ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION
Owning and Sharing Responsibility of Our Neighborhood
INTEGRATING TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE WITH GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN COMMUNITIES.
Since our inception in 2009, AUCNA has focused on uplifting the Atlanta University Center (AUC) community through the development and rehabilitation of historic buildings, creating learning and income opportunities for the youth and single parents while developing affordable housing for distressed families.
The Atlanta University Center (AUC) was created in April 1929, when John Hope, then president of both Morehouse College and Atlanta University saw the potential gains from such a consortium.
The AUCNA became an official neighborhood association under the City of Atlanta’s Neighborhood Planning Unit system in September of 2009. Today, AUCNA membership enlists a broad spectrum of stakeholders. Our policy agenda strives for sustainable neighborhoods, resident-driven public safety, youth development and certainly, excellence in education. We strongly support increased civic engagement concerning zoning, planning and land use issues impacting the AUC corridor. You can expect participation in the AUCNA to be an experience in raising issues, airing ideas and making recommendations.
The AUCNA partners with all types of community stakeholders including students and faculty of Morehouse, Spelman, Clark-Atlanta, AUC Consortium, Oasis at Scholar’s Landing, GTrans LC, Veranda at Scholar’s Landing, Westside Community Alliance, Acuity National LLC, Residents and Associations of Ashview Heights, Vine City, English Avenue, Faith-based Institutions, and People United Foundation (PUF) just to name a few.
Together, we have provided leadership capacity building to regional businesses and organizations, by building a neighborhood association that serves as the focal point of community engagement. Providing this outlet for the community gives residents networking opportunities, access to information and resources, personal recognition, skill enhancement, and a sense of contribution and helpfulness in solving community problems. The association has served as a platform for sharing information and other impactful pieces of information which, in turn has empowered neighborhood business owners to not only be more financially competent but also how to maintain and grow their businesses, and how to increase engagement in the community.
In conclusion, the AUCNA advocates a true spirit of community and extends a warm invitation to you to join us in this opportunity to help create a safer, cleaner and more attractive environment in which we can all be proud to live.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT; LET’S EMPOWER OUR COMMUNITIES
We strongly support increased civic engagement concerning zoning, planning, and land use issues impacting the AUC corridor.
The mission of the AUCNA is to provide a vehicle for residents and members of the organization to discuss and make recommendations regarding the issues that face the Atlanta University Center Community.
The purpose of the AUCNA is to perpetuate the historical significance of the area, stimulate community and economic development, improve the quality of life for all residents and reshape the area into a sought-after end destination.
The objectives of the AUCNA are as follows:
Openly discuss concerns, issues, and recommendations collaboratively.
Provide a “voice” for the AUC community on matters that impact its growth and development.
Create economic growth opportunities for the youth and single parents.
Imbibe the value and utility of vocation-driven education and training, and create learning opportunities.