Community Info Session by the Atlanta Land Trust on Dec. 14


DECEMBER 14 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Free

FREE information session for future homebuyers! Participants will receive an overview of the Atlanta Land Trust (ALT) and its partners who are working to create permanently affordable homes in Atlanta using the community land trust (CLT) model. ALT was created to maintain affordability in neighborhoods at risk of gentrification and displacement, due in part to the growth and development near the Atlanta BeltLine. Please register by following the link below.

MARTA Summerhill Bus Rapid Transit Status Update

Dear Community Member:

On behalf of the MARTA Summerhill Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project Team, I am reaching out to you to request your participation in upcoming community meetings to discuss the MARTA Summerhill Bus Rapid Transit Project.

Your feedback is needed to move this project forward.  Our team is excited about the project, and we want to speak with YOU about the planned route and how the project will best connect Summerhill, Peoplestown, and South Downtown to the core of the city.

The MARTA Summerhill BRT Project Team is committed to delivering a project that will efficiently and safely serve the transportation needs of employers, workers, and residents.  Our goal is to work with the community to deliver a project that will set the standard for any future Bus Rapid Transit project within the Metropolitan Atlanta Region and beyond.

Thank you for your support,

The MARTA Summerhill BRT Project Team

Westview Pride 2019 Invitation

Hello Columbus,

The Westview Community Organization will hold its inaugural Pride celebration and community fundraiser on October 10th. We’d like to extend and invitation to you and all NPU-V neighbors!

We hope you will be able to join us for a night of dancing, food, drinks, raffle, and silent auction with neighbors. Would you please support us by sharing the attached flyer with your NPU and social media networks? We’re truly grateful for your partnership. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Westview Community Organization. Purchase tickets:


We offer two ticket levels:

(1) General Admission – Includes finger food, 4 drink tickets and 1 raffle ticket. If you would like additional raffle tickets we would encourage you to purchase these in advance.

(2) VIP Table – Includes finger food, 6 drink tickets and 3 raffle tickets. If you would like additional raffle tickets we would encourage you to purchase these in advance.

This is sure to be a SOLD OUT event so get your tickets today.

Thank you!

Request for Proposals: Atlanta Cure Violence (updated RFP link)

The Community Safety Committee of Neighborhood Planning Unit-V and its supporters are pleased to present this Request for Proposals (RFP) to implement a community-based violence intervention program in the Neighborhood Planning Unit-V (NPU-V) neighborhoods of Atlanta, based on the Cure Violence ( model. This will be the first Cure Violence affiliated program in Georgia. This RFP seeks a qualified non-profit organization that embraces a public health approach to gun violence, has strong community ties, and has the capacity to attract and manage diverse funding sources. As this RFP describes, some funding commitments have been obtained, but the non-profit organization will need to assist with additional fundraising in order to prepare to launch the Cure Violence model in early 2020.

For more information and to apply, please click here: Cure Violence RFP_2019 revised

Atlanta BeltLine Third Quarterly Briefing of 2019

Join us for a conversation about equity and sustainability

Our third Quarterly Briefing of 2019 will kick off with a facilitated panel discussion titled “Greening, Growing and Going” a conversation on urban sustainability, equity and economic development led by a wide range of leaders from across the city. Following the panel, we will have brief project updates from Atlanta BeltLine staff.

September 17, 2019 6-8pm (doors open at 5:30pm)

725 Ponce Building
725 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306


Gun Control Community Public Safety Summit

The Metro-Atlanta Crime Commission would like to formally request your attendance, participation and support in our October 12, 2019 Gun Control Community Public Safety Summit. Please see the attached flyer and send a return email to register.

In case you are not familiar with us and the public safety services we provide, the MACC would like to take a moment to bring you up to date. The Metro-Atlanta Crime Commission (MACC) is a crime prevention / intervention agency established to educate the public, provide community safety programs and resources, create and implement  diversionary programs and bridge the gap between citizens and local law enforcement.

In the past several years we have worked with several key agencies in Atlanta including the COPS unit of the Atlanta Police Department in crime prevention and the establishment of youth intervention programs, the Fulton County Office of Children and Youth in teaching business life skills and assisted local communities with crime prevention. Our one of a kind Police Encounters 101 program continues to help bridge the gap of understanding between local law enforcement and private citizens.

Going forward, the Metro-Atlanta Crime Commission has now included the development of the Metro-Atlanta Life Skills Training Academy for youth (MALTA), gun control community summits, new crime prevention training for women and senior citizens, extensive personal firearms safety and training courses, availability for seminars and community training in all of the areas we have created, new partnership, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities. Email us if you have any questions.

Please join us in this collaborative effort as we make our citizens and communities safer. Please REGISTER NOW to attend the summit by sending an email as soon as possible to and share this email with as many others as you can. Your input is important. Limited seating. Thank you in advance.


M. Payne         

Fall 2019 Policy Institute for Civic Leadership


The Policy Institute is a 8 session intensive course designed to educate and train leaders active in or interested in becoming active in social justice work. Classes begin on Thursday, September 19th, 2019.

Georgia STAND-UP, a “Think & Act Tank for Working Communities,” identifies community issues and provides a forum for local residents to address their issues.

If you or any one you know would like to attend the Policy Institute, please complete the application by Wednesday, September 11th, 2019.

Apply using the link below:

Please share this email with your fellow partners and members.

If you have any questions contact Ariel Singleton at arielsingleton@georgiastandup or via phone at (404) 581-0061.

A flyer and Hard Copy form for the Institute is attached.

NPU-V September Meeting on 9/9 @ 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, September 9, at 7pm. The host community is Mechanicsville and the meeting will be held at the Dunbar Recreation Center (477 Windsor St. SW Atlanta, GA 30312).
The meeting agenda can be found here:
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!