South Atlanta Civic League: a collection of South Atlanta residents joining together to improve our neighborhood and build community. The civic league was established in 1952 and has been the continuous voice of the residents of the South Atlanta Community for over 40 years. In its early years, the civic league played a vital role in the neighborhood’s decision making, such as its residential definition and zoning. It also was instrumental in the political growth of the district. Mr. Lucious Simon was the first President and remained president by acclamation until 1998 when he stepped down leaving an impeccable legacy. The focus of the South Atlanta Civic League remains on the overall social and economic health of the community.

We would love for you to join us the 1st Monday of every month at 6:30 PM – with the exception of Mondays that fall on a holiday in which case we will meet the following Tuesday. Our meetings are held at the Bethlehem Senior Center  at 87 Thayer Avenue SE located on the corner of Lansing Street and Thayer Avenue.

For more information contact one of our officers:

  • Russell Hopson, President
  • Josh Noblitt, Vice President
  • Fran Carroll, Treasurer
  • Katie Delp, Secretary
  • Kore Bridges, Assistant Secretary
  • Chris McCord, Palimentarian

Where is South Atlanta? Does it include College Park, Pittsburgh, and Lakewood Heights? No. South Atlanta – like East Atlanta – is an officially recognized neighborhood. South Atlanta sits in the center of NPU-Y. The neighborhood is a mile south of Turner Field, home to the Atlanta Braves, and a mile north of Aaron’s Amphitheatre, formerly known as the Lakewood Amphitheatre. The neighborhood originated in the late 1880′s as it grew up around the prestige campuses of Clark University and Gammon Theological Seminary; our streets are named after the presidents and professors of these educational institutions. If you live anywhere between Gammon and Turman Avenues – you are a South Atlanta resident.