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Healthcare, infrastructure and education are among the topics UGA academic experts will explore alongside outreach faculty in rural Georgia

Eight individual or teams of UGA academic faculty members were awarded seed grants to conduct research in rural communities alongside faculty from Public Service and Outreach and Cooperative Extension. The faculty members were among 20 that attended the inaugural Rural… Full story

With the help of UGA students, rural southwest Georgia community embraces transit to protect local economy

When most people think of public transportation they envision populous, metropolitan areas. Not Moultrie, Georgia. But when local residents started missing doctor’s appointments, were routinely late for work and many had to depend on other people to get where they… Full story

2021 Four for the Future

Now in its ninth year, the Four for the Future Awards, co-sponsored by Georgia Trend magazine and UGA, recognize communities and regions that have worked across public- private sector and nonprofit boundaries to address challenges in ways that will lead… Full story

UGA Institute of Government helping communities be more than “Anywhere USA”

After a year-long process led by UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government, residents of Washington County—a UGA Archway Partnership community— and its eight municipalities selected a brand, complete with tagline and logo, to draw attention to the community’s assets. READ… Full story

New leaders tapped for UGA’s Institute of Government and Archway Partnership

New directors will take the reins of UGA Public Service and Outreach programs in January, following the retirements of two longtime public service professionals. Rob Gordon, current director of the UGA Archway Partnership, will become director of the Carl Vinson… Full story

Rob Gordon named director of the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Rob Gordon, who now heads the UGA Archway Partnership, will become director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, effective Jan. 1, 2021. Gordon succeeds Laura Meadows, who is retiring after more than 30 years in state government, 11 of… Full story

UGA reaffirmed as Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

The University of Georgia has been reaffirmed as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU). The Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) designation recognizes institutions that demonstrate a substantive, sustainable and institution-wide commitment… Full story

Archway communities provide opportunities for UGA College of Public Health students

As a high school student in Hawkinsville, Georgia,  Helley Patel was involved in a youth leadership program developed through the Pulaski County Archway Partnership, a UGA program that connects rural Georgia communities to university resources. This summer, Patel reconnected with… Full story

UGA Archway Partnership joins forces with College of Public Health to help plan for COVID-19 impact in southwest Georgia

Healthcare professionals in Colquitt County have been better able to plan for their providers’ and patients’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to a customized report from the University of Georgia. Produced by the College of Public Health (CPH) in… Full story

UGA partnership helps Georgia communities manage their infrastructure

Angela Nguyen has been sheltering at home since March, but the UGA College of Engineering graduate student is still hard at work researching how to help Georgia communities — specifically smaller communities — better care for their bridges. Nguyen is… Full story

Experience in UGA Public Service and Outreach helped prepare alumna for pandemic recovery

Dealing with a crisis is nothing new for Sarah Jackson (BA ’11, MPA ’15), community partnerships manager at the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS). Now, with COVID-19, she’s finding her connections to UGA more helpful than ever…. Full story

Rural preservation students help Archway community develop agritourism

Creating an agritourism trail and promoting the novelty of farming to outsiders are among suggestions University of Georgia students offered Hart County after touring farms, meeting with local residents and learning about the county’s assets, including its poultry industry. Working through… Full story

UGA Archway helps launch high school welding program to build local workforce

Students at Thomson High School now have an on-site training program designed to help them prepare for available jobs when they graduate and meet a growing workforce need in the community. Twenty-seven students already have enrolled in the new welding… Full story

Fifth annual UGA Day of Service benefits local nonprofits and agencies

More than 200 UGA Public Service and Outreach employees planted flowers, organized books, walked dogs and reconstructed a middle school garden in Athens-Clarke County as a part of the 2019 PSO Day of Service. It was the fifth Day of… Full story

Students spend fall break helping communities recover

IMPACT Service Break students used their fall break to serve their fellow Georgians who are recovering from back-to-back natural disasters. During the Nov. 1-3 weekend, students traveled to Cairo, Georgia, less than an hour north of Tallahassee with a population… Full story

UGA’s first Archway Partnership community continues to build on its successes

When they keep inviting you back, you must be doing something right. Colquitt County leaders have continued to fund the Archway Partnership in their community, nine years beyond the original five-year commitment to the program. “We just really believe in… Full story

New Faculty Tour provides education and impact

The trip ended where it began, with a large coach bus parked outside the Georgia Center in the August heat, a group of about 50 faculty, administrators and staff milling about with their luggage and backpacks. Except, with the UGA… Full story

UGA student designs plans for an Archway Partnership community welcome center

An abandoned storefront on the Moultrie downtown square will be repurposed into a welcome center where newcomers and visitors can find information about Colquitt County. The former Citi-Trends store also will house offices and possibly a co-working space for small… Full story