Reminder: Upcoming Summerhill BRT Virtual Public Meeting(s)

  • Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

You are invited to an online update on the future BRT line that connects Summerhill, Peoplestown and South Downtown! There will be a presentation on the route and station locations followed by a question and answer session.

Register for either Zoom meeting at the links below. We look forward to connecting with you!

July 29 virtual meeting – RSVP
August 1 virtual meeting – RSVP

REMINDER: Please complete Healing Circle Awareness Survey

I hope that all is well with you and your families during these times.

CHRIS 180 has partnered with the Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center and our Resident Advisory Committee, made up of NPU V residents, to evaluate community safety pilot activities funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Healing Circles are gatherings in and by the community that encourage healing through sharing. This is a safe and confidential way to share experiences about trauma or violence you have seen or faced.

I am emailing to ask that you complete our Healing Circles Awareness Survey for us to gain insight into what NPU V community residents know or may have seen about CHRIS 180 Healing Circles in the community.   Results will be used to ensure that information about the Healing Circles is reaching NPU V community residents using the most appropriate methods. The survey consists of three questions and should take no more than three to five minutes to complete. The first 120 residents who complete the survey will get a $10 Visa gift card for your time. To date, only 62 NPU V residents have completed this brief survey, which means that there is still an opportunity for 58 other residents to receive the gift card. Participation in the survey is voluntary and your identifying information will not be connected to your responses.

Thanks for your time and attention as we seek to develop responsive approaches that reflect the experiences and interests of the NPU V community. Feel free to share this email and request broadly to other NPU V residents.

Click here or access the survey here:

HERCULES Roadshow and Community Grant Announcement

Hello HERCULES Partners,

* Please apologize any cross-posting *

Emory’s HERCULES Exposome Research Center Community Engagement Core is now accepting applications for their community Roadshow and Grant Program – information below and attached. Please share with any partners who you think may be eligible and interested!

The Clarence Shaheed DuBois Exposome Roadshow and Community Grant Program is aimed at supporting grassroots community groups or small non-profit organizations working with community groups interested in addressing environmental health issues in their community. The program brings a community together to share ideas, identify a priority environmental health issue, and organize around that issue in their community. The program may provide up to $6000 funding to a community over 3 years. Please read more about the program on our website or in this document. If, after reading about this program, you have additional questions or are interested in applying, please contact Erin Lebow-Skelley at to discuss eligibility and receive an application. Applications are due August 10th.

Thank you!

Erin Lebow-Skelley, MPH

NPU-V July Virtual Meeting on 7/13 @ 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, July 13th, at 7pm via Zoom.  Participants will need to register in advance for this meeting via this link:

Meeting ID: 992 1132 0112
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Call-in participants will be able to “raise their hand” by dialing *9 during the meeting. NPU-V board members hosting the meeting will be able to see any participants with raised hands and recognize them for asking questions or recording tallies for voting matters.

If you have questions about the Zoom meeting, please email and the NPU-V board Zoom hosts will be able to help.

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!

Atlanta Department of Parks & Recreation Master Planning

The Atlanta Department of Parks & Recreation wants to hear the opinions of more Atlantans than ever before as it develops a 10-year master plan! This comprehensive master planning effort is aimed at increasing access to exceptional recreational programming, fostering community connections to nature through parks and trails, and ultimately, improving the health, happiness, and resilience of all Atlantans, in all neighborhoods. This is the first City of Atlanta comprehensive parks and recreation plan since 2009. To learn more and register to participate in a virtual public meeting or join by phone, visit this link:

Even though the meetings specify a particular section of the city, they are actually general in nature and don’t focus on any one park or neighborhood. Only a few meetings remain:

·  July 11th | at 10am or 6pm – SW Atlanta
·  July 13th | at 10am or 6pm – SE Atlanta
·  18 de Julio | at 10am or 6pm –¡ En español!

Clarence Shaheed DuBois Exposome Roadshow and Community Grant Program

Hello SAB Members!

The Clarence Shaheed DuBois Exposome Roadshow and Community Grant Program is now accepting applications, and we need your help spreading the word!! Due to the uniqueness of the program, we ask the potential applicants read the full description of the program and its requirements (attached) and then reach out to me via email or phone to discuss the program and their eligibility, at which point I can provide them with the application if they are still interested. Applications are due August 10th.

Please share the attached program information document throughout your networks! You may also want to direct people to the grant page on our website where they can get more information:

And again: 1) if you know of other channels we should use to distribute this more widely, please let me know ASAP and 2) we still need grant reviewers!!

Roadshow Grant Program Info 2020

July 11, 2020 Free Grocery and PPE Giveaway event in Pittsburgh

Good afternoon everyone. We’re close to spending our last dollar of the emergency grant monies! This Saturday, July 11, and Saturday, July 25 will be our last free grocery and PPE giveaways.

Please post the attached flyer on your neighborhood pages, newsletters, robocalls, or however you connect with your neighborhood during these trying times.  We’ve fed  600 families so far.  Help spread the word.  Thank you!