Peoplestown Springfest 2019 This Saturday

AECF Community Investment Fund Advisory Board

Dear NPU-V neighbor, We invite you and others you may know across the NPU-V neighborhoods to apply to become a 2019-2020 Advisory Board member for the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Community Investment Fund. The Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site team partners with community members to support resident-led projects in NPU-V that focus on our priority areas: education achievement, neighborhood transformation, and family economic success.

The Role of Community Investment Fund Advisory Board Members The board will review, select and award funding for community projects, with support from Atlanta Civic Site staff. Please note that board members and groups they lead are not eligible to apply for Community Investment Fund grants; therefore, if you are a member of the board, senior staff or otherwise leading an organization or a project that would like to apply for a grant, you should not apply to be an Advisory Board member. We will share information about the 2019 Community Investment Fund application process in early next year.

If you are interested in nominating someone for board membership, please provide his or her name and contact information to Kristina Sales (ksales@aecf.org or 678.686.0159) or pass along the application and encourage that person to apply.

More information can be found here: 2019CIFBoardInviteApplication (2)

NPU-V April Meeting on 4/8 @ 7pm!

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 the Rick McDevitt Youth Center (1040 Crew Street SW Atlanta, GA 30315).

Here is the agenda for the meeting:

See you there!

NPU-V Small Business Improvement Grant

Invest Atlanta, in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is offering a new resource to small business owners in Pittsburgh, Peoplestown, and Mechanicsville. Qualified business owners can receive between $3,000 and $10,000 to help with interior and exterior improvements. We would love for you all to share this information at the next NPU-V meeting, and I have attached a flyer with more details about the program.

Erika Smith, the Southside Community & Economic Development Manager at Invest Atlanta, is available to say a few words at the upcoming NPU-V meeting if time allows. Please let me know if this is possible and thank you for helping us spread the word about this program!

Flyer: NPU-V Small Biz Flyer-2

Please join ECO-Action for More Money, More Power: A Community Conversation about Energy Bills Inbox

Join ECO-Action at More Money, More Power, A Community Conversation about our Energy Bills on Saturday, April 6th from 12pm -2pm at Providence Missionary Baptist Church (2296 Benjamin E. Mays Drive SW, 30311).

Lunch will be served and children are welcome!

We hope that you will join us for this informative conversation about electricity bills and why now is the time to hold your Georgia Public Service Commissioners accountable.

Atlanta History Center Olympic Exhibition Charrette Invitation

We are planning a new exhibition about Atlanta’s Olympic history, and we need your help!

Bring a friend!

Refreshments provided!

Please RSVP by Friday, April 5th by replying to this email with the name(s) and number of attendees.

WHEN: Pick one of the two offered sessions:

Saturday, April 13, 10:30am-12pm

Wednesday, April 17, 6:30pm-8pm

WHERE: Atlanta History Center

130 West Paces Ferry Road NW

Atlanta, GA 30305

Questions? Please contact Claire Haley at chaley@atlantahistorycenter.com.

What is a charrette?

A charrette is a creative, intensive workshop where interested parties come together to examine and respond to a project’s planned goals. As we work through the plans for a new exhibition about Atlanta’s Olympic history, holding this type of forum for public feedback will allow us to identify major interest areas and issues within the topic, and move toward the best plan for exhibition development. Come think things through with us!

About the exhibition

The upcoming Atlanta History Center exhibition seeks to reveal the impact of the 1996 Olympic Games on the city and region.

The exhibition intends to review the process of designating Atlanta as an Olympic host city and how that accelerated change at a local and regional level, connecting the city’s ongoing urban transformation with major developments of the last decade of the 20th century and beginning of the 21st.

The exhibition should engage visitors of all ages with stories of urban redevelopment, economic and population changes, cultural impact, city and community politics, and technological innovations. Through artifacts, archival materials, and other interpretive means, the exhibition must examine the successes and challenges of the global platform of the Olympic Games.

We hope that you are able to join us for one of these events!

Sincerely,

Claire Haley

Assistant to the CEO

130 West Paces Ferry Road NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30305

 404.814.4129

F  404.814.2041

atlantahistorycenter.com

Atlanta History Center Olympic Exhibition Focus Group Invitation

We are planning a new exhibition about Atlanta’s Olympic history, and we need your help!

Topics of urban development, city planning, and changes to Atlanta’s fabric are central to the story of the 1996 Olympic Games and their continued impact on our city today. We hope you will attend a focus group to help us talk through these topics and gather feedback from professionals, researchers, and experts in the field.

Bring a colleague!

Refreshments provided!

Please RSVP by Thursday, April 11th by replying to this email with the name(s) and number of attendees.

When:  Thursday, April 18, 6:30pm-8pm

Where:  Margaret Mitchell House at Atlanta History Center Midtown Campus

979 Crescent Avenue NE

Atlanta, GA 30309

Questions? Please contact Carter Jackson at cjackson@atlantahistorycenter.com.

About the exhibition

The upcoming Atlanta History Center exhibition seeks to reveal the impact of the 1996 Olympic Games on the city and region.

The exhibition intends to review the process of designating Atlanta as an Olympic host city and how that accelerated change at a local and regional level, connecting the city’s ongoing urban transformation with major developments of the last decade of the 20th century and beginning of the 21st.

The exhibition should engage visitors of all ages with stories of urban redevelopment, economic and population changes, cultural impact, city and community politics, and technological innovations. Through artifacts, archival materials, and other interpretive means, the exhibition must examine the successes and challenges of the global platform of the Olympic Games.

We hope that you will be able to join us!

Carter Jackson

Executive Assistant

130 West Paces Ferry Road NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30305