About Us

We are the believers, the supporters, the residents and the change makers.

Westside on the Rise is a collective campaign meant to promote the positive moments, people and organizations in Atlanta’s historic Westside neighborhoods. Nobody owns it, but we all believe in it.

“When this work is done, it will be a place where lives are improved and will be part of an overall transformation in this neighborhood. We’re just getting started.”

- Kasim Reed, Atlanta Mayor

“When this work is done, it will be a place where lives are improved and will be part of an overall transformation in this neighborhood. We’re just getting started.”

- Kasim Reed, Atlanta Mayor

“This is not a community redevelopment effort. This is a community revitalization effort. We will have failed if we have displaced anyone.”

- Richard Dugas, CEO of Pulte Group, Inc. and Westside Future Fund Chairman

“This is not a community redevelopment effort. This is a community revitalization effort. We will have failed if we have displaced anyone.”

- Richard Dugas, CEO of Pulte Group, Inc. and Westside Future Fund Chairman

“I believe that the time is now for Atlanta to help propel our Westside communities into the future with more purpose, opportunity and connection, while preserving their unique history and vibrancy.”

- Arthur M. Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons and chairman of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

“I believe that the time is now for Atlanta to help propel our Westside communities into the future with more purpose, opportunity and connection, while preserving their unique history and vibrancy.”

- Arthur M. Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons and chairman of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

“A lot of promises have been made to this community. Many plans have been made. We were always left wanting. Always left disappointed. Finally a promise has been kept. We are going to put the Westside back to work, but we also want you to know that the Westside works.”

- Rev. Howard Beckham, pastor of new Jerusalem Baptist Church and English Avenue Neighborhood Association Board Member

“A lot of promises have been made to this community. Many plans have been made. We were always left wanting. Always left disappointed. Finally a promise has been kept. We are going to put the Westside back to work, but we also want you to know that the Westside works.”

- Rev. Howard Beckham, pastor of new Jerusalem Baptist Church and English Avenue Neighborhood Association Board Member