You voted Our Executive Director, Neda Abghari, as one of eleven Neighborhood MVP's for Creative Loafing's 2015 Neighborhood Issue!
Neda Abghari | Capitol View Manor
Photographer, educator, and founder of arts organization the Creatives Project Neda Abghari grew up in Tucker, but she's lived in her current corner of town since 2000. When she saw how her younger neighbors were growing up, she took notice of what was missing, and took action to fill the gaping holes she saw.
People are really enthusiastic about keeping the neighborhood diverse. We all try to stick together because we’re used to being ignored. I watched the youth grow up and not have many outlets and thought, “Why not establish a housing residency for artists in southwest Atlanta?” [Through the Creatives Project] Masud Olufani, along with a few others, were named housing recipients. We began to do outreach with Perkerson Elementary school.