Southface’s Care and Conserve Plumbing Repair Program (CCPRP) Employment Opportunities

Dear Community Leaders:

The City of Atlanta Care and Conserve Plumbing Assistance Program serves City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (DWM) low to moderate-income customers with household plumbing repairs.  Southface has the privilege to administer the Care and Conserve Plumbing Repair Program (CCPRP) for Council Districts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 12!

We need your help.  Our first action is to fill 3 CCPRP positions with residents from your communities; one part-time CCPRP Fellow to work at Southface and two plumber helpers will be hired by our program partner, Talon Plumbing.  Applicants must reside in these council districts to be considered for these positions.

The job opportunity and job description flyers are attached.  Please share this information with your constituents and other neighborhood and community organizations in Council Districts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 12.

Click here: CCPRP Plumbing Assistant Position

Click here: Southface CCPRP Job Opening Flyers

Click here: CCPRP Associate Fellow 2

Thank you,

Gwen Smith
Associate Fellow and Project Coordinator, Care and Conserve Plumbing Repair Program (CCPRP)
Regenerative Places + Spaces
Voice: 404-604-3680
Emerging Leaders class of 2018


See a rat?

Text “RAT” to 404-341-4471

June 15 – June 30, 2018

RatWatch allows you to report rat sightings or evidence of a rat over text.

For questions or concerns, email Dr. Ellen Zegura at

RatWatch is a SMS chatbot designed to enable the citizens of Atlanta to easily report rat sightings and evidence within their neighborhoods. Inspired by a similar project conducted at the University of Michigan, it allows people who see a rat, or evidence of a rat, to text a phone number and fill out a survey detailing their experience. Our work this summer will revolve around improving the application and testing it within various neighborhoods, as well as developing a rat habitat suitability model. We will use the crowd-sourced data collected through RatWatch in tandem with other geographical data to analyze the spatial distribution of rat sightings and test our model.

NPU-V June Meeting on Monday

The next monthly NPUV meeting will be held on Monday at the Pittman Park Recreation Center (950 Garibaldi Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310) in Pittsburgh from 7-9 pm on Monday, June 11th.

Find out more information here:

Please see the following for the agenda for Monday’s meeting:

Also, Ordinance Z-18-48 will be discussed at this meeting:

2018 Summerhill Parade and Reunion

It’s that time again. Time for the famous Summerhill Reunion—THE Reunion! Games, food, fun and of course, THE Parade, this year bigger and better than ever before! So get ready and mark June 16 in your calendar! You won’t want to miss Summerhill—THE Reunion!

More MARTA Information

Good afternoon NPU Chair.

The More MARTA Atlanta program is a partnership between MARTA and the City of Atlanta to deliver the largest transit investment in four decades – $2.5 billion over the next 40 years. In coordination with City stakeholders and the community, the partners are developing and implementing a system of transit improvement projects that will improve accessibility, mobility, and connectivity within the City and to the existing regional transportation network.

I have attached for your information the More MARTA Fact Sheet which  presents information along with the proposed project list to the community for input. Please take a moment to review the information.  Once you have reviewed it, if you have any additional questions, or if you would like a MARTA representative to come out and speak to your community, please let me know.

Thank you for your time and interest in MARTA and I look forward in hearing from you.



Click here for fact sheet and more information: More MARTA Fact Sheet 060418 v4

Please Share – Grows A Lot Applications Due Soon

The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Resilience is pleased to announce the second round of AgLanta“Grows-A-Lot” applications are open today!

We thank you for growing a more resilient, equitable and accessible food system in AgLanta,

Your AgLanta Team:
Mario Cambardella and Elizabeth Beak – Mayors Office of Resilience
Maurice Small – Groundwork Atlanta
Fred Conrad – Atlanta Community Food Bank

Trees Atlanta: 2018-2019

Good Morning,

My name is Mike McCord and I am a NeighborWoods coordinator at Trees Atlanta.  We are reaching out because you have been identified as a leader in your community.  Once again, we are setting out on our mission of improving our soil, water, air, human health, community resiliency, shade canopy, and street beauty throughout Atlanta by planting FREE trees!  Here is a link to our updated NeighborWoods program   You can check out your neighborhood’s canopy coverage with this tool

We are beginning our summer planning of tree planting projects, and would love your input! These projects will take place October-March, with the rest of the year dedicated to tree maintenance.   In order to host a Saturday planting, we suggest a minimum of 40-50 trees.  We plant within the city right-of-way, which is the land immediately adjacent to the street. These street trees are the 15-gallon container size, generally 5-8′ tall. We maintain and guarantee each of these trees for two years via watering, weeding, mulching, staking, and pest control.  Reach out to us if you know of any great spots to reforest in your neighborhood or other areas near you.  Additionally, please feel free to send us the contact information of any other interested advocates in your neighborhood.

W also have a new FREE shade tree program available for front yards on private property.  These shade trees include oak, linden, sugar maple, beech, tulip poplar, blackgum, american elm, and bald cypress.  These front yard trees are the 30-gallon container size and 8-10′ tall.  In situations where there is not enough space available (too close to buildings or powerlines), we also have a free fruit tree program that includes Japanese Persimmon, Paw Paw, and Chickasaw Plum.

We are more than happy to present options at your local neighborhood association or NPU meetings.

Let me know, if you have any suggestions or would like to schedule a site visit with me.  We look forward to planting FREE trees with you and your community this year!


Upcoming event – LudaFamDay – September 1

Greetings Chairman Ward and Mr. Brown —

I hope this email finds you well. My name is Shawntel White. I am working with The Ludacris Foundation to organize an upcoming event impacting your Neighborhood Planning Unit.

Event Overview:

Date: Saturday, September 1
Time: 1PM-7PM
Host: The Ludacris Foundation
Location: Friendship Field
Address: MITCHELL ST SW Atlanta, GA 30314 (33.753860, -84.403014, across from Friendship Baptist Church)
Est. Attendees: 15,000 people

Purpose: to uplift families and bring resources to the community.

Details: This neighborhood festival will host live music, carnival games and amusements, various food trucks and food vendors, as well as a variety of neighborhood merchants and small businesses. We will also be collaborating with health service providers to provide on-site health screenings to all attendees.

Please find attached the festival details which includes the security plan provided by Lieutenant Jeff Baxter as well as the emergency and waste management plans.

Thank you for all the great work you do in the community. It makes us proud to be a positive impact in the community. We look forward to sharing more details with you as we continue to plan this event and finalize our permitting.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Ms. Roberta Shields — President of The Ludacris Foundation — at THELFINFO@GMAIL.COM.