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Bottoms a no-show on city leaders’ trip to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH – A delegation of nearly 120 metro Atlanta leaders arrived in this Pennsylvania city to learn how it has transformed itself from a steel and manufacturing city to one focused on innovation and technology.The delegation also heard repeatedly about how Pittsburgh wants to be a “city for all” – to welcome economic vitality – for people of all income, races and ethnicity.

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City and APS launching a pilot program to turn school lands into public parks

It’s such a simple notion.Atlanta can greatly add to public green space and parks by partnering with the Atlanta Public Schools to open up school property to the public.The idea is getting traction in Atlanta. The city of Atlanta, the Trust for Public Land, the Urban Land Institute-Atlanta and the Atlanta Public Schools are about to launch a pilot program that would welcome the public to use school grounds after hours and on weekends.

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Deborah Richardson

Column: Coalition launches three-year plan to fight human trafficking

As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on June 15, 2018

Combating human trafficking in metro Atlanta has become a top priority, especially with the anticipation of the city’s hosting of the 2019 Super Bowl.

The Metro Atlanta Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition is a three-year plan being implemented by the International Human Trafficking Institute, one of two institutes affiliated with the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

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Atlanta Police Foundation gets $2 million Coca-Cola pledge to fight crime

At the Atlanta Police Foundation’s Crime is Toast breakfast Tuesday morning, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey announced that the company was making a $2 million gift to the foundation’s upcoming Vision Safe Atlanta campaign.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms also announced both she and Quincey had agreed to co-chair the Atlanta Police Foundation’s $35 million capital campaign, which will build at least one new @Promise Youth Center on the Southside along Metropolitan Avenue.