saw this flyer and wanted to share it with you all. Incidentally, I am a graduate of the inaugural class of the Code Enforcement Training Academy (June 2019), and can personally attest to the benefit of this training. It is really useful for those who want to be more knowledgeable about how we can reduce blight, trash piles, clogged sewer systems and illegal dumping. And an unexpected benefit in my case was that two other people from my neighborhood were there, and we were able to bond and discuss ideas for creating a code enforcement “watch” for our neighborhood.

The academy is sponsored by the City of Atlanta’s Code Enforcement Commission. Representatives of every city department (ATL 311, APD Code Enforcement, Public Works, Planning, Watershed, Fire & Rescue, and the Municipal Court and Solicitor’s Office) are present to share how their work overlaps with Code Enforcement and what they do to keep our neighborhoods clean, neat and safe.

The Academy is free, but registration ends on 8/18/19. Please send this out to all the neighborhoods in your NPU and share on social media. I think it would be helpful to the City and the NPU system to have code enforcement ambassadors in each neighborhood.

If you have any questions about the class, please email or 404.546.4982.

Join the Mayor for our Backpack Census Block Party!

Greetings Community leaders,

Please join Mayor Bottoms for the 3rd Census Block Party and Backpack Giveaway on Saturday, August 24th at the Rev. James Orange Park from 12 noon to 3pm.

ATL Counts 2020 Census Campaign is in need of trusted community leaders such as yourselves to help volunteer at this event and future ones. If you are willing to become a volunteer Census Ambassador, please call our office at 404-546-2241.

As always, thank you for your service to the City of Atlanta.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on August 24th.

Stormwater Roadshow: Intrenchment, Sugar, & Doolittle Creeks

The headwaters of Intrenchment Creek as near Turner Field, and most of NPU-V lives in, or is impacted by, what happens in the Intrenchment Creek Watershed. Concerned about clean, safe, and accessible water? There is opportunity to have your voices be heard!

Please join the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management and our community partners at our upcoming Stormwater Roadshow Open House for Intrenchment, Sugar, & Doolittle Creeks.

The Department and several partners will host 8 Open Houses, each targeting a specific watershed. However, citizens from anywhere in Atlanta are welcome to attend any meeting, regardless of event location or where they live.

The purpose of this and future Roadshow events is to engage the residents, organizations, and businesses in each of Atlanta’s 10 watersheds. The program will focus on listening to the community to learn how the Department has succeeded, gather information about recurring stormwater issues, and gather feedback about current and future projects, and the Department’s planning processes. Each session will also include educational materials.

When: Tuesday, August 20, 2019; 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Coan Park Recreation Center – 1530 Woodbine Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30317

NPU-V National Night Out Community Block Party

Please join us for our annual National Night Out celebration hosted by the communities of NPU-V! The event will promote community pride and safety. The event will be held on Tuesday, August 6th at 4pm and will hosted by the Mechanicsville community at Dunbar Recreation Center (477 Windsor Street SW).

-Free food and give-a-ways
-Interactive games
-Live DJ
-Opportunity to connect with local community partners
-Public safety resources
-Special guest speakers and performers
We also need volunteers! If you’re interested in volunteering or have any other questions, please contact: Watrina Watson at

NPU-V August Meeting on 8/12 @ 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, August 12, at 7pm. The host community is Capitol Gateway and the meeting will be held at the Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority Resource Center (341 Kelly Street SE Atlanta, GA 30312).
Agenda will be shared once it’s published.
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!

Ultimate Business Tune-Up

Good afternoon, NPU Chairs! I came across the attached flyer today at City Hall and thought I’d share it. Please share with your communities and anyone you think might be interested. It’s short notice, but you never know who might be waiting for this kind of information.

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