February Community News & Events

Check out news and events in February from our Westside partners and friends!

 

NEWS: Historic Westside News – February/March issue 

NEWSNonprofit Offers To Pay Westside Homeowners’ Property Tax Hikes. Why Won’t More Sign Up? (WABE)

NEWS: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Vine City Family Home Added To National Park (WABE) 

NEWS: Local Green Atlanta, First a Food Truck, Now Opens Brick and Mortar Location in Vine City (Atlanta Daily World)

NEWSNew Markets Tax Credits and TAD Financing Approved for Quest Nonprofit Center for Change (Invest Atlanta)

NEWS: Atlanta Habitat President/CEO Lisa Y. Gordon honored by Atlanta Business Chronicle

NEWS: ATL City Council Proposes Independent Office of Compliance; Economic Impact for Super Bowl 53; On the Rise Financial Center (WABE)

NEWS: Westside Future Fund and Habitat help single mother (Fox5)

 

NEWS: Highlights from Hollis Innovation Academy

NEWS: AT&T Donates to Westside Storytelling Competition (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

NEWS: On Campus: Super studies, new leaders and changes at the AUC (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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Super Bowl LIII Coverage

Super Bowl LIII shed light on Westside triumphs, challenges and opportunities. In the weeks leading up to the “big game,” journalists near and far unearthed pieces of the community’s culture, its history, its plight, its people and its opportunities. Below is a round-up of some of the stories specifically highlighting Atlanta’s Historic Westside.

NEWS: What Super Bowl LIII means to Atlanta: Column by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (ABC News)

NEWSFive years after Mercedes-Benz Stadium broke ground, is Atlanta’s Westside revival working? (Curbed Atlanta)

NEWS: These giant murals will share Atlanta’s civil rights history with Super Bowl visitors (CNN)

NEWS: At Mercedes-Benz Stadium, West Nest provides a training ground for Westside Works students and grads (Atlanta Magazine)

NEWS: Closer Look: The Westside and its Future with Arthur Blank and the YMCA Youth & Leadership Center (WABE)

NEWS: The Home Team documentary examines west side promises ahead of Super Bowl (Saporta Report)

NEWS: Old neighborhoods around Mercedes-Benz Stadium remain work in progress (AJC)

NEWSStadium food stall offers recent culinary grads the chance to put ‘Super Bowl’ on their resumes (ABC News)

NEWS: Mattie Freeland’s Green Vision for a Black Atlanta Neighborhood (City Lab)

NEWS: Atlanta teacher wins Super Bowl ticket for social justice work (AJC)

NEWS: The Billionaire’s Stadium Next Door (New York Times)

NEWS: Atlanta’s westside neighborhoods in the shadows of Super Bowl 53 (NBC News)

NEWS: 11Alive’s Official Partnership with the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee for the Legacy 53 Foundation and Westside Future Fund (NBC News)

NEWS: NFL and partners renovate Westside Park as part of Super Bowl project (AJC)

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EVENTS & RESOURCES 

  • English Avenue Neighborhood Association (EANA) – Regular Membership Meeting
    • Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:00 AM- 12 NOON
    • TREEHOUSE STUDIOS – 642 NORTH AVE SUITE B – ATLANTA, GA 30318
    • Attendance Note: The EANA board is actively updating the organization’s records and asks that all attendees bring proof of EANA member eligibility in the form of the following:
      • Stakeholder or Resident: Current (2017/2018) ID, Tax Bill, Lease or Utility Bill
      • Institution or Agency: Current (2017/2018) ID, Tax Bill, Lease or Utility Bill
    • Membership dues: $5 a month
  • Community Involvement Meeting hosted by Urban Perform