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.