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Saturday, June 2, 2018    9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Atlanta Metropolitan State College 
1630 Metropolitan Pkwy SW

Atlanta, GA 30310 


 ✓Apple iPad  

 ✓ 3 $200 Home Depot Gift Cards

(Must be present at the time of drawing)

Our 2018 Presenters & Facilitators

Karimah 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.

Ronnie 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.

NeighborWorks Week 2018:

Neighbors Together

Our thanks to NeighborWorks America, Chase, Publix Super Market Charities, and State Farm for their support of our 2018 Neighbors Together leadership training event. See details of the event below. 

Join us on Saturday, June 2 for Neighbors Together 2018. This is the 4th annual FREE event hosted by ANDP and a team of neighborhood leaders to help empower metro Atlanta community residents to transform their neighborhoods from the inside out.  Strong resident engagement and leadership brings positive change to communities.

Saturday, June 2, 2018   9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Atlanta Metropolitan State College 
1630 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30310 


Join neighborhood leaders and residents from across metro Atlanta (with focus on communities south of I-20) to learn from national experts about strategies you can use to make your communities the best that they can be.   Leading our communities through difficult challenges takes bold, innovative and resilient community leadership.   This year’s training will focus on two critical topics that are essential for thriving communities: 

Advocacy:  Our goal is to help you -- as community residents --- be as effective as possible in advocating for your interests with local elected officials.   You will learn tools and techniques to make local government work for your community by increasing your voice and representation in government.  Learn how to educate public officials about issues in your community, to ensure they consider and reflect your community’s best interest, and to hold them accountable when they don’t. Amplify your voice to advocate for change that improves the quality of life in your neighborhood.   

Linking School and Community:  Healthy communities have strong bonds with neighborhood schools.  Learn practical strategies that communities have used successfully to improve local schools through grassroots organizing and strengthening of school-community links.  Get tips to help you and your fellow residents work with your neighborhood school by strengthening after-school programs, improving communication between parents and school officials, making the school more accessible to the community and making community resources more accessible to the school.  

Who Should Attend? 

This training event is ideal for concerned neighbors, formal neighborhood leaders, informal neighborhood leaders, HOA leaders and members, neighborhood associations, homeowners and renters, local business owners, neighborhood watch groups, faith and nonprofit organizations - and YOU!


About NeighborWorks Week

Neighbors Together 2018 is part of NeighborWorks Week.  Each June, NeighborWorks America and its network of local organizations, including ANDP, mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers, businesspeople, neighbors, friends, and local and national elected and civic leaders in a week of neighborhood change and awareness. This year, NeighborWorks is celebrating is 40th year of advancing opportunity!

About NeighborWorks America
For more than 35 years, NeighborWorks America, a national, nonpartisan nonprofit, has created opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing. In the last five years, NeighborWorks organizations have generated more than $27.2 billion in reinvestment in these communities. NeighborWorks America is the nation’s leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals. More online at

About Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership

ANDP is a private, non-profit organization created in 1991 to promote, create and preserve affordable housing through direct development, lending, policy research and advocacy that result in the equitable distribution of affordable housing throughout the metropolitan Atlanta region. ANDP is a chartered member of NeighborWorks.

Thanks to our event sponsors!

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