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 serve-learn-sustain@gatech.edu.

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

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 aheard@atlm.edu.

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

Apply Now for Resident Leaders for Equity 2019!

The Partnership for Southern Equity and the Annie E. Casey Foundation are inviting residents across the NPU-V neighborhoods (Peoplestown, Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Adair Park, Pittsburgh and Capitol Gateway) to apply to be a part of the Resident Leaders for Equity Program. This long-term leadership development program for ten to fifteen NPU-V residents was created to strengthen community knowledge of racial equity skills and strategies, and create positive neighborhood change with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Partnership for Southern Equity.

This long-term leadership development program is designed to empower community leaders within the neighborhoods of NPU-V. Selected residents will participate in an 8 month programs where they will learn about racial equity, NPU-V history, displacement and community policies while also taking part in community projects. The deadline to apply is April 7th.

Upon completion of the program, leaders will be prepared to have effective conversations about race, analyze policies that impact their communities (specifically gentrification, neighborhood change and displacement) and facilitate and mediate difficult and complex conversations with their neighbors. Additionally, by the end of the course the Resident Leaders for Equity will have developed a group identity and group project that will address critical community.

You can find the application here: RLE Application

Filming on Whitehall Street 3/1-3/8

Title of production: Amazing Stories
Production company name: Puget Sound/Universal Television LLC
Production type: TV / Series
Production Short synopsis: Amazing Stories is a reboot of the 1980’s Emmy award winning television series.
Location Name: 470 Whitehall Street
Prep Start: 03/01/2019 07:00 AM
Shoot start: 03/06/2019 07:00 AM
Shoot end: 03/06/2019 10:00 PM
Strike end: 03/08/2019 07:00 PM

Dear Businesses & Neighbors:

We will be filming scenes for a TV series tentatively entitled Puget Sound on Wednesday, March 6th with prep occurring Friday, March 1st and Monday, March 4th through Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 and wrap occurring on Thursday, March 7th and Friday, March 8th, 2019. No work will happen over the weekend. The scenes require full road closures for the safety of crew, cast, and the general public. Details as follows:

Full Road Closure Requested 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Friday, March 1st through Friday, March 8th, 2019.

• Whitehall Terrace SW between Whitehall St SW and dead end for prep, wrap, and shoot

Full Road Closure Requested 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 6th, 2019.

• Whitehall St SW between Mcdaniel St SW and Memorial Dr SW

Please note that business will still be opened during filming. There may be slight delays while cameras are rolling or for general safety reasons.

Production is securing film permits and road closures through the City of Atlanta. The requested road closures and will be monitored and enforced by off-duty Officers. Emergency vehicles will not be impeded.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call or email.


Ben Wilfert
Assistant Location Manager

Jonathan Daniel
Key Assistant Location Manager

Supporting Documents:
Notification Letter
Street Closure Form
Traffic Control Plan

Atlanta Streets Alive will return to Southwest Atlanta on September 29, 2019!

Atlanta Streets Alive will return to Southwest Atlanta on September 29, 2019!

In addition to asking the City to fund and build safe streets, our 2019 Atlanta Streets Alive program is mobilizing community support for safe streets by raising awareness of Atlanta’s High-Injury Network — on which six out of the 10 streets with the highest rate of serious injury and fatal crashes are located west of Northside Drive and south of Martin Luther King Jr Drive.

All streets in our city should be safe for all people. Safe streets improve connectivity to transit, healthcare and other services, social and recreational destinations, jobs, and schools. Safe, complete, and inclusive streets call for community involvement — that’s why we are asking the community members of Southwest Atlanta to help us select an Atlanta Streets Alive route that will inspire residents to seek the transformation of Atlanta’s High-Injury Network streets into livable, accessible, and equitable public spaces that strengthen and connect our communities with opportunities to thrive.

Please take this quick, five-question survey, and share it with others who live or operate a business in Southwest Atlanta. The survey is open until Wednesday, March 13th.

Monthly NPU-V Meeting Held in Mechanicsville 3/11

Join us for our monthly meeting for residents of Neighborhood Planning Unit V! The City of Atlanta is divided into 25 Neighborhood Planning Units or NPUs, which are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues. NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.

The host community is Mechanicsville and the meeting will be held at Dunbar Recreation Center (477 Windsor Street SW Atlanta, GA 30312).

The meeting agenda will be added once it’s published.

See you there!