Fall 2019 Policy Institute for Civic Leadership


The Policy Institute is a 8 session intensive course designed to educate and train leaders active in or interested in becoming active in social justice work. Classes begin on Thursday, September 19th, 2019.

Georgia STAND-UP, a “Think & Act Tank for Working Communities,” identifies community issues and provides a forum for local residents to address their issues.

If you or any one you know would like to attend the Policy Institute, please complete the application by Wednesday, September 11th, 2019.

Apply using the link below: https://form.jotform.com/92375466683167

Please share this email with your fellow partners and members.

If you have any questions contact Ariel Singleton at arielsingleton@georgiastandup or via phone at (404) 581-0061.

A flyer and Hard Copy form for the Institute is attached.

NPU-V September Meeting on 9/9 @ 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, September 9, at 7pm. The host community is Mechanicsville and the meeting will be held at the Dunbar Recreation Center (477 Windsor St. SW Atlanta, GA 30312).
The meeting agenda can be found here: https://www.atlantaga.gov/home/showdocument?id=43100
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!

Allstate Hot Chocolate Atlanta 15K/5K NPU/Councilmember Notifications

City of Atlanta Council Members & Neighborhood Planning Units,

My name is Keegan Mills, Course Operations Manager with RAM Racing, and I am reaching out to notify you of the upcoming 8th Annual Hot Chocolate 15/5k race benefiting the Make A Wish Foundation. The event is being held on Sunday, February 2, 2020 out of Centennial Olympic Park, will begin at 7:30AM, and conclude by approximately 11:30AM. Similar to years past, we are anticipating up to 20,000 participants, spectators, and volunteers for the event.  Please contact me directly by phone or email if you have any questions or concerns.

Attached the COURSE MAP.


Keegan Mills
Course Operations Manager | RAM Racing
C: 651.283.6552

You’re invited to Community Land Trust(CLT) – A New Tool for Homebuyers

Good afternoon Community Leaders,

Please share this information with your communities.  The Atlanta Land Trust (ALT) was created to maintain affordability in neighborhoods at risk of gentrification and displacement due in part to growth and development near the Atlanta BeltLine.

  • Long-term renter that can’t find affordable home in the City of Atlanta?
  • Difficult to save for a home or need financial assistance to buy a home?
  • Need assistance or help with credit challenges?  Just don’t know where to start?

Please join the Atlanta Land Trust for the first community information session to learn about purchasing a home along the BeltLine in a community land trust.  Pls register on link below.  A Flyer is also attached for your convenience.  Feel free to REGISTER ON LINK BELOW:


Additional information sessions will be held at the Atlanta BeltLine Office, 112 Krog St., NE, Atlanta 30307 from 630p-8p.on the following dates;

  • Wed Oct 9
  • Wed Oct 29
  • Thurs Nov 20
  • Wed Dec 11

For questions contact:
Karen Babino

Community Listening Session – Please Join Us on September 11th


Come out and share what’s needed in your community and provide your feedback.  Learn more about the SNCTF Grant Cycle and RFP and how to get involved.
The Listening Session will be held at Fanplex, 768 Hank Aaron Dr. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315.
We want to hear from you!

Open to the Public  – All are Welcome

Register online at https://snctrustatl.org/

Request for Proposals: Atlanta Cure Violence

The Community Safety Committee of Neighborhood Planning Unit-V and its supporters are pleased to present this Request for Proposals (RFP) to implement a community-based violence intervention program in the Neighborhood Planning Unit-V (NPU-V) neighborhoods of Atlanta, based on the Cure Violence (www.cureviolenceglobal.org) model. This will be the first Cure Violence affiliated program in Georgia. This RFP seeks a qualified non-profit organization that embraces a public health approach to gun violence, has strong community ties, and has the capacity to attract and manage diverse funding sources. As this RFP describes, some funding commitments have been obtained, but the non-profit organization will need to assist with additional fundraising in order to prepare to launch the Cure Violence model in early 2020.

For more information and to apply, please click here: Cure Violence RFP_2019 revised

SNCTF Committee Hosts Community Listening Session

(Atlanta, GA —- August 27,  2019) —– The Stadium Neighborhood Community Trust Fund (SNCTF) committee will host a community listening session on September 11, 2019 at FanPlex from 7 to 8 p.m. to hear from residents of Grant Park, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh and Summerhill on what’s most needed in their communities.

The SNCTF committee was created by the City of Atlanta to provide guidance and oversight of the $5 million initially designated by the city after the sale of Turner Field and surrounding properties.

The listening session is an opportunity for residents to come out and learn more about the new grant cycle and upcoming Request for Proposal (RFP), share their concerns and hopes for their communities, and meet the committee members and program managers for SNCTF.  In addition, participants will get information on the RFP guidelines and qualifications and learn how they can submit proposals and get involved in the process. View Full Release