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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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Introducing Mason Wright A 10 Year Old Entrepreneur

Lillian Thomas: Mason’s Super Dogs introduce yourself and tell me your name and what business are you in? Mason : My name is Mason Wright, of Mason’s Super Dogs. I’m 11 years old, and I run my own business. I’m the founder, owner, [and] CEO of that business, as well. Lillian Thomas: : You’ve been doing it for a year, so you started when you were 10 years old? Lillian Thomas: So, where was the cart purchased from? Mason: Well, we purchased it from online Lillian Thomas: Right. Mason:  I saved up for months…

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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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Education Youth 

Feeling the Love at Hollis – An Interview with Dr. Diamond Jack

By Sigele Winbush Sigele Winbush is an Atlanta native and true believer in the power of connected communities. She serves the Westside through her work with the Westside Future Fund, supporting the organization’s PR and communications efforts. While the doors of Hollis Innovation Academy have only officially been open for less than eight months, the results would suggest otherwise as students at the Westside’s newest K-8 public school are thriving and seem right at home. The STEM-focused Academy is one of the first of its kind in the state –…

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Education Youth 

The Wren’s Nest Helps Groom Young Authors

Author Byline:  Kalin Thomas is Program Director of the Wren’s Nest and an active resident of Historic West End.  Kalin studied Broadcast Journalism at Howard University and she is a former on-air reporter and producer for CNN.             The Wren’s Nest, Atlanta’s oldest house museum, is helping to groom young authors in our community.  The museum’s Scribes writing program is sponsoring students at Brown Middle School and KIPP STRIVE Academy. The 12-week program pairs the middle school students with writing professionals and semi-professionals, who help them learn how to…

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