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Greetings from the Morehouse College Community Revitalization Initiative (MCCR)!
As a reminder MCCRI’s 2016 S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Coding and Robotics camp is July 7th. The deadline to apply is June 30th. Only 20ty spaces are available.
Students will Learn to:
· effectively team build
· code programs to control an autonomous robot
· create innovative solutions to a problem
· participate in a final group demonstration with robots
2016 MCCRI Summer Coding and Robotics Camp
July 7th-July 21st
Morehouse College Leadership Building (830 Westview Dr.
Atlanta, Georgia 30314)
4th Floor Conference Room 440
Contact Debra Hood or Karl Barnes, MCCRI AmeriCorps VISTA Project Coordinators at 404-653-7713 or 404-215-2705 if you are interested in your child participating in this year’s camp. You may also contact me by email.
Transform Westside Summit – July 1st
We look forward to seeing you Friday, July 1st, 2016, from 7:15 AM – 9:00 AM at City of Refuge.
1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW Atlanta GA 30314
This Transform Westside Summit will focus on the DRAFT action plan for Ashview Heights, Washington Park, Booker T. Washington, and Just Us (the fourth of six target areas). Stakeholder and community input, market research and previous plan reviews were collected to create schematic designs and visuals for the neighborhood. The Action Plan Team will share its initial findings and recommendations for the regeneration of the neighborhood in conjunction with planned infrastructure improvements. Questions and public input are welcome and encouraged. This is the fourth of a series of presentations to engage stakeholders and the community in creating a comprehensive Land-Use Action Plan for the Westside.
The Transform Westside Summit is held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. Please feel free to invite additional partners to attend this Summit. They can sign up on our website: www.westsidefuturefund.org.
Many in our community are driven by their spiritual faith to participate in the Westside revitalization effort. The time at the start of our meetings is an opportunity to share various inspirational reflections. While the speakers may articulate their personal faith, it is meant to be inclusive, inspiring and meaningful. All are welcome.
It’s summer camp and farmers market season and there are a few options available for Westside families and businesses to support.
The S.E.E.D. (Student Enrichment Empowering Development) Academy
STEAM Summer Camp
June 6th – July 29th
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kindergarten – 14 years old
June 13th – July 22nd
12 – 16 years of age
612 Magnolia Street Atlanta GA 30314
(see attached flyer)
750 Francis Place NW Atlanta, GA 30318
Project R. I. S. E. (Raising Interest in STEM Education)
Five Week STEM Camp
Hollis Innovation Academy (formerly Kennedy Middle School)
June 6th -July 7th
Monday – Thursday
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Rising 3rd – 5th graders
225 James P. Brawley Drive NW
Lunch and Snacks Provided
Produce Market at Urban Perform
Saturdays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Open June 18-October 29, 2016
678 Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30314
Westside Provisions District Farmer’s Market
Sundays 10:00 am – 2 pm
Open April 10-December 18
1100 Howell Mill Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
The 11th Annual Sources of Urban Educational Excellence Conference
Call for proposals on:
Breaking (The Neutral) Ground: Collaboration, Negotiation, and Celebration in Urban Education
Proposals due on June 3, 2016 by 11:59 PM EST.
Must be submitted electronically at www.surveymonkey.com/r/Sources2016
Notification of acceptance will be emailed by July 8, 2016.
Conference hosted at Georgia State University on October 21-23, 2016
If you have questions, please email them to Dana Salter at email@example.com
(see attached flyer)
Atlanta Bicycle Coalition invites residents to take short by-text survey to win prizes —
Take a short survey by texting the name of the neighborhood to 678-647-7176.
In just a few weeks, Atlanta’s first bike-share system will debut downtown, with 100 bikes at 10 stations, growing to 500 bikes by end of year.
Atlantans are invited to share their opinions about the neighborhoods where they would like to see new locations.
Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, City of Atlanta and CycleHop are calling on all Atlantans to take a short survey via text:
For the first month, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition will randomly select one survey participant each week to receive a $50 gift card.
One lucky survey participant will win a grand prize: a brand new kid’s bike!
(see attached flyer)
Friday June 3rd
Equitable Transit Development in Atlanta (click link for more information)
7:30 am – 9:00 am
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
Homeownership Fair and Bus Tour
KIPP Strive Academy – 1444 Lucille Avenue SW, Atlanta GA 30310
2016 City of Atlanta Comprehensive Development Plan
Department of Planning and Community Development
QUADRANT #3: Adamsville Recreation Center
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW
(see attached fliers)
Saturday June 11th
Westview Summer Solstice Celebration
11:00am – 8:00pmWestview Village – 1548 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition Street Outreach1:30 pm – 3:00 pmIntersection of James P. Brawley Drive and Jett Street
Proctor Creek Stewardship Council Meeting
Saturday June 4th
A Walk with A Doc
English Avenue Neighborhood Association
581 Joseph E. Boone Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30314
Ashview Heights Community Association
Shiloh M.B. Church – 1150 Westview Dr SW # 306, Atlanta, GA 30310
Monday June 6th
Westview Community Organization
Calvary United Methodist Church – 1471 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta GA 30310
Tuesday June 7th
West End Neighborhood Association
West End Library – 525 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta GA 30310
Wednesday June 8th
NPU T Meeting7:00pmKIPP Strive Primary School – 1444 Lucile Avenue SW, Atlanta GA 30310
West Atlanta Watershed Alliance Service Learning Saturdays
Tuesday June 14th
NPU L Meeting
186 Sunset Ave NW, Atlanta GA 30314
City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Launches Recycling Perks Creative Art Challenge
Atlanta students invited to participate in art contest aimed at promoting citywide recycling
ATLANTA –The City of Atlanta Department of Public Works, in partnership with Atlanta Public Schools, Keep Atlanta Beautiful, Cartlanta and Recycling Perks announced today the launch of the Recycling Perks Creative Art Challenge. The Challenge, a citywide art contest, invites students ages 4 to 18 to use their creativity to promote recycling education in Atlanta.
“Recycling for the future lies on every shoulder, from government and corporations, to households and schools,” said Commissioner Richard Mendoza, Department of Public Works. “The Recycling Perks Creative Art Challenge uses creative expression as a way to reach, educate and encourage Atlanta residents to recycle.”
The Recycling Perks Creative Art Challenge is now underway and all artwork entries must be submitted bySeptember 23, 2016 at 5 p.m. The theme of all artistic submissions must promote recycling education. Students are allowed to submit more than one design, and must provide a digital version or a photo of the artwork along with the entry agreement signed by their parents. Submissions and questions can be emailed firstname.lastname@example.org. Winning candidates will be notified by November 4, 2016 and will have the opportunity to receive prizes, as well as have their artwork displayed on the side of the city’s recycling trucks, on the front of Atlanta fire stations, recreation centers and at various Atlanta Public Schools.
For complete rules and information on the Recycle Perks Creative Art Challenge, visitwww.atlantaga.gov/recycling.
About Recycling Perks:
Recycling Perks began during September 2015 in the City of Atlanta. This incentive program, that promotes participation in curbside recycling, is currently available in several cities in the United States. Recycling Perks strives to improve household recycling efforts, reduce waste, and promote local businesses by offering great savings and exclusive deals that reward recyclers. Simply put, “you recycle, we reward.” Atlanta residents who are not currently enrolled in the Recycling Perks program can register for a free account at, www.RecyclingPerks.com.
Atlanta BeltLine Night with the Hawks is back for its second year, and we’re offering deeply-discounted tickets for just $10! We invite you and your NPU to enjoy an evening of team-building fun with the Atlanta BeltLine on Wednesday, Feb. 6th at 7:30 p.m. at The Highlight Factory at Philips Arena, when the Atlanta Hawks compete against the Memphis Grizzlies.
- A limited number of fans will enjoy once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences including attending an exclusive viewing of NBA players during pre-game warm-ups. This opportunity is for those who are able to arrive by 5 p.m. and are one of the first 50 to reserve your spot when you purchase your ticket.
- And, all Atlanta BeltLine supporters are invited to join the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s Pre-Game Reception.
We are truly grateful for your continued support. Proceeds from the discounted tickets benefit the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the organization that supports programs that build residents’ awareness and ownership of the Atlanta BeltLine – and address the project’s social impacts.
For details and to purchase discounted tickets, simply visit http://Hawks.BeltLine.org.
Hello to all,
Please share this information about the Art At Work Program with teens
Between the ages of 14-16. The deadline for submitting the application is March 27, 2012.
Students, you can find the Art At Work Application at the following website: http://fultonarts.org/index.php/art-at-work
West End – Music in the Movement – Education Celebration and BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT SAT FEB 25TH IN HISTORIC WESTEND ATL!
The event will be held at the newly renovated theater in the West End. The Black History Month Celebration on this Saturday Feb. 25 @ 1:00 PM. The event is designed to support the Boys and Girls Club located off of Ralph David Abernathy.
Nsoromma School, Inc.’s Teachers Transforming!
…in collaboration with Auburn Avenue Research Library
Presents a Black History Month Special Event for Teachers
“Africans, African Americans and Mathematical Excellence!”
We’ll take you on a journey through time exploring mathematical excellence from ancient African through the present. You’ll learn about African and African American mathematical geniuses as well as ways that mathematics is used in various African cultures. You’ll experience activities that can teach your students about this history as well as standards-based mathematical concepts and skills.
This FREE workshop is designed for educators
(including homeschooling parents).
Saturday, February 11, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Auburn Avenue Research Library on
African American Culture and History
101 Auburn Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA 30303-2503