Notification of the Hotlanta Half Marathon – 6/10/18

I would like to invite and notify you of the Hotlanta Half Marathon being held on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 7:00AM at Pemberton Place – World of Coca-Cola. Last year our annual race brought 1,500 runners to the City with 35 states and 4 countries represented. Our course is designed to highlight the best and unique areas of Atlanta, giving resident and visiting runners a tour of our City. This year we expect over 1,800 runners with 30% visiting Atlanta for the event.

We also have partnered with 9 charities that serve the Atlanta community and will share in a portion of the proceeds. These charities include: Side By Side Brain Injury Clubhouse, Team Blueline, Gateway Center, Pass Them Like You Love Them, Refuge Rescue, Miles for Cystic Fibrosis, Pajama Program, The Agapao Movement, and Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Atlanta Chapter.

We have been and will continue to work closely with APD and a professional medical team to ensure safety of all runners and to minimize the impact of any traffic. Attached is course map, course directions, and timeline of effected streets. Baker St. NW between Centennial Olympic Park Dr and Luckie St will be completely closed 2:00AM-2:00PM, all other rolling lane closures can be found on the timeline. If any changes between now and race day occur, I will be sure to notify you.

We hope you will consider joining us and in welcoming runners on race day. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Route: Course Map_Hotlanta Half Marathon6.10.18

Request for Proposals from Local Artists for Pittsburgh Art

Where the Heart Is: An Artistic Examination of Home is a community-led public art initiative that provides a platform for Pittsburgh residents to reclaim their shared spaces and the narratives that accompany them. Areas of residential value and civic interaction, such as barber shops, convenience stores, recreation centers, basketball courts, churches, and even abandoned lots are publicly unsung as viable community assets and/or colloquial sacred spaces. Where the Heart Is allows Pittsburgh stakeholders the opportunity to affirm and commemorate the landmarks, symbols, and stories that reflect their collective identity via public art. Through an extensive community engagement process, WonderRoot and the project artist(s) will work collaboratively with residents to identify landmarks of local value, capture individual narratives, and conceptualize artistic markers that articulate the collective vision of the neighborhood. Where the Heart Is encourages the Pittsburgh community to reexamine their eminence as valued residents as they continuously shape their shared environment.

WonderRoot is currently accepting proposals for the Lead Artist for the Where the Heart Is project. Interested applicants can download the request for proposals here and submit proposals here.

Baton Foundation’s Cultural Heritage Program

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Metropolitan Branch Library
1332 Metropolitan Parkway, SW
Atlanta, GA, 30310

The Baton Foundation, Inc. will host its third annual informational orientation for the 2018-2019 Cultural Heritage Program. The orientation is free and open to the public.

The Baton Foundation’s Cultural Heritage Program is a year-long program that focuses on the emotional, cultural and intellectual needs of Black boys ages 10-15. Read more and reserve seats here.

Invest Atlanta Providing up to $30K for Home Repairs: Deadline 4/30 + More Resources

The deadline for Invest Atlanta’s owner-occupied rehab and repairs program is fast approaching. Amounts from $5k to $30k are available for home repairs, and the loans do not need to be repaid, unless the homeowner sells the property (and then they only need to repay the portion remaining. The deadline is on 4/30 and you can find out more information below:
Heritage Owner-Occupied Rehab Programs

Helping existing residents with critical home repairs

Program details, eligibility guidelines, and FAQs can be found here:

News article about the program:

In addition, there are other programs that may be of help to other neighbors in need (h/t to neighbor Sara Riney for compiling these resources):

UPS Hiring Part-Time Operations Supervisors

From Councilmember Cleta Winslow’s Office and the Mayor’s Office of Human Services:

UPS Hiring Part-Time Operations Supervisors


Step 1 -Register:
Step 2- Complete Your Application Online:

If you are interested in earning $15.10 per/hour , available to work an average of 27.5 hours a/week for 5
days a week , you have a minimum of 1 year of management experience, you possess a GED or a High School
Diploma and you are able to perform the following responsibilities:

  • Management of department resources to ensure maximum output, accuracy, and efficiency at all
    times. Ensure that all department and/or corporate policies and procedures are communicated,
    understood, and adhered to.
  • Establish and promote a positive, team-oriented work environment emphasizing employee
    involvement, pro-active communication, inter-departmental cooperation, and continual improvement
    on all levels.
  • Responsible to ensure that all employees adhere to safety policies and procedures at all times,
    operating in full compliance with department, station, corporate and OSHA requirements.

Then you must complete your application via the following link on April 16, 2018:

If you complete your full application and pass the online assessment then you will receive an email that
invites you to the HIRING EVENT on May 1, 2018 from the UPS Human Resources Manager. You must receive
the invite via email and bring it with you on May 1st to enter the HIRING EVENT. Please note UPS will
interview candidates on the spot that day so, professional attire is required for admittance along with 2
pieces of government issued ID (Social Security Card, Driver’s License, Military ID, Passport or Birth
Certificate), and a copy of the invite from UPS

2nd Annual 2018 ILI TIME Challenge for College Students

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

The Second Annual 2018 ILI TIME Challenge for College Students to pitch their ideas on how to move NASA technology into the marketplace has officially launched!!

Please share the attached PDF with your networks and encourage students to sign up as soon as possible to maximize the time they will have to review the 90+ NASA Technologies to choose from for their first round submission for the competition.

Key Due Dates:

(1) Student Sign up by: April 30, 2018 – [the clock is ticking]

(2) First Submission Due: May 31st – via Mi Rialiti Smartphone Platform (

(3) Final Submission Due: September 21st

(4) Finalists Pitch: October 27th – Washington DC.

Between May and Aug we are providing technical assistance (TA) webinars for participating college students on (1) how to submit ideas, (2) financial modeling for startups by an Angel Investor and (3) patent research provided by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (ML) firm.

Want to be involved?

  • Host/Sponsor a Webinar?
  • Provide Travel Stipends for Students?
  • Host/Sponsor a Pre-event – Reception (Oct 26th)?
  • Host/Sponsor the main Event (Oct 27th)?
  • Something else?

Event support can be done online now via

von Nkosi, NCARB, AIA
Institute for Local Innovations (ILI)
Liquid Studios ®

Email :
Mobile: 404.909.3276
NOLA Office: 504.460.6727

2018 City of Atlanta Prepare-A-Thon

The Mayor’s Office of Emergency Preparedness would like to invite you to participate in the 2018 City of Atlanta’s PrepareAthon.  For those who may not know, PrepareAthon is a National campaign to motivate people and communities to take action to prepare for and protect themselves against disasters.  There will be presentations along with a fair-like experience. It will be held on Monday, April 30th from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center and Aquatic Center at 110 Hilliard St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312.