Atlanta Streets Alive will return to Southwest Atlanta on September 29, 2019!

Atlanta Streets Alive will return to Southwest Atlanta on September 29, 2019!

In addition to asking the City to fund and build safe streets, our 2019 Atlanta Streets Alive program is mobilizing community support for safe streets by raising awareness of Atlanta’s High-Injury Network — on which six out of the 10 streets with the highest rate of serious injury and fatal crashes are located west of Northside Drive and south of Martin Luther King Jr Drive.

All streets in our city should be safe for all people. Safe streets improve connectivity to transit, healthcare and other services, social and recreational destinations, jobs, and schools. Safe, complete, and inclusive streets call for community involvement — that’s why we are asking the community members of Southwest Atlanta to help us select an Atlanta Streets Alive route that will inspire residents to seek the transformation of Atlanta’s High-Injury Network streets into livable, accessible, and equitable public spaces that strengthen and connect our communities with opportunities to thrive.

Please take this quick, five-question survey, and share it with others who live or operate a business in Southwest Atlanta. The survey is open until Wednesday, March 13th.

Reimagining Community Engagement in Atlanta

The Center for Civic Innovation (CCI) believes that people should be empowered as the fundamental voice in public decision-making. We want a more effective system of community engagement between people and public decision-makers, so that they hear from, listen to, and engage with one another. A strong system of engagement is built on understanding and trust.

While the City of Atlanta has seen a lot of change since Mayor Maynard Jackson took office in 1974, its formal community engagement system of Neighborhood Planning Units (NPU) has not. Atlanta’s 25 NPUs were designed as a vehicle for residents to be informed and empowered as decision-makers in their own city. The NPU system needs evaluation and modernization.

On March 14 at Atlanta City Hall, we are proud to announce that we will be launching our NPU Initiative, a multi-year evaluation and reimagining of community engagement of Atlanta.



Applications for students and interested startups are open now until March 15. For more information, visit

Students must be City of Atlanta residents. Offers for the Students2Startups program are contingent on submitting the following documents to approve eligibility in a timely manner. Since we are working with Worksource Atlanta, all students participating in S2S must meet eligibility criteria. You only need one of each of the documents on the right to meet each requirement. For example, you could use a GA drivers license (from right column) to meet three of the requirements on the left. If you have questions on the requirements below, please contact Jacqueline Joyce at

Event Notification – Publix Atlanta Marathon – March 17

To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing to announce that we will be running the Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K through your district on the morning of March 17, 2019. The race starts and finishes downtown at Centennial Olympic park, and the expected attendance is about 10,000 runners.  The race begins at 7:00 a.m. and the last runner should be finished by 2:00 p.m. Information regarding street and lane closures can be found on the event website ( and looking under COURSE.  Attached you will find a detailed turn by turn for the event and the course map can be seen by CLICKING HERE. Please note that changes to the route could occur between now and event day.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Jennie Coakley <>

Casey Seeks Grant Proposals for Atlanta Workforce Partnerships

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site is seeking proposals for community-led workforce efforts to help residents in and around NPU-V develop their skills and secure well-paying jobs that align with their interests. We will award grants of up to $150,000 each to collaborative partnerships that pair resident engagement and leadership with strengths-based talent development, wraparound services and quality job placements.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. EDT on March 15, 2019. A pre-submission information session will be held on Feb. 12, 2019.

To learn more and download the RFP, please visit:

We hope you’ll join us in helping communities of color in Atlanta access the opportunities necessary for them to fully contribute to, and benefit from, the city’s growing economy.


2019 Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy


The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is delighted to announce the 5th Annual Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy. The six weeks academy will begin Wednesday April 24th, end on Wednesday May 29th. The classes will meet every Wednesday evening from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. The academy is free of charge to the participants. A light dinner will be served.

The program’s goal is to familiarize the community with the day to day operations of law enforcement. Participants will be given an inside look at the Fulton County courthouse and jail operations, as well as an overview of the basic responsibilities of law enforcement.

In an effort to give participants the maximum experience, the class size is limited to 25 persons per six week session; therefore, it is important to submit your application as soon as possible. The deadline for application submission is Friday, March 29th.  Please feel free to give us a call if you need additional information. If you are unable to attend, your referral will be highly considered.

Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you!

Lt. Shavonne Edwards

Supporting Documents:
2019 Citizens Academy Application
2019 New Citzens Academy Flyer

Youth Law Summit

We would like to share an upcoming Youth Law Summit event with you and your organization. On April 13th, Judge Renata Turner, Presiding Judge of the Fulton County Juvenile Court will host an event designed for youth and parents, it will feature sessions that deal with topics such as healing circles, knowing your rights, workforce development, college prep and more. This event will take place Saturday April 13th from 9am-2pm at Impact Church, 2323 Sylvan Road, East Point, Georgia 30344. I have attached the RSVP link here.

NPU-V February Meeting

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

The host community is Capitol Gateway and the meeting will be held at Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority Resource Center (341 Kelly Street SE Atlanta, GA 30312).

The meeting agenda will be added once it’s published.

See you there!