August Community News

Check out the news and announcements from our Westside partners and friends


EVENT: Westside Volunteer Corps “Day of Service” – Saturday, August 26 (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)*

EVENT: Hollis Innovation Academy’s “Vision to Learn” Launch Celebration – Wednesday, August 30*

  • When: Wednesday, August 30 (9 a.m.)
  • Where: Hollis Innovation Academy Auditorium – 225 James P. Brawley Drive NW, Atlanta, 30314
  • Details: Hollis Innovation Academy principal, Dr. Diamond Jack, will officially launch the school’s partnership with nonprofit Vision To Learn, which provides free eye exams and glasses to students in low-income communities. At the event, Vision to Learn will present Hollis students with new glasses, making Hollis the first Atlanta Public School to benefit from this organization.

EVENT: 3rd Annual Taste of Soul Food & Music Festival – September 2nd

  • Use promo code “WestsideRise” for free registration to kick-off walk/run & for $5 off tickets to Sunday’s art and music exhibit

EVENT: At-Promise Youth Center Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Tuesday, Aug. 1 (4 p.m.)*

EVENT: S.K.I.P. (Save Kids of Incarcerated Parents) Georgia Inc. 1st annual Generation to Generation Family Summit – August 12*

  • Where: Alonzo Crim High School

EVENT: Ashview Heights Community Barbecue – August 12*

  • When: Saturday, August 12, 2017 (4 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
  • Where: 1017 Fair Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

EVENT: 3rd Annual Safe at Home Game at Georgia Tech’s Russ Chandler Baseball Stadium – Saturday, August 19*

EVENT: Return To Community Farmer’s Market & Fair – Saturday, August 19 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)*

EVENT: Premiere – “Released: When Does The Sentence End?” – Wednesday, August 23 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)*

EVENT: Fresh I: A Health and Nutrition Local Food Forum – August 23*

 *Event date has passed.

NEWS: Westside’s At-Promise Youth Center seeks to be a game-changer (Saporta Report)

NEWS: Moved to make way for Falcons stadium, churches still work to fulfill mission (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

NEWS: Atlanta’s Beltline CEO: Affordable housing is top priority (CBS46)

NEWS: Atlanta Beltline’s Westside Trail has officially poured ‘final concrete’ (Curbed Atlanta)

NEWS: Tours provide early views of Atlanta Beltline’s Westside Trail (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

NEWS: Westside’s At-Promise Youth Center seeks to be a game-changer (Atlanta Business Chronicle)

NEWS: Scott Cunningham Photography Exhibit Opens To Public (Atlanta Hawks)

NEWS: On Atlanta’s Westside, sports grant can help youth win at life (Tuscaloosa News)

NEWS: Atlanta native, Spelman College alumna to open Chick-fil-A’s first downtown Los Angeles location (Atlanta Business Chronicle)

NEWS: Closer Look: Transforming Atlanta’s Westside Neighborhood (WABE 90.1)

NEWS: Bike, pedestrian trail coming to Proctor Creek Greenway (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

NEWS: Will Mercedes-Benz Stadium help neighborhoods when past arena haven’t? (Atlanta Journal Constitution)