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New NFL Stadium Aims to Lift the Fortunes of Its Westside Neighbors

10/02/2017

It’s 8:30 in the morning and already Frank Fernandez carries the energy of a man running behind schedule. Hovering over his laptop in a coffee shop he forgoes the available stool behind him, as if sitting might somehow slow him down. He’s on a call while he works his touch pad, awaiting his drip coffee. […]

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‘Construction Ready’ Job Program Changes Lives in Atlanta

10/02/2017

In 2014, when Ian Miller heard about the Construction Ready program at Westside Works in Atlanta, he thought it was a “money ploy” to get grants to support its own staff, rather than train participants for entry-level jobs. “I was skeptical,” says the 29-year-old Miller, a 2014 Construction Ready graduate and field engineer with Holder […]

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Westside Works’ Construction Ready Program Is Changing Lives, And It’s Free

10/02/2017

For those not in the Atlanta metro area—or those living under a rock—you might not have heard about the Mercedes Benz stadium, the massive new stadium being built that will soon replace the Georgia Dome.

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Closer Look: Transforming Atlanta’s Westside Neighborhood

10/02/2017

“Closer Look” looks at the Transform Westside Summit, held on the first and third Friday of each month. The forums were developed to bring together all stakeholders involved in revitalizing Atlanta’s Westside. At the May summit, Rose Scott moderated a conversation with Atlanta CEOs and philanthropists Arthur Blank, CEO of the Arthur M. Blank Family […]

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