The Sport for Good Atlanta Alliance will focus on five areas: Education, Employment & Income, Health & Well-Being, Community Cohesion, and Sustainability.

Because we envision thriving communities on Atlanta’s Westside, these focus areas intentionally address a range of factors that enable youth, their families, and their communities to flourish. Within each focus area, each working group identified specific outcomes, which serve as the long-term goals for their work, and objectives, which function as guideposts as they implement the strategies. Check out our PLAYBOOK for the details.

All told, we expect to affect over 7,000 households within the target communities over the next three years.

Employment & Income Outcomes:

  • Youth have access to career opportunities so they can be independent.

  • Increase high-quality training and networking opportunities.
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Median Income

Data Sources: Decennial Census (2000) & American Community Survey ( 2013-2017). Data is not adjusted for inflation.

As the chart shows, the median income of neighborhoods in the Laureus project area currently is far below that of the city. Additionally, the city has seen a significant increase in its median income over time, whereas income has changed little within these neighborhoods.

English Avenue: Employees by sector

Data Sources: US Census Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) & ESRI Business Analyst Online (2018)

Sector2019
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting0
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction18
Manufacturing82
Wholesale Trade37
Retail Trade76
Transportation & Warehousing7
Information42
Finance & Insurance5
Real Estate, Rental & Leasing18
Professional, Scientific & Tech Services293
Management of Companies & Enterprises0
Administrative & Support & Waste Management & Remediation Services25
Educational Services12
Health Care & Social Assistance37
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation133
Accommodation & Food Services88
Other Services (except Public Administration)164
Public Administration7
Unclassified Establishments6
Total1,050

Professional, scientific and technical services forms the largest employment sector in the English Avenue neighborhood, followed by services outside of public administration and the arts. There are no residents employed in agriculture, mining, utilities and management.

English Avenue: Employees – 2015 Snapshot

Data Sources: Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD), US Census, On The Map (2015)

Total Employees = 1,158
AgeCountShare
Age 29 or younger46740.3%
Age 30 to 5452745.5%
Age 55 or older16414.2%

Educational attainmentCountShare
Less than high school1089.3%
High school or equivalent, no college21018.1%
Some college or Associate degree20317.5%
Bachelor's degree or advanced degree17014.7%
Not Available46740.3%
GenderCountShare
Male61352.9%
Female54547.1%

Monthly EarningsCountShare
$1,250 per month or less37332.2%
$1,251 to $3,333 per month47240.8%
More than $3,333 per month31327.0%
 

English Avenue: 2015 – Net Job Inflow/Outflow

Image
2015 Snapshot  
CountShare
Employed in English Avenue1,542100.0%
Living in English Avenue1,15875.1%
Net Job Inflow (+) or Outflow (-)384-
2015 Snapshot  
CountShare
Living in English Avenue1,158100.0%
Living and Employed in English Avenue121.0%
Living in English Avenue but Employed Outside1,14699.0%
Employed in English Avenue but Living Outside1,530
2015 Snapshot    
OUTFLOWINFLOW
CountShareCountShare
Workers Earn $1,250 per month or less37132.4%
399

26.1%
Workers Earn $1,251 to $3,333 per month46940.9%
416

27.2%
Workers Earn More than $3,333 per month30626.7%
715

46.7%
Total1,1461,530

The map above shows how many people enter an area to work, how many people leave the area to work, and how many people live and work in the area. It shows that very few people who live there are also working there. To see additional data about the job location dynamics, click the plus sign on the bars to the right of the map.

The outflow/inflow job characteristics bar shows that the majority of residents leave the neighborhood to earn $1,251 to $3,333 a month. The majority of people entering the neighborhood to work, however, are earning more than $3,333 a month.

Vine City: Employees by sector

Data Sources: US Census Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) & ESRI Business Analyst Online (2018)

Sector2019
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting0
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction12
Manufacturing8
Wholesale Trade0
Retail Trade234
Transportation & Warehousing40
Information1
Finance & Insurance0
Real Estate, Rental & Leasing41
Professional, Scientific & Tech Services18
Management of Companies & Enterprises0
Administrative & Support & Waste Management & Remediation Services22
Educational Services79
Health Care & Social Assistance45
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation50
Accommodation & Food Services105
Other Services (except Public Administration)108
Public Administration127
Unclassified Establishments0
Total890

Retail trade is the largest employment sector in Vine City, with about a quarter of its employee base working in it. The second largest sector is public administration and other services outside of public administration.

Like English Avenue, there are no residents employed in agriculture, mining, utilities or management. Vine City also has no residents employed in finance and insurance or wholesale trade.

Vine City: Employees – 2015 Snapshot

Data Source: Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD), US Census, On The Map (2015)

Total Employees = 1,395
AgeCountShare
Age 29 or younger43130.9%
Age 30 to 5480757.8%
Age 55 or older15711.3%

Educational attainmentCountShare
Less than high school16511.8%
High school or equivalent, no college30822.1%
Some college or Associate degree32223.1%
Bachelor's degree or advanced degree16912.1%
Not Available43130.9%
GenderCountShare
Male71050.9%
Female68549.1%

Monthly EarningsCountShare
$1,250 per month or less51837.1%
$1,251 to $3,333 per month62144.5%
More than $3,333 per month25618.4%
 

Vine City: 2015 – Net Job Inflow/Outflow

Image
2015 Snapshot  
CountShare
Employed in Vine City341100.0%
Living in Vine City1,395409.1%
Net Job Inflow (+) or Outflow (-)-1,054-
2015 Snapshot  
CountShare
Living in Vine City1,395100.0%
Living and Employed in Vine City40.3%
Living in Vine City but Employed Outside1,39199.7%
Employed in Vine City but Living Outside337
2015 Snapshot    
OUTFLOWINFLOW
CountShareCountShare
Workers Earning $1,250 per month or less51437%
108

32%%
Workers Earning $1,251 to $3,333 per month62144.6%
130

38.6%
Workers Earning More than $3,333 per month25618.4%
99

29.4%
Total1,391337
Nearly everyone living in Vine City leaves the neighborhood to work, and nearly 45 percent are headed to jobs that bring in between $1,251 and $3,333 a month. Nearly 39 percent of people traveling into the neighborhood to work have a similar earnings profile.

Washington Park: Employees by sector

Data Sources: US Census Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) & ESRI Business Analyst Online (2018)

NAISC Code2019
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting1
Mining0
Utilities3
Construction26
Manufacturing77
Wholesale Trade15
Retail Trade34
Transportation & Warehousing22
Information41
Finance & Insurance24
Real Estate, Rental & Leasing26
Professional, Scientific & Tech Services95
Management of Companies & Enterprises0
Administrative & Support & Waste Management & Remediation Services24
Educational Services9
Health Care & Social Assistance70
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation17
Accommodation & Food Services33
Other Services (except Public Administration)71
Public Administration129
Unclassified Establishments10
Total726

The public administration sector is the largest employer in Washington Park, followed by professional, scientific and tech services. Like other neighborhoods in the study area, it has no residents working in mining or the management of companies and enterprises.

Washington Park: Employees – 2015 Snapshot

Data Source: Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD), US Census, On The Map (2015)

Total Employees = 965
AgeCountShare
Age 29 or younger27628.6%
Age 30 to 5454156.1%
Age 55 or older14815.3%

Educational attainmentCountShare
Less than high school11812.2%
High school or equivalent, no college22323.1%
Some college or Associate degree21822.6%
Bachelor's degree or advanced degree13013.5%
Educational attainment not available (workers aged 29 or younger)27628.6%
GenderCountShare
Male47048.7%
Female49551.3%

Monthly EarningsCountShare
$1,250 per month or less35837.1%
$1,251 to $3,333 per month43044.6%
More than $3,333 per month17718.3%
 

Washington Park: 2015 – Net Job Inflow/Outflow

Image
2015 Snapshot  
CountShare
Employed in Washington Park911100.0%
Living in Washington Park965105.9%
Net Job Inflow (+) or Outflow (-)-54-
2015 Snapshot  
CountShare
Living in Washington Park965100.0%
Living and Employed in Washington Park70.7%
Living in Washington Park but Employed Outside95899.3%
Employed in Washington Park but Living Outside90
2015 Snapshot    
OUTFLOWINFLOW
CountShareCountShare
Workers Earning $1,250 per month or less35737.3%10011.1%
Workers Earning $1,251 to $3,333 per month42844.7%30233.4%
Workers Earning More than $3,333 per month17318.1%50255.5%
Total958904
There is an almost equal number of people traveling into and leaving Washington Park for work every day. Of those who leave, 45 percent earn between $1,251 and $3,333 per month. Over half of the people traveling into the neighborhood to work, on the other hand, make $3,333 or more per month.

High School Student Readiness

Data Sources: College and Career Ready Performance Index - Georgia Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) (2018)

Readiness measures whether students are participating in activities preparing them for and demonstrating readiness for the next level, college, or career. High school indicators include literacy, student attendance, accelerated enrollment, pathway completion, and college and career readiness.
 

Washington High

Career Technical and Agricultural Education Pathway
77.7%
College and Career Readiness
34.5%

Douglass High

Career Technical and Agricultural Education Pathway
71.25%
College and Career Readiness
38.03%

BEST Academy

Career Technical and Agricultural Education Pathway
82%
College and Career Readiness
52.94%
As the charts show, BEST Academy students tend to be more ready for both college and technical careers than their peers in Washington and Douglass High Schools.

Training Centers

Data Source: Metro Atlanta eXchange for Workforce Solutions (2019)

English Avenue: Training Centers

0

New Hope Enterprises

Vine City: Training Centers

0
Fulton County Office of Workforce Development - Neighborhood Union Health Center

Washington Park: Training Centers

0

Training Centers within 1/2 Boundary of all three neighborhoods

0
  • Bauder College
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • DOC B Center for Academics Resources Enrichment Self-sufficient, Inc.
  • Fulton County Office of Workforce Development – Neighborhood Union Health Center
  • New Hope Enterprises

Poverty

Data Sources: American Community Survey (2013-2017)

In both 2000 and 2017, neighborhoods in the Laureus study area experienced elevated poverty rates compared to the city. Little has changed over time, though Washington Park did see a slight drop in its poverty rates.