November Newsletter

Volume 3.1
November 12, 2018

After last week’s mid-term elections in Georgia and nationwide, with some of the results still unconfirmed, we remain grounded in our communities by the work that we must keep going.  Highlighted below are events and meetings organized by NPUs, non-profits, and other community organizations that show evidence of deep commitments to the progress and sustainability of our neighborhoods.  Please support any and all whose activities align well with your interests.  Together, we can do better.
Ever onward,
Jackie Royster,
CEO, Communities Who Know, Inc. ™

Our own Christi Jackson of the Conservancy at Historic Washington Park is the 2018 recipient of the The Society of Georgia Archives President’s Award

This annual award recognizes individuals from outside the archival profession who contribute to it in significant ways. In her award letter, the President of the SGA made special note of Christi’s work overseeing outreach and advocacy efforts, her visionary leadership in planning for the park’s 2019 anniversary, and her production of the documentary Our West Side Story. As the Executive Director of the Conservancy, Christi was commended for demonstrating commitment to her community and an unfailing desire to its long standing legacy. We are delighted that Christi is being recognized and awarded for her creative and tenacious work to preserve the life of Historic Washington Park. Congratulations, Christi!
Upcoming Events
The Northwest Business Association invites all neighbors, residents, business, churches, key NW stakeholders, and committed individuals, groups and organizations to its monthly meeting: TOMORROW

Tuesday, Nov 13 @ 11:30am
At Fire Station #28
1925 Hollywood Road NW 30318

Topics of discussion will include: affordable housing in NW Atlanta, the Donald Lee Hollowell Small business Corridor, and the Grove Park Neighborhood; financial literacy initiatives; workforce pipelines, and more. For more information, please call Ms. Gail Mapp: 404-625-6922.
Truly Living Well, Center for Natural Urban Agriculture, is hosing its first celebration of National Family Volunteer Day THIS SATURDAY, Nov 17th from 10:00am – 1:00pm @ Collegetown Farm: 324 Lawton Street SW. Families will engage in authentic farm chores ranging from sifting soil, mulching pathways, pulling weeds, and bundling herbs. There will also be a few garden friendly games and activities, especially designed for children.  Click here to sign up!
Historic Westin Heights – Bankhead Neighborhood Association meeting 

THIS THURSDAY, Nov 15th 2018
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Simpson Street Church of Christ:
800 Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30314

Join us for development updates by City of Atlanta staff that include discussion about housing development plans, transportation, and the green infastructure project on Joseph E. Boone Blvd. Click here for more information: Facebook page.
Atlanta NPU Meetings THIS WEEK

2nd Tuesday (Nov 13th) at 7:00pm @ On The Rise Financial Center
810 Joseph E. Boone Blvd 
Atlanta, GA 30314

2nd Wednesday (Nov 14th) at 7:00pm @ Kipp Strive Academy
1444 Lucile St. SW
Atlanta, GA  30310

Visit the City of Atlanta’s site for more information:
Atlanta NPU Meeting Schedule
Communities Who Know Inc. ™ is partnering with Auburn Avenue Research Library, Spelman College Archives, the Atlanta University Center, and Historic Washington Park to host a seminar about preserving history. Refreshments will be served so please be sure to RSVP at the link below.
Click Here to Register
Please be sure to RSVP to Joanna at 404-894-0511 or by email at: <joanna.jeskova@iac.gatech.edu>. All season 1 and part of the season 2 podcasts are available on the  Building Memories website
Truly Living Well: Gardening 101
Saturday, December 1st
From 10:00am – 1:00pm
@ Truly Living Well Collegetown Farm
324 Lawton Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

A Back to the Basics course offering hands on gardening instruction. This course teaches fundamental to advanced concepts for growing food, and includes a Farm-to-Table experience. Tickets are available here.
If you have announcements that you would like to share, please note two important points:
  • The old email account for Westside Communities Alliance has been closed.  Please direct messages and send flyers and announcements to:  info@communitieswhoknow.com 
  • Currently, the CWK Newsletter will be posted monthly – on the second week of the month.  This monthly publication schedule means that, in order for an announcement to be helpful to your organization or event, you should submit your flyers and other relevant information to the email address above by the 3rd of each month.

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