Downtown Master Plan Task Force Kickoff Meeting

The Downtown Atlanta Master Plan Task Force will meet for the first time on Thursday, March 15. Information on the event, and registration, is below. Both Summerhill and Mechanicsville are included in the overall plan. Please share this information with people in your community who may be interested in being involved with implementation of the Downtown master plan.


We’re excited to announce the launch of the Downtown Master Plan Task Force. The Task Force will be a key player in helping us implement recommendations from the Downtown Atlanta Master Plan.

The Downtown Master Plan Task Force will have its kick-off meeting on Thursday, March 15 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at The American Hotel.

Attend to learn about the Master Plan and how to stay involved. We’ll also discuss the role of the Task Force and seek your input on how the group functions moving forward.

Follow the link below to register! (please register by March 12)

Inner City Kids Protest Gun Violence

Kids United Club representing youth from Peoplestown will be protesting gun violence at 5pm on Friday, March 9th. They will be at the corner of Haygood and Hank Aaron.

When: Friday 3/9/18 5PM

Where: Corner of Haygood Avenue &
Hank Aaron Drive SW Atlanta 30315

Who: Kids United Club, Parents,
Peoplestown Neighborhood

Contact: Rick McDevitt 404-219- 6685 or
Columbus Ward 404-797- 1195. On Site
Ms. Morgan Waller 678-651- 7071 Age 16
years young

Film Industry & High Demand Orientation Flyers

Tyler Perry Studios is collaborating with the Urban League of Greater Atlanta (ULGA) to educate the local community about the booming Film Industry and its career opportunities.

We are looking for eager residents to participate in the Urban League’s monthly “Film & Television Careers: Below the Line Series Information Sessions” and Speaker Showcase Series.

The Urban League will also host monthly High Demand Orientation Sessions for those who are interested in learning more about career pathways and what it takes to jumpstart the right career for them. Please see the attached flyers and share with your constituents and networks.

For all things Film and High Demand please contact Tamara Roulhac, ULGA Career & Employment Specialist at (404) 546-3651 or by e-mail at

You can learn more by clicking the links below:



Circle Keepers Orientation

Chris 180 is hosting orientation  for Circle Keepers at the Atlanta Metropolitan Library (1332 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310) on Saturday, March 10th at 11am – 1pm.

We will review the Circle Keepers guidelines, expectations, tips, compensation and how to plan your circles. Please RSVP by clicking here to confirm your participation.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to participate as a Circle Keeper, please send me a note, so we may schedule another orientation.

Attached is a flyer for an upcoming Circle. We encourage all potential Circle Keepers to attend Circles to gain experience and support each other.

Please feel welcome to circulate the information throughout your network.

If you have any questions, please reach out to  me, Shelly Lindsey at

More Money, More Power Community Event

Are your energy bills too high?
Do you find yourself wondering how you’re going to pay your energy bills and buy groceries?
Do you know how your energy bills are priced, and why?

Join NPU-V and the Partnership for Southern Equity for:

“More Money, More Power”
Ways to Save and Lower Your Energy Bills

Lower your energy bills and strengthen your community:

  • Learn how to make your home more energy efficient for less than $50
  • Find out about good-paying green energy jobs in metro Atlanta
  • Trade tips with your neighbors

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Ariel Bowen United Methodist Church (384 Arthur Street, SW Atlanta, GA 30310)

This is a FREE event including food and childcare!

RSVP here: or by calling (404) 666-9266.

In partnership with:
Partnership for Southern Equity
Just Energy Circle
Energy Efficiency for All

Georgia State Summer 2018 Athletic Camps

There are a number of athletic camps and clinics scheduled at Georgia State University facilities this coming summer. GSU forwarded us a roll-up of opportunities and would like to invite all community parents to consider any of these opportunities. Note that these camps operate as separate entities from the University, so the University doesn’t set the camps’ prices or know if any discounts are available.


  • June 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, and 16, 2018 at GSU Stadium


Men’s Basketball

  • June 14-22, 2018
  • June 28-30, 2018


Women’s Basketball

  • June 10, 2018 at the Sports Arena and GSU Practice Facility
  • June 11, 2018 at the Sports Arena and GSU Practice Facility
  • June 13-14, 2018 at the Sports Arena and GSU Practice Facility
  • June 24, 2018 at the Sports Arena and GSU Practice Facility


 Court Volleyball

  • July 14-15, 2018 at the Sports Arena and GSU Practice Facility
  • July 18-20, 2018 at the Sports Arena and GSU Practice Facility
  • July 21-22, 2018 at the Sports Arena and GSU Practice Facility


Men’s Soccer

  • 7/28-29-2018


Aluma Farm is HIRING

Aluma Farm is looking to add a new member to their team! This person would work part time on the farm and part time in our communities to increase participation at the farm and at their weekly farmstand. Below is an employment opportunity shared with us by Aluma Farm in Adair Park, which is available specifically for applicants residing in neighborhoods surrounding the farm.

Job Description:

YEZ Annual Youth Summit during APS Spring Break

Hello NPU-V community stakeholders,

The staff at Foreverfamily youth-serving organization cordially invites young people of the NPU-V area to participate in the Annual Youth Engagement Zone (YEZ) Summit being held during Atlanta Public Schools’ Spring Break week; April 2nd and April 3rd, 2018.

Foreverfamily has served the community for 30 years and worked to provide a shared vision for young people and with youth in the NPU-V community. The YEZ Summit will include participation in a focus group discussion about issues pertaining to young people; e.g. community engagement, youth leadership experience, youth action and voice, etc.

Dr. Jacque-Corey Cormier, who has previously assisted other NPU-V organizations and coalitions, will be leading the 1-hour focus group session at the YEZ Summit along with trained Foreverfamily interns. A 5 – 10-minute survey on youth empowerment and community engagement will be administrated before the focus group session. Youth from the YEZ Summit may be contacted after the summit to complete the survey again.

If you have any questions regarding the focus group session, or wish for your child to not participate in the focus group, please contact Dr. Cormier at If you have questions regarding the 2018 YEZ summit, please contact Sandra Barnhill at We hope to see your young people there!

You can find the flyer here: 2018 YEZ Summit flyer_April 2nd 3rd

Art on the BeltLine Seeking Artists and Art Professionals!

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is seeking visual artists, performers, musicians, lectures, and historic preservationists at every stage of their careers to apply for our 2018 exhibition season. Historic, environmental, cultural, functional, urban design, and/or aesthetic aspects of the Atlanta BeltLine may be good starting points to consider for potential proposal submissions. Projects should be well-researched, well-planned, and feasible. Although not limited to the following examples, potential projects might include all or some of the following:

  • Temporary art, sculptural or visual installations
  • Amenities for visitors-such as benches, bike racks, shade structures
  • Gateway or entrance works
  • Performance works of all kinds, including but not limited to street and travelling performers, parade, music, dance, theater and performance art
  • Utilization of fences or screening devices
  • Loan of existing artwork, such as sculptures or assemblages
  • Murals
  • Environmental works
  • School or class projects

Applications and materials must be received by 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 16, 2018.

For more information, please click here: RFP for AoAB 2018

Also from the Atlanta BeltLine:

Attached is a copy of the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine RFP (Request for Proposals) as well as a copy of our postcard indicating the remaining study groups and city wide conversation we have coming up.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Miranda Kyle ( or myself.


Z-18-17 Ordinance to amend Section 16-29.001(71) Definition of Shelter – MARCH 2018 NPU AGENDA ITEM

Please find attached an agenda item that will appear on all March NPU agendas.  Staff is seeking a vote on this item.  Please find attached the fact sheet and the legislation.  This item will appear on the ZRB agenda either April 5 orApril 12, 2018.  If you have questions please contact me.


You can find ordinance fact sheet here: Z-18-17 Fact Sheet and Ordinance