Community Community Organizations 

Hagar Celebration Resiliency

By Akailah Ali Vice President HAGAR CIVILIZATION TRAINING MISSIONARY, INC Atlanta, GA, June 14, 2017: Hagar Civilization Training Missionary, Inc., (Hagar CTM) a nonprofit community development corporation, is strategically situated in Vine City and English Avenue communities, in the heart of Atlanta’s historic civil rights movement and at the epicenter of African Americans former economic greatness. HAGAR CTM functions under the expert leadership, guidance, and management of Sister Precious Muhammad, as she is so fondly called by residents, business professionals, elected officials, and neighborhood stakeholders. Sister Precious is an African…

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Community Community Organizations English Avenue Gardening 

How to Build a Park

How to Build a Park By Jesse Phillips Author bio: Jesse is a resident of English Avenue, member of EANA and owner of NeuYear.net.Parks and greenspace are a wonderful addition to any neighborhood, as they give neighbors a public place to play, gather, relax and enjoy nature. The Westside could use more beautiful public spaces but, where do parks come from? How do they get built? I spoke with Stephen Causby of New Life Covenant Church who has been working on building the Mother Mattie Freeland Park in English Avenue…

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Ashview Heights Castleberry Hills Community English Avenue Vine City Washington Park 

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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Community Community Organizations English Avenue Vine City 

Developing the Beloved Community from Within Legacy Keepers

By Makeda Johnson, Managing Editor   Hagar Civilization Missionary Community Development Corporation   Historic Westside News wishes to honor the Legacy Keepers. Residents and stakeholders whom are actively focused on building The Beloved Community from within. It is our desire to highlight these community champions and their efforts and share stories of the many assets that are within our residents, stakeholders and community organizations whose dedication has empowered them to make a way out of no way, often with limited resources they serve and empower their neighbors. Among them is…

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Ashview Heights Castleberry Hills Community Community Organizations English Avenue Uncategorized Vine City Washington Park 

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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Atlanta is 100th City Worldwide to Actively Study Resilience

Resilience isn’t exactly a household term. The word itself is malleable, and tends to be used as a catch-all term—physical resilience, mental resilience, workplace resilience. The City of Atlanta, along with The Rockefeller Foundation, thinks it applies perfectly to cities. Atlanta was selected, along with 99 other cities, to participate in the 100 Resilient Cities initiative. Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, 100 Resilient Cities is a three-phase process to help identify areas of strife—chosen by citizens themselves—and develop a Resilience Strategy to proactively address those issues. So what is resilience,…

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Community English Avenue 

How to Build a Park

How to Build a Park Author: Jesse Phillips Author bio: Jesse is a resident of English Avenue, member of EANA and owner of NeuYear.net.   Parks and greenspaces are a wonderful addition to any neighborhood, as they give neighbors a public place to play, gather, relax and enjoy nature. The Westside could use more beautiful public spaces; but, where do parks come from? How do they get built? I spoke with Stephen Causby of New Life Covenant Church who has been working on building the Mother Mattie Freeland Park in…

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Community 

Westside Trail Construction

By John Becker, Communications Coordinator, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Later this year, something very special will happen on Atlanta’s Westside: the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail will open to the public. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. began construction of the Westside Trail in the Fall of 2014. This new trail is the next phase of shared-use trails, greenspaces, and preservation for the future streetcar transit corridor on the 22-mile loop of the Atlanta BeltLine. When complete, the new segment will be a 3-mile bicycle and pedestrian-safe transportation corridor – running from Washington Park and…

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Celebrating African American History; Vine City’s Historic West Hunter Street Baptist Church

In December 2014, the late Honorable Ralph D. Abernathy III spoke to congress on behalf of his foundations and the Vine City community and stakeholders desire for the preservation of the Historic West Hunter Street Baptist Church. On December 19, 2014, Congress passed Public Law 113-29, setting in motion a study. The Vine City NPU-L Historic Westside News featured an article on these efforts in a 2008 edition of the paper. Now nearly ten years later with the exemplary leadership of our brother Ralph D. Abernathy III foundation and his…

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Community 

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership: Working Together to Deliver the Atlanta BeltLine Vision

By John Becker, Communications Coordinator, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever undertaken in Atlanta. It is among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment projects currently underway in the United States. The project will ultimately connect 45 intown neighborhoods via a 22-mile loop of multi-use trails, light rail transit, and parks using railroad corridors that formerly encircled Atlanta. The newest section of the Atlanta BeltLine – the Westside Trail which will run between Washington Park and Lena Ave. to the north…

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