CA$H Mob at Kemper’s This Weekend!

CASH MOB This weekend!
Kemper’s Soul & Caribbean Food – yummy! Cash Mob social hour Friday from 7pm-9pm – come get your “I Love Intown SW ATL” sticker! Neighborhood with biggest turn out gets the trophy! We will also be giving out the remainder of our FREE Braves tickets for Sunday night’s game.

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Porches and Pies Seeks Community Sponsors!

Adair Park will be holding its inaugural Fall Festival, Porches and Pies on Saturday, October 24th from 12PM-6PM in Adair Park I. Learn more by visiting: www.porchesandpies.com

The Festival Planning Committee is currently seeking sponsorships at the following levels:

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You can mail in the sponsorship form with your check or fill it out online by clicking here.

Questions? Email Elise at communications@adairpark.com

Thank you to the amazing sponsors who have already signed up to support this community-building event!

Hospitality Sponsor
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Community Sponsors:
Councilmember Joyce Sheperd
Councilmember Andre Dickens
Councilmember Mary Norwood
Randy Gibbs at Engel & Völkers

CA$H Mob at Bakari’s Pizza July 9-12!

Patronize Bakari’s Pizza (576 Lee St, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310) between July 9th-12th (Thursday-Sunday).
Take/Post Picture at Restaurant or with Delivery. Use the following hashtags: #ISWATLCASHMOB, #INTOWNSOUTHWESTATL
Mention Cash Mob when ordering. Also, look for sign-in Poster w/Cash Mob Sticker. Sign-in w/name and neighborhood. Email all receipts and photos to: mrgibbs63@gmail.com

The official Cash Mob Meet-Up will be on Friday, July 10th, 6pm-8pm. Show up and get a FREE Cash Mob Sticker!

CA$H Mobs are returning to Intown Southwest Atlanta!

Neighborhood leaders of Adair Park, Capitol View, Capitol View Manor, Oakland City, Pittsburgh, Sylvan Hills, West End, and Westview are working together to support existing food businesses and attract new options to our community. We are asking local food businesses to commit to:

1) Creating a Respectful & Welcoming Environment for All Patrons;
2) Maintaining a Clean Establishment;
3) Providing a Safe Environment (including Shopping, Dining, Parking Areas, Sidewalks, Etc.);
4) Providing Healthy Food Options; and
5) Providing Fresh Food Options.

If the food establishment is agreeable to these basic standards, we will encourage our neighbors to intentionally support their business.

Once again, we are planning to support local food businesses by sponsoring “Cash Mobs” – targeted meet-ups in which we call on all neighbors to patronize a specific business on specific days and times. Cash Mobs not only demonstrate to business owners of the potential increased business they may receive from the local residents, but Cash Mobs will also potentially introduce new food and dining options to area residents who would otherwise look elsewhere for food options.

The Cash Mobs will officially begin with the 1st Annual Intown SW Atlanta Bowling Competition at the Metro Fun Center (1959 Metropolitan Pkwy) on Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 7pm! Games will begin promptly at 7:30pm. Awards and Prizes will be given to the neighborhood with the best Individual and Neighborhood Bowling Scores AND for the neighborhood with the highest representation!

A tentative schedule of follow-on Cash Mob meet-ups in each participating neighborhood will be released shortly. Please contact Randy G. Gibbs @ mrgibbs63@gmail.com (or your neighborhood representative) to make recommendations of local food businesses worthy of our support.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, June 26th, for the Cash Mob Kick Off, and for the follow-on Cash Mob events!

Thanks!

PNC Donates 6 Lending Libraries to Adair Park!

Thanks to a generous donation by PNC Bank to Friends of Adair Park we are receiving 6 little lending libraries for the neighborhood! During the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club Event in AP 2 on 6/13/15 children will have an opportunity to decorate and add a personal touch to the libraries. The libraries will then be installed throughout Adair Park! If you can donate paint, books, or installation expertise, please contact secretary@adairpark.com.

“More little lending libraries are popping up around metro Atlanta this month as Friends of Adair Park gets set to install six of the miniature book exchanges throughout its neighborhood parks and public space.
PNC Bank recently donated the libraries to Adair Park as part of an effort to leverage community engagement to encourage children to read. More than 400 PNC employee volunteers built the libraries, which can hold gently used books for residents to lend, borrow, share and return. “For many families and residents who don’t have a traditional library nearby, these mini-libraries are a free, accessible community resource.” said Eddie Meyers, PNC regional president, Georgia.”

June 13: Mayor’s Summer Reading Club in Adair Park II

Friends of Adair Park and Adair Park Today are partnering with the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club to host a book club in AP2 for neighborhood kids ages 0-8! Join us on June 13, 2015 from 12- 2pm to receive a free book, learn a phrase in Sign Language, and have fun reading with your neighbors! Light refreshments will be provided. More information will be posted in the Adair Park Neighbors group on Facebook and online at adairpark.com. Contact secretary@adairpark.com with any questions. We hope to see you there!

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Adair Park II Meeting Recap

On April 30, Park Pride, Atlanta Parks Department and Councilmember Sheperd’s office facilitated an idea-generation activity focused on what should replace the pavilion-covered area in Adair Park II.  Some of the ideas generated included expanding the playground equipment area, adding lighting, adding vehicular bollards/boulders, and creating a leafy flower garden to address the water run-off concerns.  Councilmember Sheperd’s office remains committed to removing the pavilion ASAP, and replacing it with a community-driven solution shortly thereafter.

Park Pride put together a book outlining some of the ideas residents discussed at the meeting. Residents who are interested in this process are encouraged to reach out to Friends of the Park by contacting president@adairpark.com

Adair Park II Design Workshop

Annie E. Casey Foundation Community Investment Fund Now Taking Applications!

Overview
The Annie E. Casey Foundation-Atlanta Civic Site (ACS) is pleased to release the grant application for the 2015 Community Investment Fund. The Community Investment Fund is a grant opportunity open to resident-led projects in Adair Park, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Summerhill and Capitol Gateway, known collectively as NPU-V.

The primary objectives of these grants are to:

  • Support volunteers and grassroots organizations who are taking ownership in improving their communities;
  • Foster relationships by encouraging diverse community partnerships to work toward common goals;
  • Build capacity within the community through training and leadership development; and
  • Support and track at least one measureable neighborhood improvement from each grantee, with the understanding that incremental improvements lead to broader community impact.

Awards range from $500-$5,000 annually.

The deadline for receiving applications is 5 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2015, no exceptions.

Download the Application

Download the Full Announcement

Adair Park II Meeting Thursday, April 30th!

APT & Friends of Adair Park would like to invite all neighbors to attend a meeting at 6pm on April 30, 2015, at the Kroc Center (967 Dewey Street). The meeting will be led by Park Pride and Councilmember Sheperd’s office. The focus will be a brainstorming session on moving the pavilion in AP2 and redesigning the park to increase safety in the community. Please plan on attending and bring your ideas! It is very important for everyone to come out! Questions? Contact Randy Gibbs at president@adairpark.com

Adair Park II Playground and Courts

Join the Community Investment Fund Board of the Annie E Casey Foundation!

PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING NOTICE FROM ANNIE E. CASEY FOUNDATION:
INVITATION
APPLICATION

Dear NPU-V neighbor,

It is our desire to invite you, your neighbors, and others you may know across the NPU-V neighborhoods to apply to become a Board Member for the Community Investment Fund of The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site. The Atlanta Civic Site (ACS) is pleased to kick-off the 2015 Community Investment Fund (CIF) program, The Atlanta Civic Site partners with community members to fund resident-led projects in NPU-V neighborhoods that focus on ACS’s priority areas: Education Achievement, Neighborhood Transformation, and Family Economic Success. The Role of Community Investment Board Members

The Community Investment Board will review, select and manage funding for community projects, with support from ACS staff. Please note that Board members are not eligible to apply for Community Investment Fund grants; individuals interested in applying for funding should not apply for board positions. We will distribute more information about the grant application process once the Board has been assembled.

Below are some additional guidelines to consider before applying to the Board:
-The board will be comprised of a maximum of 13 people including one ACS staff member and up to 12 neighborhood representatives. We are seeking representation from all NPU-V neighborhoods;
-We ask that you disclose affiliations with groups that are currently active in NPU-V. For grant selection, Board members must recuse themselves from the decision making process if an organization that they are affiliated with applies to the fund;
-We are committed to assembling a Board that represents the diversity of the community.
-Emerging leaders or those who are new to community work are encouraged to apply;
-Board members will receive all training necessary to carry out their responsibilities, no prior experience is necessary;
-Board membership will require a time commitment of 5-10 hours per month on average. This includes a required orientation, monthly meetings/workshops, and additional time for working
with grantees;
-We are requesting a commitment of approximately 8 months with the term ending December 31, 2015.

The ideal applicant is detail and deadline-oriented, has a strong commitment to NPU-V, and an interest in developing his/her leadership capacity. Semi-finalists will be interviewed the week of March 30th by a selection committee and finalized in April.

Board Member for the Community Investment Fund (CIF)
Board applications are due by close of business Tuesday, April 7. If you are interested in nominating an individual for Board membership, please provide his or her name and contact information to Tramunda Hodges (thodges@aecf.org), or pass along the application and encourage them to apply.

We want to recognize and express appreciation to the 2014 Board members for their commitment and service: Adam Stanley, Kysha Hehn, Quiana Ennis, Frederick Zak, Stanley Trammell, John Armour, Bobby Williams, Geoffrey Heard and Akia Lewis. Thank You!

We look forward to partnering with you and greatly appreciate your interest in developing a strong resident team to lead the Community Investment Fund.

Respectfully,

Natallie Keiser
Tramunda Hodges
Stephanie Flowers