Atlanta Citizen Review Board Meeting in Mechanicsville

The Atlanta Citizen Review Board (ACRB) was established as an independent agency to ensure that city departments directly responsible for public safety, particularly the Police Department and the Department of Corrections have the proper support of the government and its various agencies. It is designed to provide citizen oversight of misconduct accusations against sworn members of the police and corrections departments in the City of Atlanta.

ACRB meets every month, but will meet in various communities from time to time–they have decided to hold their next meting in Mechanicsville. Their next meeting will be held in Mechanicsville at Dunbar Recreation Center (477 Windsor Street SW Atlanta, GA 30312) on Thursday, May 9th, at 6:30pm.

You can learn more about ACRB here:

Join us for the Spring Scrap Tire Drive in April!


The City of Atlanta Spring Scrap Tire Drive (Amnesty Event) will take place next month. The events will take place on the first three Saturdays in April. We encourage council members to participate in one (or all three) events.

  • This is also a great time to coordinate other community cleanup events and projects in your community.
  • Please see the attached flyer with locations and details.  Feel to circulate amongst your constituents via email, newsletters, and social media.

Thanks for your continued support!

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Samantha – Nicole Terry, eMPA
Community Affairs Coordinator
City of Atlanta: Department of Public Works
55 Trinity Avenue, SW; Suite 4700| Atlanta, Georgia 30303
O: 404.865.8636 | C: 470-717-6318 | e-Fax: 404-546-9498

Stadium Neighborhoods Community Trust Fund Seeking Program Manager

The Stadium Neighborhoods Community Trust Fund (SNCTF) is seeking a dynamic, experienced and community-oriented program manager to support its work in a contracted capacity. The 11-member volunteer SNCTF committee was created by the City of Atlanta in December 2017. The purpose of the committee is to provide guidance and oversight of the $5 million fund created by city legislation, 17-O-1080, which was passed after the sale of Turner Field and surrounding properties. The fund is to support projects and activities that benefit the Atlanta neighborhoods of Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Summerhill and the portion of Grant Park comprised of the named streets in the Turner Field Neighborhoods Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study. For more information on the SNCTF and its current work, click here.

Job Posting: Announcement and Description-SNCTF Contract Prog Mgrv3(1)

2019 Environmental Justice Academy

PARTICIPATE: Apply now for the Spring 2019 Environmental Justice Academy! 

The Academy is an intensive, leadership development program designed to give participants the skills to successfully identify environmental challenges and achieve sustainable, community environmental improvement goals. Everyone is welcome to apply – community advocates, college students/faculty/staff, government officials and any other group or person motivated to acquire interpersonal skills and community organizational tools to identify environmental challenges and achieve sustainable, environmental improvement goals.

This fourth class of the EJ Academy is a three-day, on-site training (March 28 – 30, 2019) followed by homework assignments and online sessions to be completed within one month. After completing the Academy, participants will attend a capstone event on May 10, 2019, where they will present a project which draws upon tools/skills learned through the Academy. March sessions will be held at AMSC’s Easley Pavilion, 1630 Metropolitan Parkway, S.W. Atlanta, GA 30310.

The Environmental Justice Academy’s co-sponsors are Atlanta Metropolitan State College, the Center for Sustainable Communities, RCE Greater Atlanta and the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 4.

Here is the link to apply:

Registration fee is $250. SLS will cover registration fees for any GT student, faculty, or staff member who wishes to participate – in exchange for a blog post about the experience for our Reflections blog. Interested? Contact SLS at

For more information, see the program announcement and flyer (attached). If you have questions, email:

Please take advantage of this great opportunity and help us by spreading the word through your networks and social media contacts.

CONTRIBUTE: Contribute your time & expertise to make the EJA a success!

The EJA is seeking faculty, staff, and graduate students to help out in the following areas:

  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Curriculum Review
  • Programmatic Assessment
  • Module Presenters
  • Homework Review
  • Contributions for performance-based rewards
  • Capstone Presentation Reviewers

This is a great opportunity to give back to the community, support the RCE Greater Atlanta regional sustainability network, meet other people interested in EJ, and learn more about EJ yourself. For more details, see the attached resource needs chart. To learn more or offer to volunteer, contact Anne Heard, Executive in Residence, Atlanta Metropolitan State College, at

Apply Now! 2019 Community Investment Fund Grant and Upcoming Dates

Good afternoon NPU-V Partners,

This is a reminder that the 2019 CIF grant application is officially live! Please continue to help me market this opportunity by sharing the attached application within your NPU-V networks. The deadline for all applications is March 25, 2019 at 5pm.  The board will be hosting a grant writing training session tomorrow Saturday, March 16th from 11-1pm. This session will cover the basics of submitting an RFP and will be helpful to first time CIF applicants. Next Tuesday, March 19, the board will host a technical assistance training session from 6-7:30 at Barack and Michelle Obama Academy. As you know, this is an opportunity for applicants to sit down with CIF board members to review your application and answer any questions ahead of the March 25th deadline. Please note, first time applicants are required to attend at least one of these sessions. If you have any questions regarding the upcoming trainings, please let me know. I’m happy to assist you.

Application: 2019 Community Investment Fund Grant Application AND Announcement