Second-year Lyndhurst grant to support Downtown Renaissance Partnership

For the second consecutive year, the Lyndhurst Foundation has approved a grant to support a series of downtown revitalization projects coordinated by the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening metro Chattanooga’s economy, is… Full story

Leadership training helps Georgia non-profits run more efficiently and effectively

Elaine Armstrong still thumbs through the binder she received three years ago while attending the Executive Leadership Program for Non-Profit Organizations (ELPNO) at the University of Georgia. Armstrong credits the week-long training at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development… Full story

UGA recognizes longtime community servant with inaugural leadership award

Moultrie businessman instrumental in launch of UGA Archway Partnership wins award from Fanning Institute.
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UGA scholar selected for Knauss Fellowship

University of Georgia alumna Shiyu (Rachel) Wang has been awarded the John A. Knauss Marine Policy fellowship for 2017. Full story

UGA outreach programs help Georgia communities grow and prosper

University of Georgia outreach programs had a $753 million impact on the state of Georgia last year, with communities benefiting from leadership training, downtown revitalization, workforce development and assistance to small businesses, among others. Overall, UGA had a $5.25 billion… Full story

SBDC helps new businesses revitalize downtown Macon

On a warm afternoon, you might find 30-40 people hanging out at the corner of Poplar and First streets, talking, laughing and enjoying a beverage. The draw is Just Tap’d, a small business launched last year in downtown Macon. With… Full story

Institute of Government helps Gainesville improve downtown access, spur new growth

To get from Brenau University and the Northeast Georgia Medical Center to Gainesville’s business district means navigating across four bustling streets—a virtual traffic moat around downtown. Few people willingly make the walk, which some say has hindered development in the… Full story

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant help coastal communities lower flood insurance rates

When Hurricane Matthew hit the Georgia coast last year, it left 18 inches of standing water in the garage of Deb Baber’s Tybee Island home. And it reaffirmed the decision she made two years ago to elevate her house, protecting… Full story

Fanning Institute helps girls prepare for college, find scholarships

A college education once seemed out of reach for Geniquiya Meredith. She heard about the crippling costs to attend even a state-supported school. There was no one at home to help her navigate the complicated federal application for student loans…. Full story

Institute of Government helps Augusta area identify ways to meet workforce needs

Teenagers in vivid red T-shirts tighten steering assemblies with whirring power tools, filling a critical workforce need for Textron Specialized vehicles, a rapidly growing Augusta manufacturer. Just minutes earlier, the teens, students in the Richmond County School System, had been… Full story

Design a bulldog; win $2,000

University of Georgia students are encouraged to submit design proposals for a fiberglass bulldog that will be installed in front of the Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. The winning designer will receive $2,000 and have his/her artwork featured on… Full story

Lending and marketing assistance from SBDC help put Augusta meat market on the map

Meat markets and butcher shops nationwide are losing more and more customers to competition from traditional grocery stores, super centers and nontraditional food retailers like Target. But don’t tell Wayne Lanier’s customers in Augusta. They wouldn’t believe it. In fact,… Full story

Archway Partnership community to partner with Koyo Bearings for apprenticeship program

Grady County is creating an apprenticeship program with Koyo Bearings, a ball bearing and roller bearing manufacturing plant in Cairo, Ga., to better prepare local graduates for jobs with the company. Classroom components for the program will be delivered at… Full story

UGA and high school students take top prizes in State Botanical Garden of Georgia’s annual student art contest

Two University of Georgia students and one Locust Grove High School student were chosen as the top three winners in the annual student art contest held by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, a unit of UGA Public Service and… Full story

Campus Kitchen at UGA begins new food recovery partnership with Publix

The Campus Kitchen at UGA has begun regular food recovery pickups from the Publix on Atlanta Highway, thanks to an introduction by the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. The Food Bank recovers from this Publix on weekdays, but does not… Full story

Healthier Together collaborative begins in Calhoun and Taliaferro counties

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development is collaborating with the UGA College of Public Health and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to help Calhoun and Taliaferro counties strengthen and increase community-wide efforts for healthier eating and… Full story

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant honored by coastal preservation group

University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant programs and people were recognized at the first awards presentation by 100 Miles, a nonprofit organization working to protect and preserve the Georgia coast. John “Crawfish” Crawford, an educator and boat… Full story

UGA Small Business Development Center has big impact on Georgia

The most recent data from the UGA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) annual economic impact study indicates that SBDC clients experienced annual sales growth of 12.0 percent, while the average Georgia business experienced sales growth of 5.5 percent. Employment for… Full story