September Community News

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


OPPORTUNITY: Are you a Westside caterer or restaurateur?
If so, Atlanta Public Schools is looking for you!
APS wants to showcase the cuisine of the Westside at its post-event “tailgate” for its State of the District event on Oct. 20 at Hollis Innovation Academy.

Contact the Westside Future Fund at or by phone at (404) 793-2670 for additional details on this opportunity.

EVENT: Atlanta Beltline Westside Trail Ribbon Cutting and Community Celebration – Friday, Sept. 29, 4 p.m.

  • When: Friday, Sept. 29, 4-7 p.m.
  • Where: Gordon White Park – 1350 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
  • Details: Ribbon cutting to be followed by a community celebration from 5-7 p.m.

EVENT: National Black & Latino Council Presents – Atlanta United FC vs Toronto FC – October 22

NEWS: Westside Volunteer Corps revitalizes historic neighborhoods (WSB-TV)

NEWS/RESOURCE: “Fast 5” Financial Tips from the On the Rise Financial Center

NEWS: ‘Never has become now.’ Georgia unveils MLK statue at Capitol (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

NEWS: Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy: Beltline, stadiums will aid ‘latent problems’ on Atlanta’s Westside (Atlanta Business Chronicle)

NEWS: An NFL Team’s Revolutionary Approach To Helping A Neighborhood (Good Sports)

NEWS: Atlanta’s Adair Park: Bearings Bike Shop celebrates community and greatness (Rolling Out)

NEWS: Westside’s highly anticipated Beltline park at Bellwood Quarry to debut in 2019 (Curbed Atlanta)

NEWS: Historic Westside neighborhoods receive $32 million in investments (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

NEWS: First phase of Westside Reservoir Park to open in 2019 (Atlanta Intown)

NEWS: If Amazon Chooses Atlanta, These Sites Are Where It Could Go (Bisnow Atlanta)

NEWS: Old Adair Park school to be reborn as affordable housing units (Curbed Atlanta)

NEWS: Opening the Door to the Rest of the City (Atlanta Beltline)

PARTNER NEWS: Hollis Innovation Academy

  • August Hollis Heroes Announced
  • Hollis Welcomes “Vision to Learn”


Past Events: 

EVENT: Fresh II: A Health & Nutrition Local Food Forum – September 13

EVENT: Old Saint Mark’s Monthly Market Place – September 16

EVENT: Beyond the Barriers – Westside Films Showcase

  • When: September 17, 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303