Every day Public Service and Outreach faculty and staff work hard throughout the state, helping to create jobs, develop leaders and address critical issues in Georgia’s communities.

The impacts are real. In the past year, the Small Business Development Center helped launch more than 330 new businesses and assisted in creating 2,261 new jobs in Georgia. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government enrolled nearly 70,000 registrants in online and traditional training courses. The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development worked to develop leaders of all ages throughout Georgia. More than 10,200 registrants participated in continuing education courses through the Georgia Center—more than 750 from outside the United States. And this is just the beginning. PSO faculty and staff are truly going Beyond the Arch to help make lives better.

On Friday, Nov. 20, PSO faculty and staff will focus on the local Athens community. The first PSO Day of Service will include various service opportunities around Athens, including spreading mulch at the Athens Area Homeless Shelter, helping Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful by removing trash from a stream, gathering supplies for Mercy Health Center, and donating coats for the Salvation Army coat drive.

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Photo credit: Dot Paul, UGA Photographic Services, 2011