August Community News

Check out news from our Westside partners and friends!


NEWS: “Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee Announces $2M Renovation to J.F. Kennedy Park in Atlanta’s Historic Westside Neighborhood as part of its Legacy 53 Initiative 

NEWS: “Groundbreaking, Dedication Ceremony Held for New Park in English Avenue”

NEWS: “English Avenue community creates one-year revitalization plan” (WSB-TV)

NEWS: “More help for the Westside, new entrepreneurship leader at Georgia State”   (The Atlanta Business Chronicle)

NEWS:Atlanta’s latest civil, human rights memorial: Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park” (The Saporta Report)

NEWS: “King monuments coming to MLK Jr. Drive” (The Atlanta Business Chronicle)

NEWS: “Crime rate drops in Atlanta’s English Avenue community” (CBS46)

NEWS: Atlanta City Council Approves Westside Project with lower density and more affordable housing” (The Saporta Report) 

NEWS: “Two-mile Westside segment added to Atlanta Beltline” (The Atlanta Business Chronicle)

NEWS: More than Fun and Games” (Georgia Trend)

“It’s no surprise that Mercedes-Benz Stadium is bringing more visitors and dollars to Atlanta, but the real legacy may be the Westside revitalization efforts underway.”

NEWS: “Why T.I. Decided to Save His Old Atlanta Neighborhood (and How He’s Doing It)” (Inc.)

NEWS: “Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park to honor shooting victim of Atlanta police” (The Saporta Report)

NEWS:Lost In The Shuffle: Student Turnover In The Era Of Grading Schools (Part III)” (WABE)

NEWS:Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation serves Atlanta’s Westside” (WSB-TV)

NEWS: “Meet Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2018 Power 100” (The Atlanta Business Chronicle)

NEWS:It’s Here: Announcing The Marketplace @ ITC” (ITC)

The Office of Institutional Advancement at the Interdenominational Theological Center will host a community market on August 21 complete with indie shopkeepers, artisans, your favorite local retailers, service providers and, of course, local eats. If you are interested in becoming a vendor at The Marketplace @ ITC, click here or contact Katrina Garnes at for more information.


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