Emory UHI Poverty Simulation Event-March 24

The Emory University Urban Health Initiative would like to formally invite you to attend a Poverty Simulation Event on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 from 1-4pm at Atlanta Community Food Bank located at: 732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd, NW Atlanta, 30318. Admission is free, but spaces are filling quickly, make sure to reserve your seat today!!

Poverty is a true reality and unless you have personally experienced this, it is truly difficult to understand. Attend our poverty simulation and see how you can make a difference in communities all around the nation and the globe stricken by poverty. Our poverty simulation is the real deal, we are interacting with Community Action clients and their personal experiences with poverty.

Heritage Owner-Occupied Rehab Programs

Heritage Owner-Occupied Rehab (OOR) is a new affordable housing initiative to help current lower-income City of Atlanta residents remain in their homes and avoid displacement. Heritage OOR includes three programs offering residents forgivable loans to make critical health and safety repairs on their homes. Senior households aged 55+, military veterans, disabled head of households, and those that have been in their homes for 15+ years will have priority in the programs.

For more information, please reach out to the Program Managers listed below. They will begin accepting applications on April 4, 2018. Please contact the Program Manager for your Council District. (Click here to find your District. Type in your address and look under Administrative Area.)

Council Districts Organization Contact Phone Email
1, 9 & 10 House Proud Lisa Jones 404-437-4246 lisa.jones@houseproudatlanta.org
3 & 4 Meals on Wheels Atlanta Vona Cox 404-351-3889
5, 11 & 12 Synergy Real Estate Program Manager 678-763-1127 assistant@synergyrealestate.org

NPU-V residents can apply under the Atlanta Heritage program. The citywide program will provide up to $30,000 to eligible City of Atlanta homeowners, and is funded under the Housing Opportunity Bond, a $40 million bond issuance unanimously approved and supported by Atlanta City Council in March 2017. Program details, eligibility guidelines, and FAQs can be found here:


Council District 12 Blueprint Plan + Community Engagement – March 24

The District 12 Neighborhood Blueprint Plan represents the collective vision, goals, and policies of the neighborhoods of Adair Park, Sylvan Hills, Capitol View, and Capitol View Manor. The Blueprint will capture the unique history of the neighborhoods, catalogue community’s assets as well as challenges, and identify catalytic sites and projects to spur redevelopment within the study area. Additionally, the plan will specifically outline strategies to leverage development activity in nearby Fort McPherson and Turner Field, MARTA stations, and commercial redevelopment opportunities at key nodes, along Metropolitan Parkway, and the BeltLine. More importantly, the plan will assist the effected communities in expressing a vision that will establish a quality of growth consistent with the existing character of the neighborhoods.

The plan will utilize its Stakeholder Committee to actively and passively engage the public through events, displays, community meetings, and a community survey. Please continue to check this website for updates on the plan, future events, and to find the posted link to the community survey when it becomes available.

Hosea Feed the Hungry Easter Event Notification 2018

Hosea Feed the Hungry (Hosea Helps) will host its annual Easter Sunday event this year at the Orange Lot of former Turner Field, located at 513 Capitol Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, on Sunday, April 1, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

This event will be much like our regular holiday dinner events, where we provide food/beverages, clothing, barber services, and more at no cost to those in need. We will also have an Easter service and live performances, as well as fun Easter activities for children.

We will have no lane closures for this event. We expect a moderate impact to the traffic on Capitol Avenue/ Hank Aaron Drive, but nothing that will cause any significant inconvenience to the residents in the area.

As we continue uphold our mission to rescue, restore, and re-stabilize at-risk and homeless individuals and families so they can thrive and become self-sufficient, we encourage you to stop by at our event this Easter Sunday. There will be fun and food for families and individuals alike.

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Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Bike Safety Rodeo

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is hosting is yearly Bike Safety Rodeo. The event will include food, instructional stations, bike drawing, music, entertainment, and more. Bring your bike to participate in the riding stations.

Time: 10:00am, Saturday, April 14th
Location: Fulton County Juvenile Courthouse (395 Pryor Street SW)
To register, call 404-612-6624 or go to www.fultonsheriff.net

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 Troulhac@ulgatl.org.

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 Shelly.Lindsey@chris180.org.

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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/more-money-more-power-tickets-43327867819 or by calling (404) 666-9266.

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