Upcoming Officer Elections- Feb 20, 2018


Thank you to those of you that came out to the General Body Meeting on Tuesday night (2/6/18).Mke things happen

We’re excited about the level of engagement in the community.  The General Body voted to postpone elections for two weeks to allow all of the candidates that have expressed an interest in leading the organization to be present.

We will meet on Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30pm at the Reverend James Orange Park Rec Center
If you are interested in throwing your name in the hat, it’s not too late.  Here are the open positions and committee chairs:
Vice President
Committee Chairs:
Economic Development
Crime & Safety
Fort McPherson
Beautification / Historic Preservation

Lastly, it’s not too late to pay your dues to become a voting member.  Use this link to pay online and sign-up:

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Look Out for Design Engagement Meetings for 1091 Tucker Avenue

The Atlanta Land Trust is looking for your input/ideas for developing the property located at 1091 Tucker Avenue, which sits behind the Flea Market on Lee Street in Oakland City.  This housing development is part of the Transformation Alliance’s SPARCC project along Lee Street. It will be designed and implemented as a pilot project within the Equitable Development framework.  Robust community engagement, including a participatory design process with Oakland City residents and stakeholders, will be a signature part of the implementation.  Please look out for announcements of meeting dates and help the designers bring something unique, special, innovative, and trendsetting to Oakland City.  For more information, contact the Transformation Alliance at 404-463-3309.

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More Kids Wanted for the Oakland City Raiders Soccer Team- Spring Season Starts Next Week

soccerA HUGE thank you goes out to the parents, young athletes, coaches and staff of Soccer in the Streets for the success of the Oakland City Soccer Program at the Reverend James Orange Park last Fall.  Overall, the Fall season was a success but it still has room for growth. The goal is to increase the amount of kids in the program by connecting more with kids who are not part of the after-school program, and include Oakland City in all of the Spring season games. The  Westside Conference Spring Season starts on March 10th and ends on May 27th. The last game of the season will be their Annual Parent vs Kids Game.
The Oakland City program practices on Monday and Wednesdays from 4-5:15pm at  the James Orange Park. All practices are co-ed and the age groups are 5-12 years old. Kemar Brown and Rajay Banton are the Oakland City coaches. They have high levels of professional soccer experience and currently play for the Atlanta Silverbacks.  For more information,  contact Toussaint McClure at 404-680-0813 or by email at toussaint@soccerstreetsorg.20171102_170906


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Spread the word- Restorative Justice Summit this Saturday 10am to 2pm


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Apply for The TransFormation Academy- Deadline January 22

Interested in learning about transit planning and community revitalization in metro Atlanta? The TransFormation Alliance (https://lnkd.in/dFn3Cbb) is now accepting applicants for the TransFormation Academy, which will kick off this spring. Please go to https://lnkd.in/dNbTbf4 for the full application, including a description. Please note that although the application is due on January 22nd, it is very brief and simple.

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Earn $80 for Participating in a Study of Flooding in Oakland City/NPU-S

Project team leaders from WonderRoot, Southface and the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA) request community partnership with residents of City Council Districts 4, 11 and 12, and Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) T, S and R on a survey of flooding in associated neighborhoods. Other areas and neighborhoods are invited to participate as well, but priority will be given to the listed Districts and NPUs.
Participants will receive free education and training on the local Utoy Creek Watershed, environmental impacts from flooding and stormwater resulting from heavy rain events, green technologies to better manage water and flooding at home and in the community, and how to complete the survey. The survey will assess the conditions of homes, streets/sidewalks, parks, etc. and their ability to manage water and prevent flooding. This will better inform our collective ability to identify areas for installing wayfinding, public art, community spaces and sustainable water management.

Our goal is to create more opportunities for community ownership, empowerment and capacity within the watershed and its neighborhoods for more sustainable and effective water management. Participants are requested to attend both days of training and site surveying.

When: December 2nd from 10:00am- 2:00pm

Location: Rev. James Orange Recreation Center (1305 Oakland Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

Stipends: $80 for participation in both survey sessions

(Lunch and survey transportation from James Orange Recreation Center will be provided.)

Please RSVP by  contacting Arielle Brown at Arielle@WonderRoot.org no later than November 29th COD. For more information, contact Darryl Haddock at WAWA at (404) 752-5385.

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Oakland City Community Meeting 11/28/2017 will be at Monday Night Brewing

CCOCCO Meeting

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OCCO Fall Porch Party

porch party


When: Tomorrow. September 30, 2017

Where: 1149 Princess Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310



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August 22nd Oakland City Community Meeting- 6:30pm

Please come to our monthly meeting next Tuesday at the Reverend James Orange Park Recreation Center. 1305 Oakland Drive, Atlanta, GA 30310.
Time: 6:30pm.

We will be discussing the next summer porch party, get updates from City Councilwoman, Cleta Winslow, and hear from District 4 City Council Candidates Elizabeth Whitmore and Kim Parmer.  We will also provide information on fundraising opportunities through Kroger, Amazon, and the Recycling Perks program.

Old Business:  Do we want to tee up banners and t-shirts again or let it die?
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July’s Porch Party

Yesterday’s porch party was a great event. We met new neighbors and several political hopefuls participated in one way or another. District 4 City council candidates Jason Dozier and Kimberly Palmer came by. District 4 candidate Elizabeth Whitmore was so kind to drop off a decadent cake. Incumbent Cleta Winslow brought wine and job information. County Commission candidate Joshua McNair also came through. Finally, mayoral candidate Mary Norwood came and shared her ideas on how she planned to improve the city.

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