Building Generational Wealth Workshops

Dear Friends,

I have attached flyers for an upcoming Wills clinic and the Building Generational Wealth WorkshopsProvidence Missionary Baptist Church and Greater Turner Chapel AME will be hosting these workshops and clinics in the Cascade community.  Atlanta Legal Aid Senior Citizens Law Project Staff Attorney Sarah Stein and the Georgia Heirs Property Law Center Legal Programs Director Attorney Joann Johnston are the lead attorneys partnering for this endeavor for both organizations to help create and build generational wealth and secure property rights.

The first Building Generational Wealth Workshop will be Tuesday May 21st at Providence Missionary Baptist from 6pm-8pm. The 2nd Building Generational Wealth Workshop will be on Thursday May 23rd at Greater Turner Chapel AME from 6pm-8pm. Residents would need to attend at least one of these workshops in order to apply for the Wills Clinic that will be at Providence on Saturday June 22nd. The Wills clinic flyer lists the qualifications and also has a contact number for more info.


NEW FREE Film & Television Production Assistant Pilot Training Program

Good Morning Everyone,

The FREE Film/TV Production Assistant Pilot Training Program was finally approved by all parties late Friday afternoon and it has a VERY SHORT TURNAROUND for applications. Applications must be submitted via the link below no later than THIS WEDNESDAY at 9 am.  It is an extremely tight turnaround so will you be able to distribute the message and link below immediately this AM to as many District 12/Fort McPherson CES constituents as possible.  Councilmember Sheperd is asking that you send this out as soon as possible to your Neighborhood Association Chairs and constituents in your NPU’s.

We are sharing great news about a new FREE Film/TV Pilot Production Assistant Pilot Training Opportunity for City of Atlanta and Fulton County residents. Amazing Stories Foundation, founded by director/producer Rob Hardy, is partnering with the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, the City of East Point and with work experience support from WorkSource Atlanta and Fulton County, to offer a pilot Production Assistant Training for 15 Trainees. All of the approvals and details have just been confirmed and to meet TV and Film Production schedules, there is a short turnaround time for applications.

All applications must be received by Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9 a.m. Applications received after this date/time will not be accepted.

This training program is a great opportunity so please share with your networks IMMEDIATELY and encourage people to apply.

If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Roulhac, ULGA Film/TV ULGA Career and Employment Coach by email at by email at or by phone at or by phone at 404-546-3651.

Commissioner Emma I. Darnell Funeral Information

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Fulton County District 6 Commissioner Emma I. Darnell, who passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Commissioner Darnell was in her eighth term after 27 years of service on the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

The funeral for Commissioner Darnell will be held on:

Monday, May 13, 2019, 11 a.m.
Jackson Memorial Baptist Church
534 Fairburn Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30331

Arrangements are being handled by Willie Watkins Funeral Home, 1003 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, 404-758-1731.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Friends of Darnell, Inc., 677 Fairburn Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30331.

NOTE: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will hold an Omega Omega ceremony (open to the public) at 9 am on Monday, May 13 at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church.

Eviction Defense Campaign Launch

As you may have heard, Housing Justice League has been hard at work developing an Eviction Defense Manual to aid tenants facing evictions. We will be holding an Eviction Defense Campaign launch event next week! The event is titled “New Eviction Defense Tools for Fulton County” and will happen on Tuesday May 7th at 5:30pm at The Phillip Rush Center Annex.

We are excited to announce that Tenant Organizer and HJL member Latresa Chaney will be on a panel for the event, which will be moderated by HJL’s Executive Director Alison Johnson.

We have been collaborating with various allies in the Redefining Affordable Housing Collective to create this event. We can’t wait to share this evening with HJL supporters and community members, so we hope you can make it! Help us spread the word by inviting your networks to the event through social media.
More details: This event will offer perspectives on Fulton County’s current eviction crisis, will contextualize the problem of eviction within histories of racism and dispossession, and will provide information about a new Eviction Defense Manual for Fulton County produced by the Housing Justice League. Feel free to forward this email widely. RSVP here.

When: May 7th, 5:30-8:30 pm |  Facebook Event Page.

Where: Phillip Rush Center Annex | 1530 DeKalb Ave. NE Atlanta, GA (MARTA and wheelchair accessible)

What: Presentation and panel discussion offering a variety of perspectives on the eviction process, describing the eviction crisis in Fulton County, and introducing the Eviction Defense Manual from 5:45-7:45pm. Mixing and mingling at the end.
Who should come?:

  • Anyone who wants to learn more about issues related to eviction and housing affordability in Fulton County and the Atlanta metropolitan area, especially people whose communities are facing the eviction crisis.
  • Community members interested in social justice and/or housing justice
  • Representatives and members of organizations that face eviction or are affected by housing unaffordability and/or gentrification
  • Case managers, social workers, and others who want to know more about the eviction process for their clients, or to learn about the Eviction Defense Manual
  • Clergy and faith leaders whose members experience eviction or who are interested in social justice and housing justice

Bank On Atlanta Information

Greetings all,

I am sharing the video link about the recent Bank On Atlanta community kickoff that took place 4/13. This is another one of my projects, which is a financial equity and inclusion program focused on banking access.

Please share widely?! We want to make our residents aware of this great program! (there is also a download option) Also attaching the 2-sided Bank On Atlanta overview flyer for widely sharing.

Bank On Atlanta is part of a national program to help unbanked and underbanked (may have a checking or savings account but still use costly alternatives like pay day lending and check cashing services) secure and maintain safe, affordable bank accounts. These accounts have a $25 or less opening deposit, NO overdraft/NSF fees, NO minimum monthly balance requirement, and FREE bill pay. To learn more about how this program can help you grow from being financially insecure to being financially stable and set you on the path to home ownership, savings, and fulfilling entrepreneurial dreams, visit

Thanks again to all of our vendors and volunteers who helped make our kickoff event a success!! Let’s continue the team work and share, share, share.

Overview: Bank On Overview Hand Out

Filming on Glenn Street 5/2-5/3

Title of production: STARGIRL
Production company name: AMBIENT SOUND PRODUCTIONS LLC
Production type: TV / Series
Location Name: C&L Used Auto Company, 570 Glenn St SW, Atlanta, GA 30312
Prep Start: 05/02/2019 02:00 AM
Shoot start: 05/03/2019 02:00 AM
Shoot end: 05/03/2019 02:00 PM
Strike end: 05/03/2019 06:00 PM
Location details: None
Shoot type: Standard Filming on Location – 120
Shoot Description: Filming interior dialogue scenes at this location.
Contact name on set: CASSANDRA MCCARTHY
Contact number on set: 2036237858

Supporting documents:

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: