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A Visit to the Atlanta Children's Shelter

A Visit to the Atlanta Children's Shelter

Atlanta, GA--  Thanks to the Random Acts of Zhu Program, I had the unique pleasure of being able to donate 104 Zhu Zhu Pets toys to a local charitable organization.  I chose the Atlanta Children’s Shelter because I wanted to help families who would most likely not...Click MommyReporter.com to read the entire story

Broke-Ology Comes to True Color Theatre

Broke-Ology Comes to True Color Theatre

Beginning January 28th, Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company will present the comic drama Broke-ology by Nathan Louis Jackson directed by Artistic Director, Kenny Leon.

Broke-ology will star Broadway actors Afemo Omilami and Jasmine Guy and it will run at the Southwest Arts Center from January 28 through February 20, 2011.

In accordance with Broke-ology – the science of being broke - the King family has learned to balance sacrifice and let love keep them together. Dad remains in his home even as his health and his neighborhood are deteriorating. When the question is raised of how to take care of their ailing father, the two brothers find themselves strangely at odds. This comic drama encourages us to stay linked to our roots no matter where life takes us.

Preview performances are January 25 – 27, 2011.

APS Earns National Financial Reporting Award

APS Earns National Financial Reporting Award

ATLANTA, GA -- Atlanta Public Schools has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

The award reflects the commitment of APS and its staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting, according to GFOA.  To achieve the award, APS’ budget documents were rated “proficient” in all four categories, including development of an effective policy document, financial plan, operations guide and a communications device.  APS also had to achieve proficiency in 14 mandatory criteria within the four categories to receive the award.

Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America, according to GFOA.

APS earned GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award last year.

2nd Annual Tree Donation Drive at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market

2nd Annual Tree Donation Drive at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market

ATLANTA – For the second year in a row, Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall is partnering with the Sweet Auburn Curb Market to deliver decorated trees and baskets of fresh produce to families in Council District 2 who could use some extra joy during the holiday season.

And thanks to a partnership with Bicycle Tours of Atlanta www.biketoursatl.com, Hall is pleased to announce that trees donated to families with children between the ages of 10 and 18 will include bicycle ornaments that can be redeemed for free bikes and helmets after each child completes a three-hour bicycle education course.

Councilmember Kwanza Hall and Atlanta Police Department Zone 5 Commander Khirus Williams, two of Santa’s faithful helpers, will personally deliver the decorated Trees of Joy on December 22, with the help of Zipcar www.zipcar.com.

This year, the program will benefit the families

Sunday Brunch in O4W Benefits Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency

Sunday Brunch in O4W Benefits Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by AtlantaCSS.org)  

Brunch with Santa at Café 458 Benefiting ACSS

WHAT: On Sunday, December 19, Café 458 will host Brunch with Santa to benefit the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency. Patrons will have an opportunity to enjoy an all-u-can eat brunch with over 15 items for $12 or order a la carte from the menu. Santa will be on hand to greet the guests and take pictures if patrons are interested.  Photos are $7 or two for $15. All proceeds, including tips, go directly to ACSS and its programs to help break the cycle of homelessness.

WHO: Open to the public

WHEN: Sunday, December 19 Hours: 10a – 2p

WHERE: Café 458

458 Edgewood Ave

Atlanta, GA 30312

www.cafe458atl.com

Handmade Gift Bazaar at Studioplex

Handmade Gift Bazaar at Studioplex

The people at Studioplex in the Old Fourth Ward boast that it will be the warmest place in Atlanta, this weekend. On Friday, December 10th, from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m.

Fourth Ward Alliance Needs Neighbor Input on Safety Issues

Fourth Ward Alliance Needs Neighbor Input on Safety Issues

Atlanta, GA--  For more than a year, several Old Fourth Ward residents have been researching and evaluating the possibility of developing a privately funded (membership and sponsorship) security and quality of life patrol focused on parts of the Old Fourth Ward. We believe we have gathered enough information and we are in the final evaluation stages of the effort.

As part of our final evaluation, we would like as many residents and business owners of the Old Fourth Ward to complete a brief survey on this topic so that we can gather feedback and information to help us determine if there is truly interest in the O4W for a security patrol. This survey is a critical last step in our evaluation process of whether or not to move forward and we very much appreciate you taking a minute to complete the survey.