Millions of people across the United States took part in National Night Out (NNO) 2015 on Tuesday, August 4. Launched in 1993 by National Association of Town Watch (NATW), NNO is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, culminating on the first Tuesday of August.
Neighborhoods in 16,124 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide hosted block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits. All NNO activities are family-oriented.
— Street Smart ATL (@StreetSmartATL) August 4, 2015
Community-based organizations in the English Avenue area of Atlanta participated in NNO festivities to engage the community in a way that works to sustain a collaborative relationship with community members, community based organizations and business owners. Held on the corner of North Ave and Griffin St. from 6pm-8pm, the event served to usher in a new feeling of community pride and relay a message of safety and unity in an area that is in a time of major transition. Attendees enjoyed food, played games, and were entertained by the sounds of DJ Qevlar.
Street Smart Youth Project Inc. (SSYP) collaborated with English Avenue Neighborhood Association, Historic Westside Cultural Arts Council, Friends of English Ave and Urban Perform to put on the event. Hollywood Kid Entertainment Group (HKEG) was on site to capture the occasion on behalf of SSYP, and local news coverage was provided by Fox 5 and CBS 46. Take a look at the PHOTO RECAP in the IMAGE GALLERY below.