What to do on the Westside…

Information provided by Cheryl Case

*Civil Rights Symposium (Major League Baseball): Tuesday, April 19th at 5pm*
Major League Baseball is hosting its annual Civil Rights Game in Atlanta this May with the Braves being the hosting participant. As part of the Civil Rights Game, there will be extensive educational outreach programs.
Tomorrow evening, there will be a college symposium panel discussion with Civil Rights icons and Major League Baseball executives. There will be networking opportunities immediately following the symposium.
Contact: Sherry L. Turner, Ph.D., Executive Director/CEO Atlanta University Center Consortium, Inc.
Phone: 404-523-5778
E-mail: sturner@aucenter.edu
*Zone 1 Grand Opening Celebration*
April 19th at 930 Sells Avenue (Ashley Collegetown Apartments) Apt 1002 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. I hope you all can make it. I think there will be free food, yum ūüôā

*Atlanta Workforce **Development Agency Job Fair*
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011; 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
In order to attend the AWDA Job Fair, first time participants must complete
an online AWDA application at:

and attend one orientation, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday: from 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM
Attire is professional, please have resumes ready to present to employers
818 Pollard Blvd, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30315
Contact: (404) 546-3000
*Ashview Heights Yard Sale*
In an effort to build community awareness and pride. In efforts to raise money for street toppers and trash cans we are having a community yard sale.
If you all have a chance please let your community know that we will be have a yard sale April 23, 2011 8 am to 2 pm. We are expecting any donations of clothing, shoes, cash, electronics or any other household items. To contact for more information and/or to make donations: phylletheone@gmail.com
*Year Up Program
Free IT Training for *18-24 year olds* who live in the DC/MD/VA,
Providence/Boston, San Francisco bay area, Chicago, New York City,and *
If you know anyone with a high school diploma or a GED who are between the ages of 18-24 yrs old and have an interest in IT and computers…Refer them to this site *http://www.yearup.org/* to learn more about this free program.
This program asks for a 1 year commitment between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm.
They provide the student with a stipend and after six months, internships at companies such as Freddie Mac and AOL to name a few. Check out the website: *www.yearup.org*
About Year UP:
Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides urban young adults 18-24, with a unique combination of technical and professional skills, college credits, an educational stipend and corporate apprenticeship.
Year UP has achieved excellent results to date: 100% placement of qualified students into apprenticeships; 83%student retention; 90% of apprentices meet or exceed apprenticeship partner expectations; 87% of graduates placed in full or part-time positions within 4 months of graduation.

A message to West End Neighbors…

See THIS flyer for additional details
Dear Neighbors and Friends:
Help Build Community in the Historic West End!
A fabulous not-for-profit called SisterSong, which is located right on Abernathy is offering training to women of all cultural and racial backgrounds that are interested in becoming Doula’s.
As a member of SisterSong’s Management Circle, I can vouch for their incredible work in communities across the country and I’m happy to promote their amazing programming.
This is a great opportunity for all women!
For more information see the attached flyer & check out their website:
Also, the organization is trying to raise funds to provide scholarships to women in the community that may not be able to participate due to the fee.
If you have the means, consider a donation to make it possible for women who may otherwise not be able to participate. You can donate on the website. I just did!
Doula’s can make a living wage!!! Let’s create opportunities of self-sufficiency and healthy birthing experiences for families in Atlanta.
Please email this information to everyone you think may be interested.