Request for Proposals from Local Artists for Pittsburgh Art

Where the Heart Is: An Artistic Examination of Home is a community-led public art initiative that provides a platform for Pittsburgh residents to reclaim their shared spaces and the narratives that accompany them. Areas of residential value and civic interaction, such as barber shops, convenience stores, recreation centers, basketball courts, churches, and even abandoned lots are publicly unsung as viable community assets and/or colloquial sacred spaces. Where the Heart Is allows Pittsburgh stakeholders the opportunity to affirm and commemorate the landmarks, symbols, and stories that reflect their collective identity via public art. Through an extensive community engagement process, WonderRoot and the project artist(s) will work collaboratively with residents to identify landmarks of local value, capture individual narratives, and conceptualize artistic markers that articulate the collective vision of the neighborhood. Where the Heart Is encourages the Pittsburgh community to reexamine their eminence as valued residents as they continuously shape their shared environment.

WonderRoot is currently accepting proposals for the Lead Artist for the Where the Heart Is project. Interested applicants can download the request for proposals here and submit proposals here.

Baton Foundation’s Cultural Heritage Program

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Metropolitan Branch Library
1332 Metropolitan Parkway, SW
Atlanta, GA, 30310

The Baton Foundation, Inc. will host its third annual informational orientation for the 2018-2019 Cultural Heritage Program. The orientation is free and open to the public.

The Baton Foundation’s Cultural Heritage Program is a year-long program that focuses on the emotional, cultural and intellectual needs of Black boys ages 10-15. Read more and reserve seats here.

Invest Atlanta Providing up to $30K for Home Repairs: Deadline 4/30 + More Resources

The deadline for Invest Atlanta’s owner-occupied rehab and repairs program is fast approaching. Amounts from $5k to $30k are available for home repairs, and the loans do not need to be repaid, unless the homeowner sells the property (and then they only need to repay the portion remaining. The deadline is on 4/30 and you can find out more information below:
Heritage Owner-Occupied Rehab Programs

Helping existing residents with critical home repairs

Program details, eligibility guidelines, and FAQs can be found here:

News article about the program:

In addition, there are other programs that may be of help to other neighbors in need (h/t to neighbor Sara Riney for compiling these resources):

UPS Hiring Part-Time Operations Supervisors

From Councilmember Cleta Winslow’s Office and the Mayor’s Office of Human Services:

UPS Hiring Part-Time Operations Supervisors


Step 1 -Register:
Step 2- Complete Your Application Online:

If you are interested in earning $15.10 per/hour , available to work an average of 27.5 hours a/week for 5
days a week , you have a minimum of 1 year of management experience, you possess a GED or a High School
Diploma and you are able to perform the following responsibilities:

  • Management of department resources to ensure maximum output, accuracy, and efficiency at all
    times. Ensure that all department and/or corporate policies and procedures are communicated,
    understood, and adhered to.
  • Establish and promote a positive, team-oriented work environment emphasizing employee
    involvement, pro-active communication, inter-departmental cooperation, and continual improvement
    on all levels.
  • Responsible to ensure that all employees adhere to safety policies and procedures at all times,
    operating in full compliance with department, station, corporate and OSHA requirements.

Then you must complete your application via the following link on April 16, 2018:

If you complete your full application and pass the online assessment then you will receive an email that
invites you to the HIRING EVENT on May 1, 2018 from the UPS Human Resources Manager. You must receive
the invite via email and bring it with you on May 1st to enter the HIRING EVENT. Please note UPS will
interview candidates on the spot that day so, professional attire is required for admittance along with 2
pieces of government issued ID (Social Security Card, Driver’s License, Military ID, Passport or Birth
Certificate), and a copy of the invite from UPS

2nd Annual 2018 ILI TIME Challenge for College Students

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

The Second Annual 2018 ILI TIME Challenge for College Students to pitch their ideas on how to move NASA technology into the marketplace has officially launched!!

Please share the attached PDF with your networks and encourage students to sign up as soon as possible to maximize the time they will have to review the 90+ NASA Technologies to choose from for their first round submission for the competition.

Key Due Dates:

(1) Student Sign up by: April 30, 2018 – [the clock is ticking]

(2) First Submission Due: May 31st – via Mi Rialiti Smartphone Platform (

(3) Final Submission Due: September 21st

(4) Finalists Pitch: October 27th – Washington DC.

Between May and Aug we are providing technical assistance (TA) webinars for participating college students on (1) how to submit ideas, (2) financial modeling for startups by an Angel Investor and (3) patent research provided by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (ML) firm.

Want to be involved?

  • Host/Sponsor a Webinar?
  • Provide Travel Stipends for Students?
  • Host/Sponsor a Pre-event – Reception (Oct 26th)?
  • Host/Sponsor the main Event (Oct 27th)?
  • Something else?

Event support can be done online now via

von Nkosi, NCARB, AIA
Institute for Local Innovations (ILI)
Liquid Studios ®

Email :
Mobile: 404.909.3276
NOLA Office: 504.460.6727

2018 City of Atlanta Prepare-A-Thon

The Mayor’s Office of Emergency Preparedness would like to invite you to participate in the 2018 City of Atlanta’s PrepareAthon.  For those who may not know, PrepareAthon is a National campaign to motivate people and communities to take action to prepare for and protect themselves against disasters.  There will be presentations along with a fair-like experience. It will be held on Monday, April 30th from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center and Aquatic Center at 110 Hilliard St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312.

Eco Depot at Charm and Sustainability Ambassador Program

Councilmember Carla Smith is hosting the 8th Annual Eco Depot at the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials. The event will be held at the CHaRM center (1110 Hill Street SE Atlanta, GA 30315) from 9am to 2pm.

Also please see below for information about the Youth Sustainability Ambassador Program, along with the Summer 2018 Agenda. You can apply here

Hank Aaron Dr. and Haygood St. Closed for filming 4/20

Paramount Pictures will be filming scenes for the feature film “Instant Family” in Georgia March through May 2018.

On April 20th from 8AM to 4PM, we will be filming some driving work on Hank Aaron Drive SE between Ormond Drive and McDonough Blvd there will be a message sign notify the
neighborhood and through traffic of the street closure on Hank Aaron before our filming date. Detour routes will be marked accordingly.

We have been working closely with the Georgia Film Commission and the Atlanta Film and Entertainment Office. We will have secured all necessary permits by the date of filming.
Moreover, local law enforcement will be assisting us with traffic control, security and general safety. Our goal is to maintain safety in addition to having the lowest possible impact on the
surrounding community.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Key Assistant Location Manager, Julietta Rey del Castillo at 470­747­3261 or

Detour routes follows: filming detour

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, a new fundraising ride benefitting Grady Hospital will be staged in downtown Atlanta. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., 4 different bicycle rides will leave
from the Northside Drive entrance to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. We are very excited to be bringing this new opportunity for cycling to the City of Atlanta
and hopeful this event will become a great new tradition for our community. As with events of this nature, there is a need for limited street and lane closures.
The rides at 7:30 a.m. (100 miles), 8:30 a.m. (50 miles) and 9:30 a.m. (25 miles) will head south and west towards East Point/College Park. There will be rolling intersection
closures as the peloton passes for the first 5 miles. This will primarily impact traffic on Chapel, Peters and Lee Streets. Riders will return using “rules of the road” and will not
should not have any impact on traffic.

The ride at 9:45 will be a 5-mile closed course route through downtown Atlanta with some full and some partial street closures. Working with the Atlanta Police
Department and the City of Atlanta, closures will be implemented immediately prior to the ride start and will be lifted in a rolling manner as the last cyclist completes the
course. We expect all cyclists to be finished no later than 11:00 a.m. Lane and street closures during that time include:

Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW, between Marietta Street and Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. (two left lanes closed)

Ivan Allen Jr., Blvd., between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Peachtree Street (two right lanes closed)

  • Peachtree Street will be closed in all directions between Ivan Allen, Jr., Blvd., and Decatur Street (officers will allow cross traffic in between flow of cyclists)
  • Decatur Street between Peachtree Road and I-75/85 (some lanes closed)
  • Hill Street will be closed in both directions between Pratt Street and Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., between Hill Street and Jesse Hill, Jr., Dr. (right lanes closed)
  • Capitol Avenue between Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd and Trinity Avenue (lanes closed)
  • Trinity Avenue will be closed in both directions between Capitol Avenue and Ted Turner Drive
  • Haynes Street between Ted Turner Drive and Walker Street (lanes closed); with full closure between Peters and Walker Streets
  • Walker Street between Haynes Street and Andrew Young International Blvd. (lanes closed)

You can view a map of the 5-mile route here: VeloCity 5 Mile City Ride Route or VeloCity 5 mile Route We hope this notification is helpful and that you will let us know if there is any additional
information we can provide. You can contact our Event Director, Joselyn Baker, directly at

Thank you in advance for your understanding and support of this great new opportunity for our city and for Grady.