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Stan Watson to host Neighborhood Summit

Stan Watson to host Neighborhood Summit

 

DECATUR, Ga. -- Commissioner Stan Watson will be hosting his 4th Annual DeKalb County Neighborhood Summit on November 3. 

The  summit will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Decatur and if free to all who want to attend. The summit will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

At the summit, the commissioner will be speaking about Legislative updates, how to work with your elected officials, annexations and cityhood. 

According to the Office of Stan Watson: 

50 Ga. schools 'Mix It Up' to promote tolerance

50 Ga. schools 'Mix It Up' to promote tolerance

ATLANTA -- Fifty schools in Georgia were represented at this year's Mix It Up at Lunch Day.

The event, which is part of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project, encourages children to step outside their comfort zones and sit with someone new at lunch.

"When people step out of their cliques and get to know someone, they realize just how much they have in common," Teaching Tolerance director Maureen Costello said in a statement. "Mix It Up is a positive step that can help create schools where students see each other as individuals and not just as members of a separate group."

Nearly 3,000 schools across the country took part in Mix It Up at Lunch Day on Oct. 30.

Participating Georgia schools include:

Atlanta
Galloway School
North Atlanta HS
School of Health Sciences and Research at Carver

Bibb County
Stratford Academy

Atlanta-based Invesco acts locally for National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11

Atlanta-based Invesco acts locally for National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11

 

Atlanta-Based Invesco Acts Locally For National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11

 

Employees of Global Firm Headquartered in Atlanta Find Meaningful Ways to Serve Their Hometown

 

ATLANTA, SEPT. 12, 2012 -- This year, employees at Invesco’s Atlanta office chose to commemorate the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance by giving back to the city they call home.  Employees participated in three service activities around Atlanta, including collecting cellphones for military servicemen, improving a local park and feeding the homeless.

 

In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance to commemorate the 9/11 victims and survivors, and to honor those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.  It has become one of the largest days of charitable service in the U.S.

 

Atlanta-based Invesco employees to volunteer for three causes on Sept. 11

Atlanta-based Invesco employees to volunteer for three causes on Sept. 11

Contact:   Mitch Leff, 404-861-4769, mitch@leffassociates.com

Atlanta-based Invesco Employees to Volunteer for Three Causes on Sept. 11, National Day of Service and Remembrance

Employees to Improve a Local Playground, Make Food for the Homeless, Collect Cellphones for Military

 

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, employees at Invesco’s Atlanta’s office will commemorate the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance by giving back to the city they call home.

Seventy-five percent of Invesco’s nearly 400 employees are expected to take part in employee-organized efforts, including feeding the hungry, collecting used cell phones for members of our military and erecting a swing set in a local park.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards searching for top volunteers

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards searching for top volunteers

ATLANTA -- Georgia students in grades 5-12 are encouraged to apply for the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

The awards program began searching for its next batch of honorees this week. Recipients of the award are young people who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.

"We have been recognizing youth volunteers since 1995 and still, every year, we're amazed by the stories of exemplary community service," Prudential chairman and CEO John Strangfeld said in a statement. "We look forward to honoring the top youth volunteers of 2013 for their selflessness, their initiative and their dedication to changing communities for the better."

Eat out, raise money, help kids

Eat out, raise money, help kids

ATLANTA -- You can do your part this week to curb Georgia's high school dropout rate. All you need to do is eat at one of your favorite restaurants.

On Thursday, Aug. 23, proceeds from restaurants across the state will be donated to Communities in Schools of Georgia, an organization that encourages young people to complete their education and succeed in life.

The sixth annual Dine Out for Kids event hopes to exceed last year's total of $30,000 for children in the state.

Communities in Schools, which has chapters across the country, provides mentoring and after-school services, including parent education, literacy programs and youth leadership opportunities.

Participating Dine Out for Kids restaurants in Atlanta and Decatur include:

Agave
* 242 Boulevard SE

Support your local market during Farmers Market Month

Support your local market during Farmers Market Month

ATLANTA -- August is Farmers Market Month, and several Atlanta restaurants are showing their support for local farmers by donating a portion of proceeds to markets in the area.

Different restaurants will donate on certain days. This week's donors include:

Monday, Aug. 20
Urban Cannibals
477 Flat Shoals Avenue SE
East Atlanta Village

Tuesday, Aug. 21
Roly Poly
4121 Lawrenceville Highway
Tucker

Wednesday, Aug. 22
Wahoo! Grill
1042 West College Avenue
Decatur (supporting the East Lake Farmers Market)
Local 7
2316 Main Street
Tucker