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ANDP Celebrates NeighborWorks Week 2019

Our thanks to NeighborWorks America, Publix Super Market Charities, and State Farm for their support of our 2019 Neighbors Together leadership training event. See details of the event below. 



Whether you are 19 or 90, or somewhere in between, the Neighbors Together event will help you develop skills to build partnerships across generations that result in healthy and thriving communities.

How can we blend the voices and talents of young people, middle-aged and older adults to create communities where we all belong? What does it take to be an effective leader in your community? Come to Neighbors Together to learn new skills that will help you build stronger, more resilient communities.

Neighbors Together is bringing in national experts on community leadership to METRO ATLANTA for a dynamic day of training.  You will learn to identify the personal strengths and skills you bring to leadership roles in your community and ways to build on them. 


Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP) is pleased to partner with the Georgia State LIFT initiative to host a half-day of training on developing youth as community leaders.


On Saturday, June 8, youth, young adults, neighborhood leaders, local businesses, faith-based organizations will assemble from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Georgia State University Perimeter - Decatur campus for “Neighbors Together: Young Adults and Resident Leaders Building Stronger Communities.


This special day of training will include topics for youth and adults. The program will be conducted by professional trainers and include the following:

  • Creating intergenerational partnerships to identify and respond to community needs

  • Strategies for effective youth and adult engagement

  • Developing leadership potential in all neighborhood residents

  • Creating opportunity for young adults through better money management and communication skills.



Lunch and training materials are provided courtesy of our sponsors listed below. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. (Registration open soon. 


Who Should Attend? 

This training event is ideal for young adults (ages 18-24), adults (25+), youth leaders, concerned neighbors, adults, 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 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.


About Georgia State LIFT

Georgia State University and State Farm have introduced a first-of-its kind public-private partnership focused on taking students in South DeKalb county from high school to college. The “Learning, Income, and Family Transformation (LIFT) was created to continue improving these outcomes by combining data-dreven academic advisement with scholarships, employment opportunities, leadership training, and more to help students stay on track for graduation.


About NeighborWorks Week

Neighbors Together 2019 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. 


About NeighborWorks America
For 40 years, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp., a national, nonpartisan nonprofit known as NeighborWorks America, has strived to make every community a place of opportunity. Our network of excellence includes more than 240 members in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. NeighborWorks America offers grant funding, peer-exchange, technical assistance, evaluation tools and access to training, as the nation’s leading trainer of housing and community development professionals. NeighborWorks network organizations provide residents in their communities with affordable homes, owned and rented; financial counseling and coaching; community building through resident engagement; and collaboration in the areas of health, employment and education. In the last five years, our organizations have generated more than $34 billion in investment across the country.  More online at



Thanks to our event sponsors!


NeighborWorks Week

Neighbors Together:

Engaging Young Adults and Resident Leaders
for Stronger Neighborhoods

Saturday, June 8, 2019    

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Georgia State University

Perimeter - Decatur Campus

3251 Panthersville Rd, Decatur GA 30034




 ✓Apple iPad  

 ✓ Visa Gift Cards

(Must be present at the time of drawing)



Our 2019 Presenters & Facilitators

Ronnie Galvin

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Beckah Terlouw 

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.

Beckah Terlouw is a Strategist with Invisible Strategy Consulting, and she works nationally with organizations to increase engagement, innovate programs, and improve performance.  She offers training and consulting services focused on community and young adult engagement, board development, project management, sustainability planning, and asset-based community development. 

She began working with youth and young adults in 2003 and is a firm believer that each young person deserves the opportunity to dream, make mistakes, and continually learn. Driven by a strengths-based approach, Beckah integrates this style into her work because people of all ages thrive in collaborative environments where they are able to use innate strengths with learned skillsets.  Originally from West Michigan, Beckah has lived in Colorado since 2009. She is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, a Certified Real Colors Facilitator, and holds an MPA in Nonprofit Management and a BA in Sociology.

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