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Historic Westside News Launches Legacy Keeper Program

By Colette Haywood How much do you know about the rich history of Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods? The people who used to live here? Events that may have happened here? The businesses? The schools? Historic Westside News is pleased to announce that we are the recipients of Choice Neighborhood Atlanta’s Microgrant 4.0 for the launch of the Historic Westside Legacy Keeper Program. In the program, 10 high school students will pair with college students to work with institutions and organizations to document the rich heritage of the 5 neighborhoods served by Historic…

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Publisher’s Corner: Celebrating Black History: Atlanta Native Mayor

On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, Keisha Lance Bottoms was officially sworn in as the 60th Mayor of Atlanta. HWSN celebrates her excellence and Black Girl Magic as she takes office as the first native daughter of Atlanta and second Black female to lead Atlanta. Within the Historic Westside Communities, we listened attentively to her commitment to prioritizing housing affordability and equity to combat the economic disparities in Atlanta. For 52.9% of Atlanta’s African American population who earn an average income of 27,117.00* a year, her focus on equity and affordable…

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Together the Westside can Accomplish More

By Ivory Lee Young Jr., Atlanta City Council member District 3 Neighbor and community is often used interchangeably; however, a neighborhood is defined as a district, forming a community within a town or city; a community is defined by a group of individuals sharing common goals aimed at a unified achievement. Unresolved conflicts within a community by neighbors who can’t reconcile their differences with one another creates chaos. Unresolved chaos can adversely impact the pursuit of their common goals. Conflicts fester beneath the surface and reappear at the worst possible…

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Voices From the Community

Click the above link to view Community Resilience Video  highlighted  at the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute ( ACER ) Understanding Resilience in Undeserved Communities 2017 annual conference. The presentation received standing ovations for the presentation of a community driven transformational model. It was indeed an honor to have our project selected by the academic community.   Thank you Dr. Yomi , Mother Moore, Lynn Young, Monica Robinson and our dynamic Project ENACT Team , Rev. Johnson, Jessie Wiles and Frank Fernandez for your confidence and encouragement, and support of Project ENACT, AHA…

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Dr. Yomi Noibi Lynn Young Environmental Community Action   ECO-Action visionary leadership has empowered the community-driven development in the Historic Westside English Avenue and Vine City communities. Their community-driven development approach embraced the assets within community and increased the community capacity to define their issues and to design and implement corrective solutions. Abstract of the Healthy Homes and Resident Retention study has been selected for inclusion in the Atlanta Clinical Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) annual conference “Understanding Resilience in Underserved Communities: From Research to Reality” on April 27th and 28th.…

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Ashview Heights Spring Fling

Ashview Heights Spring Fling – April 29, 2017 from 12pm to 4pm The event you do not want to miss! Ashview Heights is having its first annual Spring Fling at Dean Rusk Park April 29, 2017. There will be activities and useful information for all ages. Please bring as many youth from the neighborhood with you as possible! The Atlanta Fire Department will have a cool fire engine truck on site for kids to not only see but tour. The Boys Scouts of America will be forming a pack in…

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Ashview Heights Community Call to Action

What would you like to see for Ashview Heights in 2017? Kids playing in the front yard, adults hanging out on the front porches and dogs running freely in their own park…… ALL of that is possible in Ashview Heights when there’s a sense of community.  It starts with a simple “Hello” as you pass by or an invitation to a neighbor to walk along with you or a stop to chat or becoming a member of the Ashview Heights Community Association and by attend our monthly meetings.  Membership is…

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