January Newsletter

Volume 5
January 7, 2019

University for Parents is offering Orientation and will have open Registration THIS WEEK: 
TOMORROW, Jan 8th and Wednesday, Jan 9th
from 10 AM to Noon and 6PM to 8 PM
@ at Providence Missionary Baptist Church
2295 Benjamin E. Mays Dr. SW Atlanta, GA 30311 

There will be free morning, afternoon & evening classes that will range from basic computer skills to advanced computer skills, the reading circle, parenting classes, financial literacy, yoga & meditation, an dmore.  Free child care will be available along with free evening meals and free MARTA cards. Questions about registration and course offerings should be directed to CARES@universityforparents.com or you may call (770) 316-3487. 
The King Holiday Observance week Kick-Off Reception is the opening event for a week of honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The reception takes place on Tuesday, Jan 15th from 6pm – 8pm in Freedom Hall at the King Center @ 449 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312.  The reception will conclude with a presentation of the Dream Forward Community Service Awards in the following categories:
  • Faith-Based Leadership
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Elected Officials
  • Media
  • International Affairs and
  • Social Justice. 
The reception and awards event is free and open to the public. Please Click here to register
The Friends of English Avenue is hosting a clothing drive this month. Please contact Gabrielle Howes for information about what clothes are needed, and for drop off information: foea@gdp.com.
The Historic Westin Heights / Bankhead Neighborhood Association. Inc. is working with the League of Women Voters- Atalanta Fulton Unit to host an Atlanta City Council District 3 Voter Information and Candidate Forum. More information will be posted on the Association’s Facebook page, and on the League of Women Voters Atlanta Fulton website.
Historic Westside Gardens Atlanta will host a “Gardening and Cooking Matters” class on January 29th and 30th. HWG believes that access to fresh, healthful and affordable food is a right which many families residing in Atlanta’s Westside are lacking. Historic Westside Gardens (HWG) is dedicated to empowering individuals in the Westside neighborhoods to grow their own food and strengthen their community. The gardening and cooking matters class at the end of this month is part of the HWG’s mission to create a rooted, powerful, and resilient Westside one gardener at a time. 
Alvin Ailey will be performing at the Fox Theater February 21st through February 24th. This year’s Atlanta performance is part of the Destination Dance Ailey Atlanta program, whose mission is to engage Atlanta’s vibrant cultural community through partnerships between Ailey’s Dance Theater and Atlanta-based cultural, civic, and educational organizations like the Fox. Tickets are on sale now, and there are some special offers available on the website: click here for more information.
Upcoming Meetings
The Northwest Business Association invites all neighbors, residents, business, churches, key NW stakeholders, and committed individuals, groups and organizations to its monthly meeting.

Tuesday, January 8th
@ the New / Historic Fire Station #28 (located at:
1925 Hollywood Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30318)

For more information, please call Ms. Gail Mapp: 404-625-6922.
The NCA- Northwest Communities Alliance – has confirmed that Jason Esteves, chair of the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education, will be the guest speaker at their monthly meeting:

Wednesday, January 16th
7:00pm @ Northside Church of God (located at 1736 Harper Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318)

The RenewAtlanta/ TSPLOST program is hosting a series of public engagement sessions throughout the city.  The Southwest sessions are scheduled for:
Round 1
Wednesday, Jan 23rd
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Round 2
Wednesday, Feb 27th
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Both of the Southwest sessions will be held at the C.T. Martin Recreation Center @ 3201 MLK  Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
Atlanta NPU Meetings THIS WEEK

2nd Tuesday (Jan 8th) at 7:00pm @ Integrity Transformations CDC
692 Lindsay Street NW 
Atlanta, GA 30318

2nd Wednesday (Jan 9th) at 7:00pm @ Kipp Strive Academy
1444 Lucile St. SW
Atlanta, GA  30310

Others Upcoming in January:

3nd Tuesday (Jan 15) at 6:30pm @ C. A. Scott Recreation Center 
1565 M. L. King, Jr. Dr. 
Atlanta, GA 30314

Visit the City of Atlanta’s site for more information:
Atlanta NPU Meeting Schedule
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