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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We hope to see you there!
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 email@example.com
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Adair Park Today needs (3-4) members for the Board of Directors each year to provide guidance and support to our neighborhood organization. The Directors shall govern the Community Development component of Adair Park Today. The duties of the Directors are to work in conjunction with the Officers of Adair Park Today to ensure an orderly process and promote the best interests of the organization. To nominate yourself or a neighbor, please contact APT Parliamentarian Justin Wood at email@example.com by May 30th. We will vote on candidates at the May APT meeting. These positions would end on December 31, 2015.
Find Adair Park Today’s Bylaws here.
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
-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 (firstname.lastname@example.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.
Please join our neighbors and community garden organizer Stacey Robertson as we get ready for a bountiful summer!
April 4th: Clean-up and adding tiered beds (which can be easily moved)
Time: 9am – 12pm
April 18th: Clean up and late spring/early summer planting, running irrigation, installing solar pump
We will supply gloves, tools, continental breakfast and lunch
If you can’t join us, please consider making a donation of one of the following:
Organic pest control for vegetables
Cedar planks – we’ll need approximately 108 linear feet of 8×1 cedar
All donations to the garden are tax deductible. Any monetary donations can be made to Spoonful of Honey Food and Job Initiative, Inc., a federally recognized 501(c)3. Questions? Contact Stacey Robertson at Adairparkcommunitygarden@gmail.com
Get the inside story on breaking into the film industry from a panel of film
professionals as they discuss:
The variety of jobs available
The necessary skill sets
Where to get trained
The working environment
The role of unions
The benefits of working in the film industry
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 4:00-6:00 PM
Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library
West End Branch
525 Peeples Street, SW
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RSVP: 404-330-6047 or email email@example.com
All games begin at 6pm and will be played at Adair Park I with the exception of the April 28th and May 5th games which will be played at Kennedy Middle School.
Contact Adam Stanley at 678-612-4060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be meeting at Matthew Garbett’s home, 1007 Allene, this Sunday, March 8th to plan two major events:
Adair Park Today is hoping to support a large community event to take place in September or October of 2015. We will need many volunteers to organize and implement this event. This meeting will center around choosing a theme and subsequent tasks to make our first neighborhood festival a reality!
Tour de SWAT
This year’s Tour de SWAT will take place on May 9th. This committee is looking for volunteers to secure sponsorships, run refreshment tables and conduct outreach to advertise the event. Tour participants will bike through seven southwest Atlanta neighborhoods, visiting restored houses, renovations, city parks and other cultural attractions. Last year’s tour was a huge success!
Please contact Matthew Garbett if you are interested in joining the planning committees for either event: email@example.com.