Transform Westside Summit – Friday, August 17, 2018
Opening Devotion: Tes Sobomehin Marshall +Da’Rel Patterson, Founding Partners, The Unity Collective and The Race 5k and Half Marathon
Featured Presentation: The Home Depot Backyard, presented by AMB Sports and Entertainment
About The Home Depot Backyard: From game day extravaganzas for Falcons and United fans to everyday enjoyment for Atlanta’s Westside community, The Home Depot is throwing an unrivaled backyard bash at the new Mercedes-Benz stadium in the company’s hometown.
The 13-acre area around the new stadium will be called The Home Depot Backyard and will feature unique arts, entertainment and cultural experiences that will bring together local residents, as well as events honoring veterans and active members of the military.
The Backyard plans are part of The Home Depot’s long-term commitment to Atlanta’s Westside community and the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Home Depot Foundation currently partners with a number of local nonprofits including the Atlanta Beltline, Habitat for Humanity and HouseProud that are working to revitalize outdoor spaces and perform critical home repairs with residents living in neighborhoods nearby.
For more information on The Home Depot Backyard, visit: http://mercedesbenzstadium.com/the-home-depot-backyard
About the Transform Westside Summit: Westside Future Fund’s Transform Westside Summit is held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month and is free and open to the public. Our audience includes a diverse group stakeholders. Longtime neighborhood residents, community and faith leaders, heads of non-profits and corporate executives come together to share success stories and discuss challenges that currently affect our Westside neighborhoods.
Meetings begin promptly at 7:15 a.m. with morning devotion,* presented by a member of the historic Westside community, and complimentary breakfast, provided by Summit sponsor Chick-fil-A.
Many in our community are driven by their spiritual faith to participate in the Westside revitalization effort. The time at the beginning of our meetings is an opportunity to share various inspirational reflections. While the speakers may articulate their personal faith, it is meant to be inclusive, inspiring and meaningful. All are welcome.