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NPU-T Potluck

NPU-T Potluck Flyer

NPU-T cordially invites you to our Holiday Potluck and General Body Meeting!
Please bring your best dish to share.
Date: December 10, 2014
Time: 7-9PM
Location: KIPP Strive Academy
1444 Lucile Ave SW
Atlanta, Ga 30310NPU-T Holiday Potluck 2

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You are cordially invited to Historic West End’s Annual Holiday Bash

You are cordially invited to Historic West End’s Annual Holiday Bash
Saturday, December 6, 2014
7 pm to 11 pm
730 Peeples Street Atlanta, GA 30310
Hope to see you There!!!


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America Recycles Day

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City of Atlanta Expanded Curbside Recycling Program

We are out to make Atlanta one of the top recycling cities and we can’t do it without your help!
On September 18th, Mayor Kasim Reed kicked off the newly expanded curbside residential recycling campaign CARTLANTA! The campaign will include the delivery of 65,000 96-gallon recycling carts to residents, started on October 15th – 30,000 residents already have one. Important information; a brochure and magnet listing acceptable recycling items will be attached to your new cart.

It is imperative that leaders in our communities are kept abreast of what is going on so that information may be disseminated accordingly and effectively. Therefore, I have included aAtlanta stakeholder presentation (2).

Please help us to spread the word and educate residents of Atlanta! I look forward to working with you to make this program a success and Atlanta a top notch sustainable city!

If you have any questions or want to get involve, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks,
Jacquelyn E. Bridges I Senior-Recycling Coordinator
City of Atlanta I Department of Public Works
55 Trinity Avenue SW
Suite 4800
Atlanta, GA 30303
404.865.8540 – o I 404.546.2928 – f I

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What are the next steps for the Atlanta BeltLine?

The Atlanta BeltLine is a massive, comprehensive project that touches more than 45 neighborhoods. While a great deal of work has been accomplished in the past six years, there is much more to do. We must answer important questions about how we build the rest of the project – and we can only do that with your help.

In 2013, we will release an implementation plan that will guide us through the next five years as well as the next two decades. Working with the community, we finalized 10 master plans; completed a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement for transit and trails; created an Equitable Development Plan, Community Benefits Principles, and Environmental Justice Policy; built five parks, three trails, and interim hiking trails; developed affordable housing; and created a dynamic public art program.

We need your help to inform the priorities of the project moving forward. The upcoming Citywide Conversation is your opportunity to hear about how we are shaping this plan, and what criteria we will use to prioritize projects. Following the Citywide Conversation, Study Group meetings will be scheduled to get your input on how we move projects forward.

Please join us as we begin the next exciting chapter for the Atlanta BeltLine!

What: Citywide Conversation – Atlanta BeltLine Implementation Plan
When: November 15, 2012 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: Friendship Baptist Church, 437 Mitchell Street, Atlanta 30313

For more information about the Atlanta BeltLine and upcoming meetings, please visit us at and to receive our weekly e-newsletter.

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Love Your Block Grant

n 2011, we launched “Love Your Block” challenging citizens citywide to develop and execute their own neighborhood beautification projects. 27 groups across each Council district were awarded, and contributed time and talent to beautifying our city. Projects ranged from building community gardens and trails to painting benches and murals. In total, community volunteers brought together 786 Atlantans, who gave 5,442 hours of their time. Among many other contributions, previous LYB efforts added 160 trees and 736 plants to Atlanta and removed more than 22,000 lbs of litter and 1,175 feet of graffiti from our landscape.

Thank you for also pitching in matching resources for projects in your district.

We are pleased to announce another round of Love Your Block grants. The successful projects last year enabled us to secure more private funds to grow this great initiative – raising $30K for this upcoming year. We encourage both those who have and have not received grants in the past to apply – for up to $1,000.

The application is due on January 8th, 2013.

Please visit for general information. Attached is the application and the flyer announcing the Love Your Block opportunity. If you have any questions, please be in touch with me at

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Bill Gates’ Scholars Program Giving Away One Thousand Scholarships For Minority Students

Applications Now Available For 2013 Scholarships –

(Nationwide) — Every year, the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program
selects 1,000 talented students to receive a good-through-graduation
scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The
program provides scholars with personal and professional development
through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout
their college career.

Administered by the United Negro College Fund, the program was initially
funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Since 1999, it has funded the education of more than 16,000 students,
awarding them more than $614 million dollars to pay for tuition, fees,
books and housing.

The program aims to reduce financial barriers for African American,
American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and
Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who
have significant financial need; increase the representation of these
target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education,
engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the
sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented; develop a
diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating
successful completion of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees; and
provide seamless support from undergraduate through doctoral programs,
for students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars entering target

Individuals selected as Gates Scholars will receive funds in an amount
to be determined based on their financial need. The amount determined
will be based on the cost of tuition, fees, books and living expenses
for the 2013-2014 academic year, as well as the availability of grants
and other scholarships reported on the financial aid award letter. The
average scholarship award in the 2000-2010 academic years was $11,000
per student.

The application process is a three-part effort: 1) a Student Application
is completed and submitted by the student; 2) a Nominator Form must be
completed and submitted by an educator- Principal, teacher, guidance
counselor or higher education representative; 3) a Recommender Form must
be completed and submitted by any adult who is familiar with the
student’s community service and leadership activities, such as a
supervisor at work or a community leader.

The deadline for submission is January 16, 2013.

To apply for the 2013 Gates Millennium Scholars program, visit: The
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Georgia DOT is again warning motorists of long delays and major backups in both directions on the I-285 top end this weekend as crews work on the mainline in both directions and close several ramps as part of the massive resurfacing project, weather permitting.

All weekend, three right lanes will be closed eastbound from I-75 to Long Island drive and three right lanes will be closed westbound from Northside Drive to Powers Ferry Road. Crews will also close and reopen several ramps along the top end. During the ramp closures, signed detours will be in place. Below is the construction schedule for this weekend and next week’s paving work.

“We only have a couple of weekends left until the nighttime temperatures get too cold and we have to stop paving this season,” said GDOT District Construction Engineer Lee Upkins. “Please bear with us and avoid the 285 top end if possible, but if you have to go through there, give yourself extra time.”

The contractor will return in the spring to place the final layer of asphalt and complete the project.

Friday, November 2, 2012 – Monday, November 5, 2012

Westbound – Glenridge to Long Island Bridge

9:00pm Friday – 5:00am Monday
2 right lanes & outside shoulder WB, GA 400 Off Ramp to Long Island Bridge

Eastbound – SR 9 to Ashford Dunwoody Road

9:00pm Friday – 5:00am Monday
2 right lanes & outside shoulder EB, SR 9 to Ashford Dunwoody

1:00am Saturday – 5:00pm Saturday
EB Ramp to GA 400 CLOSED

5:00am Saturday – 5:00pm Saturday
Peachtree Dunwoody on Ramp Closed to mill and pave

Southbound – Ramps from Windy Hill to I-75 SB & I-285 WB

9:00pm Friday – 5:00am Monday
Windy Hill on ramps closed

Eastbound – Exit 22 on ramp from New Northside

9:00pm Friday – 5:00am Monday
3 right lanes & outside shoulder EB, Exit 22 on ramp from New Northside EB closed

Eastbound – Exit 22 off ramp to Northside Drive

7:00pm Saturday – 5:00am Monday
Exit 22 off ramp to Northside Drive EB closed

Eastbound – Exit 24 on ramp from Riverside

7:00am Sunday – 5:00am Monday
1 right lanes & outside shoulder EB, Exit 24 on ramp from Riverside EB closed

Westbound – Exit 18 off ramp to Paces Ferry

7:00am Sunday – 5:00am Monday
Exit 18 off ramp to Paces Ferry WB closed

Shoulder Paving (if time allows)

9:00pm Friday – 5:00pm Saturday
1 lane & outside shoulder between Powers Ferry Bridge & Long Island Bridge EB
1 lane & outside shldr between New Northside off ramp to Northside on ramp WB

Bridge Joint Repair

9:00pm Friday – 5:00pm Saturday
3 right lanes & outside shoulder EB, Chattahoochee River Bridge

5:00pm Saturday – 5:00am Monday
3 right lanes & outside shoulder WB, Chattahoochee River Bridge

Monday, November 5, 2012
9:00pm Monday – 5:00am Tuesday
1 lane & outside shoulder between Powers Ferry Bridge & Long Island Bridge EB

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
9:00pm Tuesday – 5:00am Wednesday
1 lane & outside shoulder between Powers Ferry Bridge & Long Island Bridge EB

Wednesday November 7, 2012
9:00 pm Wednesday – 5:00am Thursday
1 lane & outside shldr between New Northside off ramp to Northside on ramp WB
2 left lanes & inside shoulder EB, US 41 Bridge to Interstate Parkway North Bridge

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues its RoadWorks2012 construction program. Dozens of important roadway improvement projects continue throughout the state as we work to deliver projects on time and on budget while keeping our transportation network the nation’s finest. Pardon the necessary inconvenience and please drive cautiously and safely in work zones and at all times. For more information on Georgia DOT, please visit or subscribe to our Press Release RSS feed. You also may follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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Zone 4 Mini Citizens’ CourtWatch Training April 25, 2012


A Mini Citizens’ CourtWatch Training will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 6:00 PM at the Zone 4 Community Prosecution Office. The Office is located in the West Ridge Shopping Center at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive and Lynhurst Drive. The Wayfield Grocery Store is located in this Shopping Center. There is ample free parking.

Please contact Janet Martin by email or telephone to register for this training session as soon as possible. We wish to have training materials and light refreshments for all.

Do feel free to share this email flyer with your neighbors and those who are interested in being “The Eyes and Ears of the Community in Court.”

Thank you!

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FREE Tutoring Program

FREE Saturday Academy

S.E.E.D. Academy (Summer Enrichment Empowering Development) in
partnership with West Hunter Street Baptist Church is hosting a
Saturday Academy for all students and parents beginning March 10- May
19, 2012 from 9AM-12PM. The Saturday Academy curriculum includes:
Student Tutorials, Test Prep/ College, Career Development, Team Up
Workshops, Family Health & Fitness, & Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HOH)
Sign Language tutorials. The S.E.E.D. Academy staff is very diverse,
experienced, and compassionate. Our team is made up of certified
teachers and highly qualified professionals who want to make a
difference. In addition, Sign Time Saturday is available for
Deaf/Hard of Hearing students and their parents, every 2nd and 4th
Saturday in March, April & May, from 9:00 am – 12:00PM. Registration
is FREE!! To register for Sign Time Saturday, go to Click “Service Request”, then submit or call
Ouida, 404-704-2405, for more information.

To register for The Saturday Academy @ WHSBC

Email or call 678-824-5441

Our goal is to provide children with mentorship and tutorials in the
core areas while building self-esteem and teaching them how to connect
what they learn in school and apply it throughout life. Parent-Child
Team Up Workshops will also be included to help parents and students
learn strategies and techniques to support and assist one another.

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