Atlanta is an Annie E. Casey Foundation civic site — a city with Casey connections and long-term commitments. Neighborhoods Count is about Neighborhood Planning Unit V (NPU-V), a poor section of six neighborhoods outside Atlanta. This report presented baseline data and resident stories as a starting point to measure progress toward improving resident health, safety, education and livelihoods. The Casey Foundation hoped this information would attract new partners and investments to expand its NPU-V family-strengthening, neighborhood transformation work.

January 9, 2004

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How an impoverished community came together to tell their story before introducing life-changing improvements.

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    Who helped with grassroots involvement in the NPU-V data gathering effort.

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    Data details on the 6 neighborhoods comprising NPU-V.

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    Data details on the 8 areas of improvement: Why they were picked and how they were measured.

Key Takeaway

Detailed data helps drive change

This initial "data" look at a collection of neighborhoods allows for a more comprehensive view of community life than is typically available. It is a chronicle of NPU-V — including detailed background, baseline, map and data trends of each neighborhood. 

This report was a tool to help stakeholders make informed decisions in the long-term community planning process. The collected data told residents where the gaps were and how to work smarter.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations