Georgia Rural Urban Summit News

November 25, 2019

Happy Turkey Day everyone!

Hope you enjoy as you wish … feast with family and friends or just hide and chill-out!

Calendar items usually get slim this time of year as everyone turns to a busy social holiday wind-down for the year. So, send in any items you want covered by Saturday this week. The December 2nd edition will be the last of 2019. We’ll take a break until the new year!

For Your Calendar

1. Monday, November 25, 6:30 pm – Sierra Club RAIL Meeting. Regional Action to Improve Livability. This working committee plans and advocates to bring more environmentally-friendly transportation options to all of Georgia. This includes rail, buses, sidewalks, cycling, greenways, and electric vehicles. Providing these options is key to moving people out of single occupancy cars and reducing the climate effect from the transportation sector. Attend and join the discussion to learn about ways to get involved. More info, location, directions at,-84.283115

2. Monday, December 2, 4:00-7:00 pm – Film Screening of “Zero Weeks”. GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, 9to5 Georgia, and YWCA of Greater Atlanta invite you to join a screening and panel discussion. The film reports on the Family Leave crisi and the cost of doing nothing. Why are so many other countries in the world ahead of us on this issue. Policymakers, business leaders, families, as well as early care, health, and senior care professionals are welcome for this important conversation. Reception with refreshments and light bites at the theater following the screening. Seating is limited. Free parking available. 

3. Tuesday, December 3, 6:00 pm – BeltLine Fourth Quarterly Briefing of 2019. To be held at Atlanta Technical College, Cleveland L. Dennard Conference Center, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway SW Atlanta.  Hear about the Beltline plans, progress and challenges. For more info, contact:  or call 404.477.3574

4. Thursday, December 5, 6:00-7:30 – Soup and Scoop. What. Is. That? Well, a jolly time befitting the season. If you want to get to know more about 9 to 5 Atlanta, you can enjoy the soups and ice cream scoops planned for you at the IBEW Building, 501 Pulliam St. Atlanta 30312. In conference room 311. Drop-in and find some new friends. RSVP at 

5. Saturday, December 7, two times –Tenant’s Rights Workshop. Mobile Mayor’s Office with East Point Mayor, Deana Holiday Ingraham. Two Pop Locations, 11am – 1pm at the Crown Room, 3465 N. Desert Drive, East Point and 2pm – 4pm WEE Care Learning Center, 4200 Washington Road, East Point. You can register at 

6. Saturday, December 7, 5:00-9:00 pm – WRFG Ormewood Opry Holiday Buffet. Don’t forget to support WRFG. Their benefit concert series returns to the Ormewood Church with a winter holiday celebration featuring live music from Eddie 9V and Hair of the Dog. Along with the music, you get to feast at a big holiday buffet. There is something for everyone, including lots of vegan and vegetarian options. Refreshing beverages and tasty deserts will be available for purchase. Be sure to bring some extra bucks for the silent auction and “musical” raffle. The doors open at 5:00. The music starts at 5:30 and won’t stop until 9:00. Tickets are $20.00 at the door. Kids under 12 get in and eat for free. The Ormewood Church is located at 10-71 Delaware Avenue, Atlanta, 30316. You can get directions to the church at www.WRFG.ORG   Proceeds benefit WRFG 89.3 FM, your independent community radio station for progressive information and handpicked quality music.

7. Tuesday, December 10, 6:30-9:00 pm – Night of Lights. A charity event in support of Athena’s Wearhouse. Yes, that’s w-e-a-r ! Athena’s is an Atlanta nonprofit dedicated to educating, inspiring, and awakening the inherent power within teen girls; with an emphasis on showcasing the impact of positive female role models on underserved teens. Since 2009 over 600 girls through mentorship, scholarship, and educational workshops. And job wardrobe advice too. Event to be held at 182 Courtland Street Northeast, Atlanta, 30303. Link to RSVP tix at FB page 

8. Thursday, December 12, 6:30 pm – (Savannah) 9 to 5 Young Leaders. Spring Program.  Interest Meeting for My Voice, My Vote. Develop your community leadership and make an impactful change. Interest meeting for 9to5 Savannah Chapter’s Spring Program for young leaders grades 9 – 12 to engage in a leadership and development program in Savannah. Leaders will learn community organizing voter registration, get out the vote, census, and power building. Open to all Chatham County Students. Register at 

9. Saturday, December 14, 4:00 pm – MADSA Monthly Meeting. This is the regular Monthly General Meeting of the Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America.  Attend the get together and hear updates about the organization, deliberate and vote on the directions the group takes and then break out into working groups to plan next actions to combat capitalism and other social injustices. To be held at CWA Local 3204 Union Hall, 279 Logan St., Atlanta, 30312. The CWA Union Hall is located near the King Memorial MARTA Station. If you need a ride from the station just let us know by emailing More event and meeting info at FB event page 

10. Tuesday, December 17, 6:30-9:00 pm – Housing Justice League Atlanta: Holiday Party. HJLA invites you to drop-in for dinner and conversation about accomplishments this year. To be held at the Friends Meeting House, 701 W. Howard Ave. Decatur, 30030. They’ll make it festive, so don’t miss out!

11. Wednesday, December 18, 6:00-7:30 pm – (Macon) 9 to 5 Chapter Meeting. 9 to 5 is organizing all over the state and finding new interested folks is fun too. For this member gathering, and those who may be interested in the great work of 9 to 5, you are invited to share some warm soup and cool ice cream sundaes. To be held ay Double U Business Center, 1680 Broadway, Macon, 31201 You can 

… and looking further ahead

January 11, 2020 – Feminist Women’s Health Center’s Legislative Advocacy Workshop from 11:00am to 4:30pm at Keswick Park Community Center 3496 Keswick Drive, Chamblee.

January 14, 2020 – Healthcare Unscrambled. Georgians for a Healthy Future holds this tenth annual Health Care Unscrambled policy breakfast. Bring together legislators, advocates, and national thought leaders to discuss the health care issues facing Georgians. RSVP and sponsorship info available now at 

January 24, 2020 – Georgia Budget and Policy Institute annual policy conference “Insights” returns to the Georgia Freight Depot. Get the most up-to-date state budget analysis and discuss policy priorities for the 2020 legislative session. More details and ticket information coming soon. 

February 4, 2020 – Stop Violence Against Women Day at the Capitol. Sponsored by GCADV, GNESA, & Raksha. Details and registration info upcoming. Hint: this event hits capacity quickly, so as soon as RSVP becomes available, act quickly!

February 10, 2020 – League of Women Voters day at the Capitol.

January 29, February 11, 20, 27 and March 11. Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, lobby days at the Capitol.

Of Interest

1. Worth the read. “You Can’t Go Home Again: Racial Exclusion Through Crime-Free Housing Ordinances”. Anew issue brief from the American Constitution Society. Housing policy in the United States has created and preserved racial segregation and exclusion, from explicit Jim Crow-era racial zoning laws and racially restrictive covenants to the facially neutral yet racially biased policies of exclusionary zoning and redlining that arose in the twentieth century. This report explains how these ordinances, which permit or, in some cases, require landlords to exclude or evict individuals who have had even minimal contact with the criminal legal system, perpetuate residential segregation by importing into the private housing market the racial biases that infect policing and mass criminalization. This exacerbates people of color’s exposure to poverty, crime, over-policing, and incarceration. Read at 

2. Keeping Long-term Residents in Place. The community stabilization fund was created to support long-term residents in the Pittsburgh (Atlanta) community stay in their homes. Home-owners and renters can apply for grants to pay needed rental, mortgage, water, utility, property tax or code violation home repairs. For qualifying details, amounts given, or other questions please call 404.946.8617 or email 

3. Second Chance for Georgians. Georgia Justice Project, Ga STAND-UP, Southern Center for Human Rights and 35 partner groups promote Second Chance for Georgia’s Ex-Offenders. Many Georgians are struggling with the consequences of a criminal record. Much work is being done to remove barriers to employment, housing and other opportunities that make sense for individuals, families and communities. Get connected, for yourself or to help others by connecting with the movement that kicked-off in earnest last month. To start, visit 

4. How Climate Change Is Clobbering Kids’ Health. Worth the read. A sweeping new study offers a stark warning about how bad the climate crisis will be for the health of the next generation of children. Take a look

5. Dirty Dozen Waterways. The Georgia Water Coalition publishes the annual Dirty Dozen list as a call to action, highlighting the worst offenses to Georgia’s water – offenses that are the consequences of an under-funded state environmental agency and a lack of political will to aggressively enforce laws that protect our water, land, air, and people. See the list and the report at 

6. GALEO Institute for Leadership accepting 2020 Applications. This training program has been recognized as one of the best Latino leadership programs in the nation. The curriculum provides eight modules designed to assist participants in: Becoming more knowledgeable about themselves, leadership practices and their communities; Developing skills needed to assist them in becoming stronger community leaders; Coming together to use their newly acquired knowledge and enhanced leadership skills to address community issues, needs, problems and challenges; Exercising leadership by engaging themselves in activities and undertaking projects to improve their communities. The seminars are open to all persons, regardless of their racial or ethnic background. Diverse participants are encouraged to apply. The leadership sessions are more beneficial to all when the group represents broad diversity, so EVERYONE is encouraged to apply.  Apply online at 

7. Just Energy Academy. Apply now for 2020. This program was designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and tools to effectively engage stakeholders regarding community concerns and policies that impact your communities; in particular, energy equity and climate justice issues. At the conclusion of this seven-month training, participants will be able to fully engage in dialogue about racial equity, energy equity, climate justice and energy policies that impact your communities. For a lot more info and to apply, go to 

8. Obamacare open enrollment is Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. Help spread the word that opens for business on November 1st. Consumers can browse available plans now and enroll in coverage from November 1 to December 15. Mark your calendar to make sure that you are covered for 2020. If you or someone you know needs info, Georgians for a Healthy Future provides tools and resources you need. “My Health Insurance User’s Manual” – an interactive workbook for consumers who have newly enrolled in health insurance. It covers topics that enrollment assisters may not have time to discuss during the enrollment appointment, such as how to find a primary care provider, how to make your first medical appointment, and even how to make a budget. Available in English and Spanish at “My Health Resource Guide” – a helpful list of health and social services available to you and how to access them, available at 

9. Keep Calm and Volunteer on! 

159 Georgia Together:  Volunteers still needed for voter protection, civic engagement and helping check the list of voters the Sec of State wants to purge! And yes, even new voter registration continues, our democracy depends on it. Who, what, when, how at November volunteer opportunities listed at 

159 Georgia Together also needs volunteers needs Health Care Access volunteers. For needs, the advocacy partners and more, go to 

10. Housing Justice League’s new Eviction Defense Manual just went live! Fulton County renters are facing a unconscionable eviction crisis with close to 800 evictions filed every week. Eviction has catastrophic effects on individuals and communities, trapping them in cycles of debt, dangerous living conditions, and further displacement. Meanwhile, eviction is used by corporate landlords as a way to further enrich themselves through fees and fines charged to very low-income Black and Brown communities. Housing Justice League will be mass printing the Manual to support Fulton County renters in fighting eviction as is accepting donations to cover costs. See the Manual online and connect to HJL at 

11. Free Workshop: How to Be an Effective Advocate and Influence Legislators. Get your groups’ members ready for next General Assembly. This workshop will help each participant become familiar with and develop their existing advocacy skills around social justice legislation. Trainees will learn how to create their own advocacy strategies to interact with all types of legislators, Conservative, Progressive or Moderate. Participants will practice skills and leave with practical advice and abilities to achieve advocacy objectives. Contact Jeff Willard at Tzedek Georgia by emailing (Jeff also offers his free services during General Assembly, so if you/your group anticipates advocacy days at the Capitol, check-in with him now to lock in a date.)

12. Resources for you or friends who need Free Immigration Help all over the US, just click on the appropriate state 

Job Opportunities

Most Recent Job Opportunity listings received. For job descriptions, details and qualifications; follow the contact or application instructions included below.

On-going Job Fairs: State site       

Also: There is an excellent page on Cong. Hank Johnson’s website that has links to job openings, career planning, job fairs, recruiters, job search engines, etc. Check it out at 

Patch resources

Don’t underestimate this resource! The local Patch websites have both news and job opportunities included. Hundreds of jobs this week at 

For open positions go to You can check by zip code for more local openings. There are multiple listings for management and staff positions in retail, medical, office and other categories. Also: if you need help preparing to apply for any jobs, this site also has free resume templates, resume samples, formatting help and resume builder. 

DeKalb County Mobile Career Center. The mobile unit brings job assistance to residents of DeKalb by conveniently traveling all over the county. More on the program and then link to the monthly calendar of unit locations at 

WorkSource DeKalb Program designed to connect DeKalb County residents to eligible training providers and employers in a centralized location. DeKalb County residents can learn about Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act eligibility requirements, meet with eligible training providers and learn about high demand careers. The program equips DeKalb County residents and employers with resources to assist individuals in overcoming barriers to employment, education and economic development. For more information about Workforce Wednesday, contact Chanell Davis at 404.371.4996 or  For more information about WorkSource DeKalb, visit  or call 404. 687.3400 

ACLU of Georgia Internships 2020. Interns for legal, policy, communications, community engagement and development work. Applications are received and reviewed on a rolling basis. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply at least 1.5 months before a session start date. 2020 Internship Dates are Spring: Jan 6 – April 24, 2020, Summer: May 14 – August 14, 2020, Fall: Sept. 1 – Dec. 13, 2020. Internships start and end dates can be slightly flexible due to school schedules. Vacation dates are also flexible. To find more information about intern positions, and how to apply, visit

Interns can be from all levels of education: high-school, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate at schools and universities across the country. Interns seeking school credit are preferred, but all are welcome. Interns will be expected to commit at least 15 hours per week. All applicants must provide a resume and cover letter and some applicants may be required to provide additional documents. All internships are unpaid but come with travel stipends and intern training programs. For questions, please contact Stephanie Jackson Ali at For more info and a link to the application, go to the same “how to apply” link above.


Multiple Positions – full-time – GALEO (Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials)

Hiring people now to help with #2020Census and the #2020Election. Are you looking for a new career or job opportunity? Know someone who is looking for a job? GALEO is seeking a bilingual (Spanish/English) person to assist our efforts with the 2020 Census and election cycles.  Job Description is posted. These will be full-time positions!  If interested in these, please email resume to GALEO is also seeking part-time canvassers for local elections and for 2020 Census work.  Please email  for details. 

Logistics Specialist, Finance Accounting Coordinator, Senior Accountant – New American Pathways

Position Descriptions and how to apply at:

Part-time Communications and Volunteer Coordinator – Housing Justice League 

Read about the job in detail at  If you wish to apply please send your resume and cover letter in PDF format to  by December 11. Interviewing of selected candidates will be at the beginning of January. Individuals impacted by housing vulnerabilities and related issues are strongly encouraged to apply.

Major Gifts Officer – United Way 

For details and how to apply, go to 

Part-Time – Ga Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO)

Hiring a part-time person to help us with #2020Census and the #2020Election. Seeking a bilingual (Spanish/English) person to assist efforts with the 2020 Census and election cycles.  Details and more at

School Bus Drivers – Clayton County

Hiring regular and substitute drivers. Go to and click on Careers.

Canvassers – 9 to 5

Hiring in Atlanta, Macon and Albany. Help to make sure everyone Gets Out To VOTE for 2019 municipal elections. Starting pay is $15.00 per hour, start is ASAP. If you interested, please email 

Chapter Conservation Organizer – Georgia Sierra Club

Full-time Conservation Organizer to expand and win advocacy campaigns in the Georgia Chapter’s target conservation areas: climate change, energy policy, transportation policy, and land policy. The Conservation Organizer will help to build grassroots power with diverse local leaders by proving strategic guidance, training, and logistical support to the diverse and growing volunteer network working on key environmental issues. All candidates should demonstrate a commitment to equity, justice, and inclusion. Full description and application online at 

Marketing & Public Relations Specialist – REI Outdoor

This position identifies and develops new program opportunities and ensures consistency of execution of the market-level earned & paid marketing plan, which supports REI’s business goals and brand. Job description and how to apply at 

2 positions – Atlanta CareerRise

Atlanta CareerRise is recruiting for two professional positions that support skilled workers, good jobs and strong communities throughout the Atlanta Region. The Administrative Coordinator will help keep a high-producing team at peak efficiency while the Partnerships Manager will connect companies in the Metro Atlanta Industry Partnerships initiative with workforce development system services that help their businesses thrive. Details and how to apply

Full-time, Part-time, Seasonal & Career positions – United Parcel Service (UPS)

Thousands being hired to start soon for upcoming holiday seasonal jobs but also for current openings of career positions. Over 109 job categories posted and how to apply info at (You can enter a specific location on the Georgia page)

(5) Policy Director, Digital Communications Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, Census Coordinator, Immigration Paralegal – Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Job descriptions, duties and qualifications along with how to apply at 

Part-Time Administrative & Support Staff – Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO)

For full job description, duties, qualifications and how to apply go to 

Paid Canvassers – Georgia Stand-Up

Georgia Stand-Up answers the call for all-hands on deck to register voters. The canvassing will be held at various voter registration events between now and October. Apply at Interviews have already begun, act fast. For more info contact Marian Ennis at marianennis@georgiastandup.or call 404.581.0061

Various Positions – Northside Hospital

For Non-clinical and medical professionals opportunities, visit this site and at the top click on Career Areas for (literally) hundreds of jobs 

Peer Support Specialist – Georgia Council on Substance Abuse 

(GCSA) is a non-profit organization with the mission to increase the impact of substance use recovery in Georgia’s communities through education, advocacy, training, and peer support services. Position responsibilities to educate, advocate and create safe and empowering spaces that support the dignity and value of what’s right and what’s working with individuals, communities and systems. GCSA offers a highly attractive compensation package that includes competitive wages, paid holidays, and vacation time. Full job description, required work schedule and how to apply at 

Various Nursing & Support Positions – Emory (11 locations)

Go to and scroll through. Mostly nursing jobs but also some clerical and specialized support positions.

Newspaper Carrier – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. From 12am-5am during the week and 12am-7am on Sundays. Hours vary depending on the route size and location. Routes begin around midnight and are ideally completed by 5:30am M-F,6:30am Sat and 7am on Sunday. More info and link to apply at 

Various Positions – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Nurses, management, support services and more. Huge expansion of facilities offers new opportunities frequently. Go to For consultation with the recruitment team, email 

Social Security Administration

Special opportunity and qualifications: The Social Security Offices in Covington and Griffin, Georgia are looking to hire applicants who are bilingual, and are either, recent graduates, veterans, or have a disability. Apply at 

Various Positions – ALDI 

ALDI is expanding in GA and opening new stores around the state. Full & part-time, manager trainees, store staffing and more at 

Field Staff, IT positions, Area Managers – U.S. Census Bureau

Various levels of jobs, Area Managers listed first (so keep scrolling down for more openings) at 

Several Positions – Planned Parenthood Southeast

Call Center, Health Center, Clinical, Medical. Both Associate and Management level positions available in Georgia and the region. Find out details at 

If you are in Cobb County, or can work there, check out  There are dozens of varied jobs from entry level on up, white collar and blue collar. Full job descriptions and requirements are listed as well as application information.

Multiple Positions – Georgia State University: Georgia State has a number of job opportunities, in several categories full and part-time. Go to and follow the guide to jobs and application.

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