The newly-renovated Roosevelt Hall will feature several amenities for residents and the community to enjoy. There will be offices and community meeting space on the second floor, and an external rear elevator entrance will be added. There will be a life-long learning center, a children’s library, a technology center and a 3,000 square foot retail component on the first floor. The roof and rear lawn of the building will be activated as rental space for special events. Current parking in front of the building will be eliminated to make room for aesthetic improvements, including planters, seating for patrons and visitors, and an urban gardening area.

As a Choice Atlanta 2019 microgrant awardee, Preserve Black Atlanta developed and installed a freestanding, life-sized metal structure of over 30 esteemed faculty members of Atlanta University, circa 1906, posing in front of Morris Brown College’s Fountain Hall (formerly Stone Hall). The art was installed in support of the president’s $5 million capital campaign aimed at restoring several of the college’s deteriorating structures.
Choice Atlanta, in partnership with AH, the City of Atlanta, corporate investors, and Westside community organizations hosted a series of Return to Community (RTC) Farmer Markets. The RTC markets, open to the public, were held in the heart of the University Choice Neighborhood (UCN).
The RTC markets provided locally-grown healthy foods and goods, health screenings from community caregivers, educational demonstrations and exposure, sustainability innovations and more—all fostering an environment and chance for the UCN and Westside residents to thrive.

Truly Living Well Collegetown Farm

CollegeTown Farm, a 3-acre urban farm was established in collaboration with AH and Truly Living Well (TLW) Center for Natural Urban Agriculture.  The farm also serves as an urban agriculture teaching site for neighborhood residents and children at the adjacent M. Agnes Jones Elementary School.  The picture shows TLW’s founder, Rashid Nuri overlooking the CollegeTown Farm.