Community Blitz

We are excited to announce that the Atlanta Planning and Advisory Board (APAB) – Public Safety Committee will be hosting it’s next “Community Blitz”, in Mechanicsville / Summerhill Communities, Saturday, March 5, 2022. The “Community Blitz” is a day where business and community stakeholders work together to share information and resources while they participate in a community clean up.

We will be staging at the Dunbar Neighborhood Center. Participants will be setting up tents and distributing cleaning supplies from this location. We will be targeting our clean-up efforts along Abernathy Blvd from McDaniel Street to Hank Aaron Blvd. Roughly 10 blocks. Our efforts also includes the playground area.

We are in communication with a list of the stakeholders we expect to participate including City and County Officials and Agencies. Targeted businesses include – Venue Owners / Studio Owners / Bar Owners / Artists / Radio / Media & Social Media Influencers. Anyone who has a stake in Atlanta’s entertainment and nightlife economy. We want to make sure that these stakeholders understand how to engage using the NPU system and local agencies. Nightlife issues addressed by the NPU system include:

  1. Public Safety
    b. Liquor licenses
    c. Clean-up and Lighting
    d. Neighborhood watch
    e. Nuisance Properties
    f. Quality of life

We expect businesses and stakeholders from NPU V, X, Y and Z to be present. We will be hosting healing circles after the event as well as other services all currently available to residents of NPU-V.  Here are some pictures from previous community blitzes. We will be creating a video to share after the event.

Peace Week ATL 2022

Are you ready for a career change? What about an increase in salary? Here’s the opportunity you’ve been looking for. Join us for the 2022 #PeaceWeekATL Resource Fair. Meet up for excellent networking and serious community engagement, where possibilities are abundant.

See you there!

STRIVE Atlanta

STRIVE Atlanta is recruiting for our next cycle starting March 7th of the 7-week Business Admin Support training program. Please share the info and flyers with clients and residents as spaces are limited.

THINGS TO KNOW:

  • The 7-week program is of zero cost to participants and is 50% virtual / 50% in-person
  • Graduates will earn industry-recognized credentials from Atlanta Tech
  • Graduates will have direct exposure to cohort and employer partner CarMax and other top companies during and after the program; we celebrate a 76% placement rate with average wages north of $16.50 per hour.
  • All in-person training will take place on the campus of Atlanta Tech and the STRIVE Atlanta office downtown
  • Participants will receive individual financial counseling from a dedicated coach and financial counselor; group empowerment series by partner JPMC
  • STRIVE Atlanta will provide transportation assistance, technology assistance and a host of additional supports as needed

 NEXT STEPS TO LEARN MORE AND ENROLL:

  1. Complete a short Career Path Interest Form (page bottom)

www.strive.org/atlprograms

  1. Join us for a virtual info session!

Wednesday (Feb. 9, 16, 23 or 30th) at 10am | Zoom Info: https://striveinternational.zoom.us/j/83967368785 OR Meeting ID: 839 6737 8785

Police Reform Community Engagement

The City of Atlanta wants to understand the perceptions and the needs of the citizens and Atlanta’s communities with regards to policing.  To do this, we need your input and feedback on police reform to help rebuild the community trust and achieve the One Atlanta vision to make this a safe and welcoming city for all. 

Connect Atlanta

CONNECT ATLANTA IS THE NEWEST PROGRAM FROM OPERATION SHIELD, ENABLING THE PEOPLE OF ATLANTA TO HELP KEEP THEIR CITY SAFE.

Your participation will greatly enhance emergency preparedness by enabling police, fire, and public safety professionals to better assess and rapidly respond to criminal activity and emergency situations. It will also enable investigators to easily gather evidence in case of an incident.

I.M.P.A.C.T. (Income Mobility Program for Atlanta Community Transformation)

ATLANTA—I.M.P.A.C.T. (Income Mobility Program for Atlanta Community Transformation), the City’s first guaranteed income pilot program available to low-income Atlantans, opens its application and survey period on Wednesday, January 26 at 8 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. on February 2, 2022, with the full support of Mayor Andre Dickens. 

In one of her final acts as mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms announced a partnership between the City of Atlanta and the Urban League of Greater Atlanta to launch a new initiative to examine the benefit of a guaranteed basic income to help end poverty.  

The pilot project will serve 300 city of Atlanta residents who are at least 18 years old and live below 200% of the federal poverty guideline ($55,500 for a household of four). I.M.P.A.C.T. participants will receive $500 per month in guaranteed income during the 12-month pilot period. Applications and surveys must be completed online at www.ulgacoaimpact.org between January 26 starting at 8 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on February 2 to be considered for the program. 

Any low-income Atlantans who believe they meet the I.M.P.A.C.T. eligibility criteria may complete the online application and survey. The final program participants will be selected at random from all those who complete the application and survey, including qualifying information. 

For individuals in need of application and survey support or more information about the program, including the application process, call the I.M.P.A.C.T. guaranteed income support line at 404-631-6600 or visit www.ulgacoaimpact.org.

Funding for Legal Justice Grassroots Orgs

The Legal Empowerment Fund has recently been established and has just opened its first call for proposals. More information here.

THE FUND FOR GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS EQUIPS GRASSROOTS ACTIVISTS WITH THE FINANCIAL AND STRATEGIC SUPPORT THEY NEED TO IMPROVE LIVES, MOBILIZE MOVEMENTS, AND BUILD A BETTER FUTURE FOR THEIR COMMUNITIES.

Since 2002, the Fund has raised and invested over $100 million into the work of community activists in more than 50 countries. We provide bold local leaders with the funding, tools, and contacts they need to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges.

Please share with grantees working on legal empowerment at the grassroots level. The Legal Empowerment Fund will consider proposals for up to 24 months of core funding.

CTSA Grant Writing Deadline Extended

The Georgia CTSA Grant Writing Academy application deadline has been extended to January 21st, 2022. This is the final year of the Georgia CTSA grant, and we encourage you to apply.


Georgia CTSA’s Community Engagement (CE) program is soliciting applications to support community-based organizations seeking to learn how to develop grant proposals to fund research and other health initiatives to address community health priorities. The purpose of this CE Grant Writing Academy (CGWA) is to provide prospective participants with the knowledge, resources, and skills to write a competitive research or health initiative grant.

Six (6) organizations will be funded. Each organization will be awarded $5,000 upon successful completion of all requirements (see Funding Limits, Budgeting, and Participation Requirements).

For all application questions, please contact: Dr. Tandeca King Gordon at 404‐752-1547 or tgordon@msm.edu.