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Inaugural Bobbi Meeler Sahm Service and Outreach awards benefit town-gown partnerships

Five local projects were selected to receive a total of $32,000 in awards from an endowment established by an Athens native and UGA alumna. The fund, held by the UGA Foundation, ultimately benefits Athens-Clarke County residents as well as university… Full story

UGA’s Archway Partnership wins regional award for outreach

The program now sets its sights on national award The University of Georgia is the regional winner of the 2022 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award for its Archway Partnership outreach program. The program takes UGA faculty and students… Full story

Campers get hands-on career education experiences through UGA’s Summer Academy

At the Mini Medical School summer academy, checking a patient’s pulse, stitching wounds, performing ultrasounds and dissections were the equivalent of swimming, horseback riding and crafts at ordinary summer camps. But these campers weren’t complaining. “I got to ultrasound an… Full story

Atlanta industry funds engineering summer camp at UGA for minority students

Kyla McNair quickly scanned the app on her iPhone, touched the screen and watched her robot car come to life. She then used the app to maneuver the car, built from a kit, around the floor as other campers worked… Full story

UGA will feed more local residents this fall with Campus Kitchen on wheels

The UGA Campus Kitchen trailer rolled into north Athens earlier this month, bringing food, information about available resources, and a bit of festivity to the Fowler Drive community just as Athens-Clarke County students returned to school. The first event, a… Full story

CCSD students build leadership, problem solving skills at UGA summer program

A UGA summer program is equipping Clarke County high school students to lead and look for innovative solutions to challenges they encounter. During InnovateU, around 20 Athens-Clarke County high school students were grouped into teams to develop new solutions for… Full story

Athens residents have easy access to food distributions, thanks to UGA

Food insecure Athens residents have easy access to meals, thanks to a partnership between UGA and local government One of the challenges facing Athens residents with food insecurity during the pandemic was the lack of a directory listing locations and… Full story

As COVID cases dropped, Clarke County students began returning to UGA

For Clarke County School District students, getting back to normal means going back to UGA for annual field trips. In the fall, a group of pre-Kindergarten students were the first Clarke County School District (CCSD) students on campus for a… Full story

Clayton County leadership program honored at annual community leadership conference

Leadership Clayton received UGA’s 2022 Innovations in Community Leadership Award for reinvigorating adult leadership development in Clayton County. The award, presented by the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute of Leadership Development, was formally announced during the seventh annual Community Leadership Conference,… Full story

Hand-crafted brightly lit animals delight children and adults at UGA’s first winter light show

Eight whimsical creatures are stirring up magical memories at the UGA State Botanical Garden during the inaugural Winter WonderLights event that runs through Jan. 9. Created by local artists using welded metal and thousands of dazzling lights, a cardinal, a… Full story

Winter WonderBar adds to the excitement at UGA’s first holiday light show

Condor Chocolates is making the UGA State Botanical Garden’s inaugural holiday lights show even sweeter. Locally owned by brothers Nick and Peter Dale, Condor Chocolates has created a Winter WonderBar to coincide with the garden’s holiday light show, Winter WonderLights,… Full story

UGA Public Service and Outreach faculty and staff turn out for sixth Day of Service

More than 100 UGA Public Service and Outreach faculty and staff members volunteered more than 240 hours to Athens area nonprofits, schools and other community organizations on PSO’s sixth Day of Service. Faculty and staff volunteered at 11 Athens locations,… Full story

Athens ice cream shop keeps scooping with support from UGA SBDC

Shop local on Nov. 27 to support Small Business Saturday When he was 7, Beau Shell asked for an ice cream cart for his birthday. It was a present from his parents and he began selling ice cream at events… Full story

Mobile kitchen trailer will help UGA student-run hunger relief program “meet people where they are”

UGA’s Campus Kitchen program can now provide meals to even more food-insecure Athens area residents, thanks to a mobile food trailer purchased with grant money from the University of Georgia Parents Leadership Council and funds raised by the UGA Young… Full story

UGA partnership prepares students to succeed in key Georgia industry

When Connor Logan graduates from UGA with his degree in hospitality and food industry management, he’ll have in-depth knowledge of his chosen field and hands-on experience in food and beverage service, front desk responsibilities, revenue management, and sales and events—all… Full story

UGA expands middle school program on agriculture and nutrition to community center

Even as most Clarke County schools remain online only, students in East Athens are learning about agriculture and nutrition through an in-person, hands-on UGA program offered at a neighborhood community center. UGA’s Grow It Know It (GIKI) program, a collaboration… Full story

UGA helped Team Clermont stay afloat after COVID-19 shut down live music venues and banned large gatherings

Nelson Wells has been promoting musical releases and musicians in Athens and beyond since 1997. When the pandemic hit, it threatened to shut his business down as well. “People stopped spending money and activities in general just froze,” said Wells,… Full story

UGA Campus Kitchen keeps food on the table with help from UGA Public Service and Outreach

On a rainy Monday morning in March, staff at the UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia are in the children’s garden harvesting bushels of kale, collards, parsley and beets they no longer need for educational programs this spring. They are… Full story