NPU-T: Atlanta Ambassador Essay Package

Good Morning,

We, the Office of Recreation in partnership with Atlanta Public Schools, Strategic Service Learning Collaborative, The National Youth Leadership Council and Diversified Hospitality Institute are re-designing our Teen Program to Pilot Fall 2012 at four recreation centers (one in each quadrant of the city).

In preparation for our new Teen model we are training 8 Teen Ambassadors to represent each quadrant of the City (4 females and 4 males) by sending them to Minneapolis to the National Service Learning Conference as an initial introduction to the foundation of the program. We are using an Essay contest to select those Ambassadors along with evidence of their involvement in Leadership activities in school or community.

Call or email for an application, criteria and a Teen registration form. Please share with those who know of Teens who may be interested in representing Atlanta as our Teen Ambassadors.

Thank you,

Corliss R. Davenport

Corliss R. Davenport, Ed.S., CPRP

Office of Recreation

Program Manager

Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

Peachtree Street Towers

Suite 1700, Harris Tower

233 Peachtree Street N.E.

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Office  (404) 546-6866

E-Fax  (404) 546-9569


Velma Fann:”I Found It in the Archives!” Finalists

I found this to move me to post here…although I do not know this lady, she lives in my community and has had similar thoughts I’ve had about the West End, Race and why we are here…

I’m proud of  her entry being selected as a finalist! Congratulations, Velma Fann-where every you are 🙂

Take a look at her Essay. She is one of two finalists in MARBL’s 2011 “I Found It In the Archives!” contest. Velma Fann discusses her discoveries and how those findings had an impact on her connection to Emory and Atlanta history. Also don’t forget to vote!!

“My Big Amazing Renovation”, is coming to Atlanta!

One of HGTV‘s newest weekly series, “My Big Amazing Renovation”, is coming to Atlanta, GA and surrounding areas to film BIG, AMAZING, renovations! Each half-hour episode features some of the most incredible renovations throughout the country and the inspiring homeowners who roll up their sleeves and transform their current home into their dream home!

We are currently looking for homeowners who are:

  • Just starting a major renovation (already past the permitting phase)
  • Are doubling the size of their house
  • Are transforming the original space including the kitchen
  • Have several unique design projects planned for the renovation
  • Have a set budget and time frame for the completion of the
  • Are passionate about their renovation, and eager to share their
    experience with others
  • Please note: we are not actually paying for the renovation, just documenting the amazing transformation

The series will premiere this fall and is produced for HGTV by High Noon Entertainment in Denver, CO. You can learn more about High Noon Entertainment by visiting our website at

Homeowners who would like to be considered for the program should contact Jenna Friederich at 303.712.3146.

Did you enter the contest?

HGTV to Give Away $850,000 Green House
HGTV, which is building its first green show home in Tradition Hilton Head, a 5,300-acre, 9,500-home development in Hardeeville, S.C., will give the house away after it is featured on the Green Home 2008 special, Sunday, March 23.

Competition to win the $850,000, 2,000-square-foot, fully furnished home is expected to be fierce. The last Dream Home contest attracted more than 41 million entries, according to Emily Yarborough, spokesperson for HGTV.

The house will follow LEED standards (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the leading national benchmark for green building. Core Communities, the Florida-based company developing Tradition Hilton Head, will include a development-wide irrigation system to use only treated wastewater, a feature that helped the company secure the chance to build the house for HGTV.

Source: The News & Observer, Jim Faber (12/29/07)