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NPU-T MCCRI Summer Coding and Robotics Camp

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.

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You’re Invited to the July 1st Transform Westside Summit

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:
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.

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WCA June Newsletter


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

(see attached flyer)
Street Smart Youth Summer Program
June 13th – July 22nd
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
12 – 16 years of age
612 Magnolia Street Atlanta GA 30314
(see attached flyer)

Camp Best Friends 2016
Grove Park Recreation Center
June 6th – July 22nd
Monday – Friday
7:30 am – 6:00 pm
750 Francis Place NW Atlanta, GA 30318
(see attached flyer)

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
Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence
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
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

(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!

*Save the Date for the 5th Annual Juneteenth Community Festival June 17-19, 2016
Thursday June 2nd

           Atlanta Beltline Westside + Southwest Study Group
           6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
           Hagar’s Palace
           19 Joseph E. Lowery  Boulevard, NW Atlanta, GA 30314
(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

Saturday June 4th

            Good Sam Community Day
       9:30 am – 12:00 pm
            Good Samaritan Health Center – 1015 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway NW, Atlanta GA 30318

Homeownership Fair and Bus Tour

            10:00 am – 1:00 pm
KIPP Strive Academy – 1444 Lucille Avenue SW, Atlanta GA 30310

Thursday June 9th
ROUND #1 Community Meetings: Vision, Needs, Opportunities
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 – 8:00pm

Westview Village – 1548 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Mondays and Wednesdays
Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition Street Outreach
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Intersection of James P. Brawley Drive and Jett Street
Friday June 3rd

          Transforming Westside Summit
        7:00 am – 9:00 am
           City of Refuge – 1300 Joseph E. Boone Boulevard NW, Atlanta GA 30314

Proctor Creek Stewardship Council Meeting

       1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
           Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Northwest Branch – 2489 Perry Blvd NW, Atlanta GA 30318

Saturday June 4th

A Walk with A Doc

          9:00 am- 11:00 am
           Lionel Hampton Trail – 390 Willis Mills Road, Entrance off MLK Road

           English Avenue Neighborhood Association

           10:00 am – 12:00 pm
581 Joseph E. Boone Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30314

           Ashview Heights Community Association

           10:00 am – 11:30 pm

           Shiloh M.B. Church – 1150 Westview Dr SW # 306, Atlanta, GA 30310

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 Meeting
KIPP Strive Primary School – 1444 Lucile Avenue SW, Atlanta GA 30310
Saturday June 11th

West Atlanta Watershed Alliance Service Learning Saturdays

           10:00am -1:00pm
           Outdoor Activity Center – 1442 Richland Rd SW, Atlanta GA 30310

Tuesday June 14th

  NPU L Meeting

186 Sunset Ave NW, Atlanta GA 30314


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City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Launches Recycling Perks Creative Art Challenge

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 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,
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,

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Join Us for Atlanta BeltLine Night with the Hawks

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.

Please note:

  • 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

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Jezyk at 404-483-8150 or email

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Art At Work Application-Fulton County Arts & Culture


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:

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Battle of Adwa Youth Fest – Sunday, March 11

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West End – Music in the Movement – Education Celebration and BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT SAT FEB 25TH IN HISTORIC WESTEND ATL!


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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.

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Adamsville Recreation Center Open House

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FREE Black History Month Workshop this Saturday

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
(404) 730-4001

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