NeighborWorks Week 2017: Neighbors Together

LAST CALL: Must be registered by midnight Sunday, June 3, 2017!

Is safety in your community a top concern? Do you feel voiceless whenever issues arise in your neighborhood? Do you want to bridge the gap between the police and your community? Come and be heard at our annual Neighbors Together event to discuss strategy directly with local law enforcement officers on how to best improve neighborhood safety. Hear from nationally-recognized facilitators on proven approaches to make neighborhoods stronger, safer and more resilient.
Each June, NeighborWorks America and its network of local organizations mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers, business leaders, neighbors, friends and local and national elected and civic leaders in a week of neighborhood change and awareness. As a NeighborWorks network member, Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP) invites you to join neighborhood leaders from throughout metro Atlanta for a special day of creating opportunities to improve neighborhood safety and build more collaborative community-police relationships.

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A team of neighborhood leaders from the City of Atlanta and Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Douglas counties has been working with ANDP and NeighborWorks America to plan for June 10. The neighborhood leaders conducted surveys in various communities throughout the region; they found that an overwhelming majority believed public safety and improving community-police relations were the most pressing issues in their areas.

We have developed a half-day of training to focus on these important issues. Training topics will include:

  • identifying and addressing community safety risk factors;
  • establishing a diverse network of partners in neighborhood safety (residents, businesses, government, nonprofits, law enforcement);
  • building a common agenda; creating effective working relationships between the community and police through collaborative problem solving partnerships; and
  • empowering residents to reduce the threats of violence in their neighborhoods.

In addition, the event will include a special, facilitated dialogue with local police officers and neighborhood residents to help foster trust and stronger relationships that will result in safer, healthier communities.



Saturday, June 10, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Atlanta Metropolitan
State College
1630 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30310


Concerned Neighbors
Formal Neighborhood Leaders
Informal Neighborhood Leaders
HOA Leaders & Members
Neighborhood Associations
Homeowners & Renters
Local Businesses
Neighborhood Watch Groups
Faith & Nonprofit Organizations
& YOU!

And anyone else concerned about improving neighborhood conditions.

Our Presenters

KwebKarimah Nonyameko is co-founder of ChangeWork Consulting Inc., a group of trainers, educators, and organizers working to strengthen the organizational structures and strategies of non-profit organizations and institutions. Karimah provides technical assistance in strategic planning, community organizing, fundraising strategies, board governance, youth development, staff coaching and value-based community building, management and leadership.

Karimah worked as a community organizer for over twelve years before pursuing training and consulting. She organized in every region of the U.S., building relationships among people and working around a variety of issues including, neighborhood improvement, housing, community economic development, community safety, police accountability and youth issues. Karimah has worked in the non-profit sector over seventeen years in various capacities; as a volunteer community leader, board member, program director, regional staffer, lead staff and consultant.

RwebRonnie Galvin has committed his life’s work to community building, community organizing, and social change. Educationally he is a graduate of Killian Senior High School in Miami, Florida. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the Citadel Military College of South Carolina (1990) and a Masters of Divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ronnie began his community building career in Atlanta, Georgia serving as the first Executive Director for the Pittsburgh Community Improvement Association (PCIA). He went on to work as a part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site where he facilitated efforts to activate resident power, influence, and social networking capacities to inspire participation in the planning for a 31-acre transit-oriented and sustainable development project in these same Southside Atlanta neighborhoods.  Most recently, Ronnie took a position with the Center for Community Change in Washington, D.C. where he serves as a Sr. Advisor on the Center’s Economic Justice team. He is also a licensed minister, serving at Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C.