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Early Learning Substitute Teacher Prep Program

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NPU-T MLK Corridor: TIGER Grant Application

Please see the attachment. As you may have heard, the plan for MLK Jr. Dr. from Northside Dr. to Westlake is for the street to transform into a two lane street with a turning lane, green space and the now popular bike lanes. As I tell parents and families, documentation beats conversation. An email to our leadership is forthcoming. If you have any questions or concerns, that would be a great time to incoporate them. I wanted everyone to have enough time to review the information and have your question and concerns ready.
Also, please ask questions about community development and changes at your upcoming NPU, community, neighborhood association and church meetings.
SN: As of August 6th many residential bus routes and stops were closed and/or discontinued in SW & NW Atlanta communities. Also, new and some older apartment complexes in the city limits are no longer taking Section 8, vouchers or supplement incomes which has effective Veterans and senior/grandparents raising school aged children. 

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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:

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


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


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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2016 Comprehensive Development Plan Round 2 Community Meetings

The Department of Planning and Community Development, Office of Planning would like to thank you for your participation in the 2016 Comprehensive Development Plan! Your participation in this process is critical to helping shape the vision, needs, and opportunities for the city of Atlanta.

We are preparing our second round of community engagement meetings and would appreciate your attendance and any assistance you could provide in getting the word out to your community. The second round will focus on Character Areas which are geographic areas in the city with unique and distinguishable characteristics and thus have a common vision regarding their preservation, growth or change.

Please feel free to attend any one of the meetings below that best fits your availability. Attached is a fact sheet and a flyer with the 2016 CDP Round 2 Community meeting dates.  For more information, please visit our webpage for more information at




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NPU-T Fulton County Offers Safety Tips for Summer Swimming

Fulton County Offers Swimming Pool Precautions as Mid-Summer Heat Continues

Tips to Avoid Injuries, Drownings and Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI)


ATLANTA, GA – As the mid-summer temperatures continue to soar, it is open swim time at more than 1,200 public swimming pools in Fulton County.  The Fulton County Health Department warns that accidental drownings among toddlers and youth and recreational water illnesses (RWI) among all swimmers can be avoided by practicing key safety precautions.


Recreational water illnesses are caused by germs and chemicals found in the pool water. The germs are spread by swallowing, breathing in mists or having contact with contaminated water in pools and water parks, etc., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Fulton County’s Environmental Health specialists have been busy inspecting public pools to ensure water clarity and proper chlorine balance. The inspectors also check for the presence of prominently placed safety equipment, including proper gate height, 911 emergency phones and first aid kits.


“Some of the most common pool inspection violations are pools where the chemical readings are too low and where the flow meters are not working properly,” explains Fulton County’s Environmental Health Deputy Director Ellis Jones. Prior to entering a public pool, Jones recommends parents of young swimmers and adult swimmers check the pool’s latest inspection report.  Public pool inspection reports are to be placed in a visible location, typically near the pool entrance or in the main swimming area. To report a public pool safety hazard in Fulton County, call 404-613-1303.


The CDC and the American Red Cross recommend these additional safety precautions for swimmers: 


FIVE Tips to Prevent Swimming Pool Injuries and Accidental Drownings Before You Enter the Pool

•             Check for a lifeguard.  If on duty, the lifeguard should be focused on the swimmers.

•             If NO lifeguard is on duty, a “NO Lifeguard on Duty” sign should be posted. Swim at your own risk!

•             Know where the safety equipment is located.

•             Use well-fitting Coast Guard approved life jackets for flotation rather than foam or air-filled toys.

•             Don’t swim if pool drain covers are missing or broken, or can’t be clearly seen.


Four Tips to Prevent Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI) While in the Pool

•             Don’t swim when you have diarrhea or have an open wound on your body.

•             Shower before you enter the pool.  After leaving the pool, shower again for at least a minute.

•             Don’t swallow the water.

•             Don’t urinate or defecate in the water.

Fulton County Offers Safety Tips for Summer Swimming


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NPU-T Information Regarding Fulton/Atlanta LBA Board of Director’s Meeting

You’re invited to the
Fulton/Atlanta Land Bank Authority
Board of Director’s Meeting
July 21, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m
The Agenda for the meeting can be downloaded via the following link:
Meeting Location
34 Peachtree Street, NW
19th Floor Conference Room
Atlanta, GA 30303
For additional information, please contact Rhonda Corporal at 404-585-3392.


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