M.Y Declaration of Independence 

Join Chainges Fund on Saturday for a creative platform for Mental Health support! We will watch a short film based on one of our CHAiNGEmakers life & sexual violence, as well as others, who want to empower the community on how they overcame depression, anxiety and many other Menta Health concerns!


Citizen Review Panel Training

Greetings Neighborhood Planning Unit Chairpersons and Planners,

I hope this correspondence finds you well.

I am reaching out to introduce (and to some, re-introduce) myself as the Citizen Review Panel Administrator. In this position I communicate opportunities for Fulton County citizens to participate in the mission of Juvenile Court and facilitate their involvement in volunteering with the Citizen Review Panel. It is a role in which I find great joy serving and engaging fellow county residents.

One such opportunity is quickly approaching and only offered once annually. Juvenile Court’s Annual Citizen Review Panel Training will occur on Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26 , 2019, 8:30am-5pm, at the Judge Romae T. Powell Juvenile Justice Center (395 Pryor St, SW, Atlanta 30312). Participation in both days of training culminates in being sworn in as a Citizen Review Panel member. Panel members are required to agree to an initial one year service commitment consisting of one day (4-5 hrs.) of panel service per month. The average volunteer tenure of 15-20+ years speaks to the value placed on the intangible rewards of partnering with the Court as Citizen Review Panel members.

Please share this information with your NPU members and other county and city networks. Training is open to the Citizens of Fulton County only.

Thank you, in advance, for your assistance in sharing this opportunity with others.

West End LCI & Atlanta BeltLine Subarea 1 Plan Kick Off Meeting

The City of Atlanta Department of City Planning and The Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. have teamed up to coordinate two planning efforts The West End Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) and Atlanta BeltLine Subarea 1 Plan update. Collectively, these plans will reflect the community’s vision and today’s market conditions, while incorporating an action-oriented implementation plan. Additional information is included in the attached fact sheet.
Kick Off Meeting
Thursday May 30, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
West End Family & Life Center
1191 Donnelly Avenue SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Portions of Mechanicsville, Adair Park, and Pittsburgh are included in the planning area, so community members are strongly encouraged to attend. Though the first kick off meeting will be this week, the first workshop will be held in July.

Building Generational Wealth Workshops

Dear Friends,

I have attached flyers for an upcoming Wills clinic and the Building Generational Wealth WorkshopsProvidence Missionary Baptist Church and Greater Turner Chapel AME will be hosting these workshops and clinics in the Cascade community.  Atlanta Legal Aid Senior Citizens Law Project Staff Attorney Sarah Stein and the Georgia Heirs Property Law Center Legal Programs Director Attorney Joann Johnston are the lead attorneys partnering for this endeavor for both organizations to help create and build generational wealth and secure property rights.

The first Building Generational Wealth Workshop will be Tuesday May 21st at Providence Missionary Baptist from 6pm-8pm. The 2nd Building Generational Wealth Workshop will be on Thursday May 23rd at Greater Turner Chapel AME from 6pm-8pm. Residents would need to attend at least one of these workshops in order to apply for the Wills Clinic that will be at Providence on Saturday June 22nd. The Wills clinic flyer lists the qualifications and also has a contact number for more info.


You’re Invited – June 8 – Neighbors Together – Neighborworks Week

Neighbors Together is bringing in national experts on community leadership to METRO ATLANTA for a dynamic day of training. You will learn to identify the personal strengths and skills you bring to leadership roles in your community and ways to build on them.

Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Georgia State University – Perimeter Decatur Campus
3251 Panthersville Rd, Decatur GA 30034

Lunch and event materials provided!

Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg95vu46ad41161d&oseq=&c=&ch=

Flyer: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/9bcf20_00b10bde4d704a7ea0866cd71e74248b.pdf

Door Prizes:
–First 100 registrants entered in drawing for $100 Visa Gift Card.
–Drawing for an Apple iPad
–Drawing for 4 additional $100 Visa Gift Cards.

(Must be present at drawing to win)

NEW FREE Film & Television Production Assistant Pilot Training Program

Good Morning Everyone,

The FREE Film/TV Production Assistant Pilot Training Program was finally approved by all parties late Friday afternoon and it has a VERY SHORT TURNAROUND for applications. Applications must be submitted via the link below no later than THIS WEDNESDAY at 9 am.  It is an extremely tight turnaround so will you be able to distribute the message and link below immediately this AM to as many District 12/Fort McPherson CES constituents as possible.  Councilmember Sheperd is asking that you send this out as soon as possible to your Neighborhood Association Chairs and constituents in your NPU’s.

We are sharing great news about a new FREE Film/TV Pilot Production Assistant Pilot Training Opportunity for City of Atlanta and Fulton County residents. Amazing Stories Foundation, founded by director/producer Rob Hardy, is partnering with the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, the City of East Point and with work experience support from WorkSource Atlanta and Fulton County, to offer a pilot Production Assistant Training for 15 Trainees. All of the approvals and details have just been confirmed and to meet TV and Film Production schedules, there is a short turnaround time for applications.

All applications must be received by Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9 a.m. Applications received after this date/time will not be accepted.

This training program is a great opportunity so please share with your networks IMMEDIATELY and encourage people to apply.

If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Roulhac, ULGA Film/TV ULGA Career and Employment Coach by email at by email at troulhac@ulgatl.org or by phone at 404-546-3651troulhac@ulgatl.org or by phone at 404-546-3651.

City of Atlanta Business Expo 2019

This email is being sent to you as an invitation to The City of Atlanta’s REVIVE Business Expo 2019 being held at the GWCC (Georgia World Congress Center) on June 5th, 2019. This event is being offered at No Charge to all registered attendees.  Please note that the exhibitor opportunities will be limited to the first 200 interested entities.  Additionally, parking will be complimentary to the first 1000 attendees.

Please click on the link below to register as an attendee or exhibitor: https://web.atlantaga.gov/vendorexpo/

Residents in NPU-V Look to Proven Model to Curb Violence

Community members in Atlanta’s Neighborhood Planning Unit V (NPU-V) — comprised of the Adair Park, Capitol Gateway, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh and Summerhill neighborhoods — are calling for funds to invest in curbing gun violence in the community.

NPU-V’s Community Safety Committee — a volunteer group with representatives from the Casey Foundation, the neighborhoods, local nonprofits, health care providers, law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders — are seeking support to implement Cure Violence, a public-health approach to address shootings.

Cure Violence has worked internationally and in major U.S. cities such as Baltimore and Chicago.

“NPU-V residents are strong, resilient and want their neighborhoods to be safe,” says Natallie Keiser, senior associate with Casey’s Atlanta Civic Site. “Cure Violence is a proven model that can give community members the opportunity to be peacemakers and provide pathways out of violence.”

Learn more here: https://www.aecf.org/blog/residents-in-npu-v-look-to-proven-model-to-curb-violence