Impact Report

Westside Future Fund 2017 through Year to Date As we pursue a compassionate approach to community revitalization, we remain committed to driving transformation in the long term, with a focus on tangible results today. Scroll down for highlights of the progress we’ve helped drive since 2017.


Westside Land Use Framework Plan

Since March 2016, WFF, in partnership with City of Atlanta and six neighborhood associations, led process of developing Westside Land Use Framework Plan.

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stakeholder and community meetings held

December 2017: Atlanta City Council unanimously adopted Westside Land Use Framework Plan.

Learn More Currently working with neighborhood leadership and residents to finalize zoning changes, development controls and design guidelines that will need to be approved by Council to create fully codified Westside Land Use Plan for the WFF footprint.

Slide Acquisition and Redevelopment 100 multifamily units acquired or under contract 19 single-family homes/development parcels under contract (as of September 14, 2018)

Slide Anti-Displacement Tax Fund Launched in April 2017 to protect legacy homeowners from rising property taxes in partnership with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity to paint the homes of legacy residents Learn More 61 homeowners approved (as of September 14, 2018) 202 pre-registration forms received 600 over homes reached through door-to-door efforts to date Brush With Kindness Launched in mid-2017 29 homes painted (as of September 14, 2018)


Early Learning

Supported YMCA of Metro Atlanta to establish 80+ high-quality early learning slots at new $24 million Leadership and Learning Center off MLK Boulevard in Vine City.

Learn More Early Learning facility slated to open Fall 2018

will contain six model Head Start classrooms serving children ages 0-5 years old, and will feed into Hollis Innovation Academy.

Slide families assisted Hollis Innovation Academy Initiated and launched in June 2017 A 5-year, $16.4M partnership with Atlanta Public Schools focused on Hollis Innovation Academy Learn More Combatting student mobility through Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. From Nov. '17 - July '18: 41 7 resident evictions stopped 32 cases assigned for representation from top Atlanta attorneys Learn More

Slide Hollis Innovation Academy Academic Gains: English Language Arts: Percentage of Proficient Learners or Above: 17.3% Up from 6% among 2016 students (i.e., Bethune 3rd graders) Mathematics: Percentage of Proficient Learners or Above: 23.8% Up from 8.1% among 2016 students (i.e., Bethune 3rd graders) Science: 9.6% overall improvement in science achievement scores (across all grades, vs. year ago) Overall: Beginning Learners down 6% (across all subjects) in year one

Slide residents employed Workforce Development Westside Beautification Crew Learn More Via all Westside Works programs: 30 30 tons of garbage removed Learn More OVER 700 Westside residents trained OVER 600 Westside residents placed in living wage jobs OVER $16.2M in wages earned by Westside Works graduates Westside Works, in partnership with Westside Future Fund, launched (as of September 14, 2018)


Worked to support Atlanta Police Foundation with:

• Opening of At-Promise Youth Center in English Avenue; 347 youth served to date

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• Groundbreaking of 10 new homes for police officers (Sept. 2018)

• Westside Blue Security Patrol community engagement


• 40% reduction in crime since 2016 thanks to leadership of Atlanta Police Foundation, Atlanta Police Department and Office of U.S. Attorney Northern District of GA

• Crime dropped an additional 6% this year in Zone 1

Slide Crime statistics for beats 102 & 103 combined (comparing first six months of 2017 to 2018): 40% Robbery down Burglary down 46% Aggravated assault down 24%


In partnership with Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, WFF has supported the Westside Health Collaborative. Accomplishments include:



have received coaching and connections to healthcare through Community Health Worker program.

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have received support to connect to pediatric specialty services or health education through Nurse Navigator program.


families with children under 2

have received support through Parents as Teachers home visitation program.

Participated in collective effort to champion $32.7M investment to create Rodney Cook Sr. Park: 16 acres of green infrastructure and greenspace in Vine City

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Trust for Public Land led $12.7M capital campaign; $20M investment from City of Atlanta



Transform Westside Summits Approximately


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speakers and panelists Former Mayor Reed, Dan Cathy, Arthur Blank and Mayor Bottoms among featured speakers


More than Westside Community Pledges made Learn More (as of September, 2018)

Slide Launch of the Westside Volunteer Corps (August 2017) Learn More 1,486 volunteers activated 40 nonprofits served 36 volunteer projects Service projects have included: Over 4,800 volunteer hours Cleaning and maintaining urban farm in Ashview Heights Hospitality cleaning for seniors in Atlanta University Center Learn More "Campus Makeover" at Boys and Girls Club in English Avenue Neighborhood cleanup for Earth Day in Vine City

Slide We have the opportunity in Atlanta to be a living example of — Mamie “Mother” Moore, English Avenue resident and community leader the Beloved Community. People should not come here and walk in the footprints of Dr. King and not see it happen.