Atlanta University Center Neighborhood Association is a not-for-profit organization representing the four Atlanta University Center schools and colleges (Spelman College, Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University, and Morehouse School of Medicine), the campuses of Morris Brown College and Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), residents, businesses and faith-based organizations in the area, bound by Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on the north, Joseph Lowery Blvd on the west, Northside Drive on the east and on the south, by I-20.
The AUCNA became an official neighborhood association under the City of Atlanta’s Neighborhood Planning Unit system in September of 2009.
It consists of the four Atlanta University Center schools and colleges (Spelman College, Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University, and Morehouse School of Medicine), the campuses of Morris Brown College and Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), residents, businesses and faith-based organizations in the area.
AUCNA membership enlists a broad spectrum of stakeholders. Qualification, as a stakeholder, is guaranteed, but not limited to, all persons living, working and doing business within the boundaries of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on the north, Joseph Lowery Blvd on the west, Northside Drive on the east and on the south, by I-20.
Our policy agenda is consistent with that of NPU-T; among them, sustainable neighborhoods, resident-driven public safety, youth development and certainly, excellence in education. We strongly support increased civic engagement concerning zoning, planning and land use issues impacting the AUC corridor. You can expect participation in the AUCNA to be an experience in raising issues, airing ideas and making recommendations.
The AUCNA partners with all types of community stakeholders including students and faculty of Morehouse, Spelman, Clark-Atlanta, AUC Consortium, Oasis at Scholar’s Landing, GTrans LC, Veranda at Scholar’s Landing, Westside Community Alliance, Acuity National LLC, Residents and Associations of Ashview Heights, Vine City, English Avenue, Faith-based Institutions, and People United Foundation (PUF) just to name a few.
Together, we have provided leadership capacity building to neighborhood businesses and organizations, by building a neighborhood association that serves as the focal point of community engagement. Providing this outlet for the community gives residents networking opportunities, access to information and resources, personal recognition, skill enhancement, and a sense of contribution and helpfulness in solving community problems. The association has served as a platform for sharing information and other impactful pieces of information which, in turn has empowered neighborhood business owners to not only be more financially competent but also how to maintain and grow their businesses, and how to increase engagement in the community.
In conclusion, the AUCNA advocates a true spirit of community and extends a warm invitation to you to join us in this opportunity to help create a safer, cleaner and more attractive environment in which we can all be proud to live.