Archive for July, 2016

NPU-T WonderRoot Family Programs

Greeting from WonderRoot!

I am reaching out to you on behalf of WonderRoot’s Family Programs. In the last year, we have provided art-based services and opportunities to approximately 200 youth and families through our Family Day Workshops as well as our skills and experiential focused youth workshops. We are currently in the information-gathering process in order to devise new family-oriented art initiatives and fine-tune our existing family programming.

While we are in the process of developing programs, input from family-oriented stakeholders is absolutely crucial to us. We have drafted a short survey to gather input from stakeholders. We would very much appreciate if you could share the survey with your respective networks so that we can use the input we receive to tailor our upcoming programs to the needs of the community.

The survey can be found here: https://wonderroot.wufoo.com/forms/q1ofqytm1aal3nz/

We hope that you can help us by sharing this survey and look forward to the input we will receive.

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FW: The Mall West End Back to School Event July 30, 2016 – Partners/Vendors

I have spoken to most of you and I wanted to send out a reminder about our Mall West End Back to School event happening Saturday, July 30, 2016, 12pm – 5pm, We are asking everyone to bring school supplies to donate to the children. Pleases see details below and let me know if you have questions.
As you know education is one of the elements, if not the best element, that equals the playing field for our youth and young adults. We are planning a Mall West End Back to school event with a focus on S.T.E.M.
( Science, Technology, Engineer, Math) and sometimes STEAM, including Art.
This is our 4th year doing the back to school event. Last year the STEM component was a big hit with the  youth and we will continue our STEM Showcase. Sharing how much fun science, technology, engineer, and math can be can refocus our youth in the West End communities to make a difference in their studies, their lives and the lives of their families. 
The Mall West End Back to School event will take place on July 30, 2016, at the West End Mall, 850 Oak St. The event starts at 12pm with a talent show and we will have City Council Lady Cleta Winslow, Urban League, NFL Former Players, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other community organizations to join us. The West End Medical Center, now Family Health Center,  will be doing a health fair for us as well. 
 
We would like also for your organization to partner with us to bring school supplies, paper, pens, pencils, book bags, etc. This year, Mary-Pat Hector, speaker, author, radio host and community advocate will be joining us with a live remote from WAOK radio to do HIV testing. Along with everything else, we will have health screenings, voter registration, popcorn, face painting, entertainment, and loads of fun. There will be other celebrity guess joining us as well and also Radio One on the grounds broadcasting, too. So, we are getting lots of media for this great back to school event at the West End Mall.  
 
We are asking everyone to drop off school supplies on Saturday morning, July 30, 2016,  between 9am – 12pm. If you collect supplies before then, I will be glad to arrange to pick them up and be responsible for getting them over to the back to school event at the West End Mall for Saturday, July 30, 2016.
 
You have the opportunity to set up a table, at no cost, and pass out information about your community organization or community program.  Selling of any items during this time is not permitted. I have attached the flyer for everyone to share. Let me know if you have any questions.

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NPU-T Upcoming Atlanta BeltLine Public Meetings

Please join us for an upcoming public meeting or two.  We would love it if you share this email with your family, friends and community.

Eastside Trail Construction Update

Thursday, August 4, 2016

6:30pm-8pm

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 25 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Special Call Northeast + Southeast Study Groups

 

Southside Trail Design

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

6:30pm-8:00pm

Zoo Atlanta: Coca-Cola World Studio, 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30315

Special Call Southeast + Southwest Study Groups

Northeast + Southeast Study Group – EST Ext 8.4

Southeast + Southwest Study Group – SST design 8.9

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NPU-T Hollis Open House

Hollis Innovation Academy will be hosting an Open House for our parents, students and community on August 1st from 11 am- 1 pm.

We have planned an informative and festive event to include activities sponsored by the Atlanta Hawks, Chick-Fil-A, and other partners.  Dr. Carstarphen is also scheduled to make a short presentation at 12:00 pm  in the gym.

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NPU-T Downtown Connector Resurfacing

Two Projects to Create One Smooth Ride for Midtown and Downtown Commuters

Two major resurfacing projects in Clayton and Fulton counties are set to begin in a matter of days along     I-75. In Clayton County, resurfacing of approximately 4.4 miles on I-75 northbound and southbound from just north of SR 54/Jonesboro Road to the I-285 interchange will begin on Monday, July 18. Resurfacing of approximately 6 miles on I-75/I-85 (Downtown Connector) northbound and southbound from just south of University Avenue to the Brookwood Interchange in Fulton County will begin on Monday, July 25th, 2016.  To limit delays and inconvenience to motorists, lane closures will be limited to nights and weekends. These are high volume routes. Motorists are cautioned to reduce their speed while traveling through work zones, pay attention and watch for workers.

I-75 in Clayton County
  • Begins Monday, July 18, 2016 and scheduled to be completed February 2017, weather permitting
  • Resurfacing all travel lanes – six to eight lanes in each direction.
  • Milling and inlaying of lanes, beginning with the shoulders and ramps
  • Project cost – $9.5 million
I-75/I-85 in Fulton County
  • Begins Monday, July 25, 2016 and scheduled to be completed April 2017, weather permitting
  • Resurfacing all travel lanes – six to eight lanes in each direction.
  • Milling and inlaying of lanes, beginning with the shoulders and ramps
  • Project cost – $13.8 million
Know Before You Go!
  • Changeable Message boards and overhead signs will provide regular updates on ramp closures.
  • During construction activities, the HOV lane will become a general purpose lane.
  • Ramps will be open for emergency vehicles when needed.
  • Additional restrictive hours may occur for special events, such as, but not limited to, the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves, Music Midtown Festival and Georgia Tech football games due to the proximity of work to these known events.
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph in the work zone area. Fines for speeding are doubled in a work zone

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Upcoming Atlanta BeltLine Public Meetings

Please join us for an upcoming public meeting or two.  We would love it if you share this email with your family, friends and community.

Eastside Trail Construction Update

Thursday, August 4, 2016

6:30pm-8pm

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 25 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Special Call Northeast + Southeast Study Groups

 

Southside Trail Design

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

6:30pm-8:00pm

Zoo Atlanta: Coca-Cola World Studio, 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30315

Special Call Southeast + Southwest Study Groups

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Music at Wren’s Nest

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NPU-T – Walmart is hosting Interviews tomorrow

Walmart is looking to hire via The Center for Working Families, please share this info with neighbors:

WHAT: Walmart Interviews
WHEN:Wednesday, July 20, 2016 1pm-4pm
WHERE: 477 Windsor Street, SW Suite 101 Atlanta, GA 30312
HOW: Come dressed in business casual attire
APPLY HERE:careers.walmart.com Store Code: 3008

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NPU-T Chair Reminder: WCAG Meeting Thursday, July 21st at 6:30pm Join Us!

The members of WCAG  (Washington Cluster Advocate Group) are  looking forward to continuing our monthly education dialogue with our neighbors and stakeholders within the communities served by the  Washington Cluster schools.  Please plan to join us at 6:30pm this Thursday, July 21st in the new Hollis Innovation Academy (formerly known as Kennedy Middle School) where we plan to share Dr. Carstarphen’s response to WCAG’s effort to ensure equity within in the Washington Cluster and create high quality educational options for ALL children residing within our attendance zone .  In an effort to ensure meeting efficiency, we ask that you review WCAG’s  position paper  and the letter of request forwarded to Dr. Carstarphen and the APS School Board before the meeting.  Questions? Contact 678-607-5674 wcagatl@gmail.com.

Follow Up Letter to Dr Carstarphen 6-28-16

Washington Cluster Points of Concern

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NPU-T Public Notification | Speed Tables Installation

Attached please find the speed tables installation notifications that has been mailed to impacted property owners along Holderness Street, SW.   This notification, which includes the date parking restriction enforcement will take place and its boundaries, will be shared with NPU-T.  You are encouraged to share this information with your contacts and constituents.   If you have any additional questions regarding this notification, I can be reached through the contacts below.

 

 

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NOTICE OF SPEED TABLES INSTALLATION

HOLDERNESS STREET, SW  

COUNCIL DISTRICT 4, NPU-T

 

The Department of Public Works is pleased to announce the installation of speed tables, trafficcalming devices, to be installed on

Holderness Street, SW, between Westview Drive and Sells Avenue.

 

This project will begin in late July and is scheduled to be completed

within thirty-days (30), weather permitting.

 

Emergency No Parking sign may be placed along the project areas 48-72 hours prior to theinstallation, if necessary. Please move your vehicle to an off-street parking area or a side street

prior to construction activities otherwise it may be subject to being towed.

Speed Table Installation Notification – Holderness Street, SW

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