Westside Momentum Awardee

Urban Perform selected to take part in Westside Momentum Initiative.

ATLANTA (March 19, 2015) – The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, in partnership with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN), has announced that Urban Perform has been selected to take part in Westside Momentum, a three-year capacity building initiative of the Westside Neighborhood Prosperity Fund designed to increase the impact and sustainability of organizations based in Atlanta’s historic Castleberry Hill, English Avenue and Vine City neighborhoods.

Urban Perform was selected to take part in what is known as the Community Group, alongside 38 other Westside nonprofits. The Community Group will have access to hands-on training, networking, and year-long programs focused on nonprofit management, leadership and governance training. Learn more about all selected Westside Momentumnonprofits here.

“We publically committed to being a catalyst to help transform the Westside neighborhoods. Through our work, we know that nonprofits serving the Westside of Atlanta are a critical piece of the equation,” stated Frank Fernandez, Vice President of Community Development, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. “Through Westside Momentum, those organizations selected have the opportunity to access resources that have long been needed to increase collective community impact.”

Momentum, piloted in 2011, is the first and largest project of its kind in Georgia and was developed by GCN to support the work of nonprofits addressing complex issues in communities across the state.

“When nonprofits are strong, strategic and sustainable, their impact on the issues and causes important to communities is greater. Urban Perform is an integral part of the community, and we’re excited to partner with them as they continue working to make the Westside a great place to live, work, and play,” said GCN President and CEO Karen Beavor.

Learn more about the Westside Prosperity Fund and Westside Momentum online.

UP runs the ATL on August 29!

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Save the date!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Urban Perform is the beneficiary of the annual

RunningNerds 20K and 10K relay in Castleberry Hill!

Register NOW!

Grilled Cheese Night

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Come and Eat UP in support of Urban Perform!!

Please join us on April 23 between 5pm and 9pm for our Grilled Cheese Night at Souper Jenny Decatur
Souper Jenny will donate 10% of all food sales to Urban Perform! They will serve two types of grilled cheese sandwiches, four soups and three salads.

United Way Spark Prize 2015

Urban Perform was awarded $15,000 as a #SPARKPrize Winner at the United Way of Greater Atlanta C3 Conference. This grant helps us increase our hours of operation and host partner health challenges. 

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Read more in the Spark Prize Winners + United Way C3 Conference blog post at the Center for Civic Innovation. 

Tri-Kids Spring 2015

We are excited to announce that we are taking registrations for our Tri-Kids Spring 2015 team! Tri-Kids is a FREE youth triathlon training program. We partner with Tri-Kids Inc. to provide the youth of English Avenue, Vine City and Washington Park with the opportunity to train and compete in a triathlon. Each participant learns how to swim, bike and run before the race!  The training sessions take place every Tuesday and Thursday (starting April 7) at 5:30pm. The season ends with a triathlon on May 16th!

Please join us on March 24th at 5:00pm for our Parent Info Session.

Who: Tri-Kids and Urban Perform Spring 2015 Team

What: Parent Info Session

Where: Urban Perform – 678 Joseph E. Boone Blvd. NW Atlanta, GA 30314

When: March 24th at 5:00pm

FIT: TO BE community fitness classes!

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SWEAT. SCULPT. SHAKE.

AN EXERCISE PROGRAM THAT WORKS FROM THE INSIDE OUT.

DEEP FOCUS, FAST RESULTS.

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Join us on the 4th Sunday of each month

for a community fitness class at FIT:TO BE.

Cost – $10

LocationFIT:TO BE 842 North Highland Ave. Suite 3 Atlanta, GA 30306

Day/Time – 4th Sunday of the month at 4pm

**All proceeds from the class go to support our work to demolish ‘fitness deserts’ one community at a time.** 

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“Having a fitness center here made me want to get up and work on myself.
 I have lost weight and I feel good!” #urbanperforming

Inaugural 5K

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Join us on February 21, 2015 as we run through Vine City, English Avenue and Washington Park neighborhoods, that are in the shadow of the Georgia Dome, to show that we are united in our support of making personal health a community effort!

Adults and youth are welcome to participate!
Adults $25 now-2/8. $30 2/9-2/19
Youth $15 now-2/8. $20 2/9-2/19

Teams: We encourage all participants to create or join a team! There will be team awards for Fastest Team (your top 5 finisher times will add in a cumlative score), Largest Team, Best Team Name and Highest Fundraising Team.

Awards: There will be overall winner, masters and age group awards for top finishers. 0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50,54, 55-59, 60+

Fundraising: There will be recognition and plaques for Most Money Raised Individual and Highest Fundraising Team

Race Manager: IWeLife

Check out the race RESULTS!

Check out the race PHOTOS!

 

 

Westside Atlanta Charter School Field Day

Check out these highlights from our Westside Atlanta Charter School Field Day! 

See full album on our FB page!

5% Community Day at Whole Foods – Dec. 3

Untitled designPlease join us on, Wednesday December 3 at the Whole Foods Buckhead (77 West Paces Ferry Rd. Atlanta, GA 30305).
5% of stores sales will be donated to us!!  
Come eat breakfast, lunch or dinner from the hot bar and finish up your holiday grocery shopping!