Archive for March, 2011

NPU-T: West End Performing Arts Spring Session Registration and Summer Camp Information

WEPAC Summer Art Camp Registration Letter

WEPAC Spring Session 2011

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NEW NPU-T Location KIPP Academy Pics

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Join us at Atlanta BeltLine’s Quarterly Briefing – Next Thursday, March 31st!

Once every three months, the Atlanta BeltLine Team hosts a city-wide meeting to provide a detailed update on Atlanta BeltLine-wide progress.  Our next briefing will have a special focus on the Transportation Investment Act so please join us next Thursday, March 31st, at AGL Resources, 10 Peachtree Place NE #1000, Atlanta, GA 30309 from 6-8 p.m.


As part of our community engagement, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. has shared the attached flyer with stakeholders and partners throughout the City of Atlanta.  We are asking you to share this notice with your constituency as well.


If you have any questions, please contact me at 404.614.8285 or  Thank you for sharing this information and we look forward to the active involvement of the greater community in furthering the planning and implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine.




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Atlanta BeltLine Study Groups – Transit Implementation Strategy

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is developing a strategy to implement transit for the Atlanta BeltLine. Please join us for upcoming meetings. Dates, times and locations are listed below.

What: Southwest Study Group – Transit Implementation Strategy
When: March 24, 2011 6:30pm-8:30pm
What: Westside Study Group – Transit Implementation Strategy
When: March 28, 2011 6:30pm-8:30pm

Online Transit Forum open through next Monday- your opinion counts!
Are you too busy to come to a Study Group to learn more and give us your input? You can help determine which pieces of the Atlanta BeltLine and on-street segments should be advanced for funding right now.
Read what others are saying, and post your own statement at our Online Transit Forum.
The deadline for participation is Monday, March 28, 2011 at 11:59 p.m – we hope to hear from you before then!

Events and Meetings

Atlanta BeltLine Volunteer Kick-Off – Join Us This Tuesday!
The strong grass-roots support for the Atlanta BeltLine is fueled by our passionate volunteers! Join us as at our Volunteer Kick-off event and learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities and how you can be involved. There are lots of different ways to help us get the word out and inform residents about this transformative project. If special events are your thing, we need your help with park and trail openings, the Atlanta BeltLine Running Series, and more. And, you can learn more about our newest volunteer program – Adopt-the-Atlanta BeltLine.

Already a volunteer? Come to get/refresh your Atlanta BeltLine 101 training, sign-up for festivals and other opportunities, and mix and mingle with staff and other volunteers.

When: March 22nd from 6pm-8pm
Where: Front Page News (Little 5 Points), 351 Moreland Ave, Atlanta 30307

An RSVP is requested for this event. Please reply to Sharron Sylvain at

Atlanta BeltLine Quarterly Briefing
Please join us for the first Quarterly Briefing of 2011 where we will provide updates on transit, design and construction!
AGL Resources, 10 Peachtree Pl # 1000, Atlanta, 30309
When: March 31, 6 PM – 8 PM

Atlanta BeltLine Presents: Organic Land Care Symposium
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., invites you to the First Annual Organic Land Care Symposium to be held Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
  • Hear local and national experts describe the benefits and realities of utilizing an organic approach to the management of public and private open spaces.
  • Discover the basics of creating a vibrant, self-sustaining soil biology that will substantially reduce the costs of maintaining both large and small properties.
  • Hear from people that utilize these practices every day and learn how you can get started down the path of sustainability.
  • Keynote Speaker: K. Rashid Nuri, Truly Living Well Natural Urban Farms
  • Cost: $40, includes breakfast and lunch.
When: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 8am-5pm
Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, 30309

For more information and to register click here!

Earth Day on the Atlanta BeltLine – West End
What: Join The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., The Atlanta Community Tool Bank, Keep Atlanta Beautiful, Park Pride, Trees Atlanta is working with the community to clear the way for further beautification and temporary-to-permanent art displays for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. Spread the word!
When: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 9am-12pm
Where: Click here for more information and to register

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Launches Atlanta BeltLine Running Series
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is proud to announce the Atlanta BeltLine Running Series! The 2011 series will consist of three running/walking events located at three separate locations on the Atlanta BeltLine trail throughout the city, with proceeds supporting the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s continued efforts to raise awareness for the Atlanta BeltLine.
2011 Races
Atlanta BeltLine Northside 5K – April 30, 2011, 8am
– Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K – July 16, 2011, 7:30am
– Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K – December 3, 2011
For more information, or to register for a race, log onto

**For more events in your area please visit

Other Meetings
Save the Date – Annual Advisory Briefing
When: April 14, 2011, 6pm-8pm
Where: TBD

What: The City of Atlanta Office of Planning is working with all City stakeholders in the development of the 2011 Comprehensive Development Plan. Character Areas are a new component of the 2011 CDP. You are invited to attend any of the second round of meetings of the 2011 CDP to discuss and delineate your community’s Character Areas as well as to develop vision and policies for each Character Area.

There are Many Ways to Get Involved and Get Connected !
Become a Member of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership!
How did you first connect with the Atlanta BeltLine? Whether it was by, taking a guided bus tour, hearing an Atlanta BeltLine 101 presentation, stopping by the Atlanta Beltline booth at a community festival, or one of the many other ways the Atlanta Beltline Partnership engages Atlantans, you have been touched by our outreach. Now is your opportunity to support the organization that supports the Atlanta BeltLine.
Click here to donate to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s annual operating campaign and receive exciting member benefits.

What: Atlanta BeltLine’s Successful Temporary Public Art Initiative Returns and is Seeking New Commissions for 2011’s Fall Program
Where: The RFP can be found online and downloaded at
When: Submissions deadline is March 28, 2011

Get Involved with the Atlanta BeltLine!
Have you wanted to engage more with the Atlanta BeltLine? Check out our expanded volunteer opportunities at But that’s not all. Check out the variety of ways you can Get Involved!

Only 8 Spots Left! Adopt the Atlanta BeltLine Today!

38 organizations have adopted a segment of the Atlanta BeltLine! Our Northeast segments are full (thank you!) but we still need more Adopters in the Southwest region. to adopt a segment.

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Community Oriented Policing Section (COPS)

NPU flyer

See Attachment

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Art on the Atlanta BeltLine artists’ walks + workshop

Hi everyone,

As the request for proposals has gone out, we’ve gotten a ton of questions about when our artists’ walks are going to be. We now have them scheduled! This is an opportunity for submitting artists to walk the corridor with members of the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine committee, ask questions about siting their piece, and explore location options. The dates / times are as follows:
>> Saturday, March 12th – East Side Walk at 11 a.m.: beginning at Memorial Drive beside H. Harper’s Station and ending at 10th and Monroe Drive beside Park Tavern.
>> Sunday, March 13th – West Side Walk at 11 a.m.: beginning at Washington Park (at Lena St.) and ending at Allene Avenue and Catherine Street.
>> Saturday, March 19th – West Side Walk at 11 a.m.: beginning at Washington Park (at Lena St.) and ending at Allene Avenue and Catherine Street.
>> Sunday, March 20th – East Side Walk at 11 a.m.: beginning at Memorial Drive beside H. Harper’s Station and ending at 10th and Monroe Drive beside Park Tavern.
(Which reminds me, you should all check out the new Art on the Atlanta BeltLine facebook fan
We’ve also set up one more artists’ workshop:
Date: Wednesday, March 23rd
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Chastain Arts Center
135 West Wieuca Road, NW 30342
Attached is a flyer with this information, too. Please pass along to friends, family, neighborhood groups, community organizations, etc.!
As always, thank you, and please let me know if you have any questions!

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Brownfield Public Outreach Kick-off Meeting


See Attached Flyer

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Do you have a latchkey Kid?- Did you know…

according to the Georgia Department of Human Services

“Georgia does not have regulations or laws to determine when a child is considered old enough to care for her/himself or to care for other children. However, there are state guidelines administered through the Division of Family and Children Services to evaluate situations and determine if a child neglect investigation is warranted. DFCS encourages parents to use sound judgment and assess the maturity and responsibility of their children before deciding whether to leave them home alone”

Review the GUIDELINES HERE for more information of how to determine if your child can safely be left alone.

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CT Martin to tour Westview!

Yesterday a few of us went to meet with Council member CT Martin to discuss the state of our community in his district.  Overall, much information was exchanged and we ended on a note of him accepting an invitation to take a walking tour of the Westview community.  I can not stress how much of a big deal this is!  

Many times those at city hall need to experience first hand what we are doing in our community to really understand that NPU-T IS making changes!  We are not JUST  “Southwest Atlanta Neighborhoods” -I’m sure other communities who are working as hard as we are, do not want to grouped together, stigmatized and thought of negatively as the “old SW ATL or West End”.

I think he will be very impressed 🙂 … more to come and of course, pictures of the tour!

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