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Georgia Works: Workforce development is job one for UGA outreach programs

Workforce development is perhaps the most critical issue facing many of Georgia’s communities. Even before the pandemic, businesses across the state were struggling to fill positions, while nearby residents traveled miles from home to get to jobs that matched their… Full story

UGA seafood pitch competition aims to boost coastal economy

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is looking for innovative ideas to help individuals and businesses in the seafood industry recover from economic disruptions created by the COVID-19 pandemic. “What’s the Hook?” is a seafood pitch competition, funded by… Full story

Georgia Center’s youth director recognized with Public Service and Outreach award

Alyssa Weyant, director of youth programs at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, was recognized with a Public Service and Outreach Spotlight Award in September. PSO Vice President Jennifer Frum surprised Weyant during a Zoom meeting. “For the… Full story

UGA faculty member recognized as one of state’s most influential Asian Americans

As Georgia business communities continue to diversify, the UGA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is expanding its service to include programs in foreign languages. SBDC consultant and Philippine-born Benny StaRomana is a key component to moving that agenda along. He… Full story

UGA webinars to help government leaders better understand American Rescue Plan Act

The UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government is providing a series of free webinars to help government leaders plan and think strategically about how to invest in their communities with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. These webinars, part of… Full story

Experience UGA goes virtual during the pandemic, with activities that K-8 students can use in the classroom and at home

The stage lights are shining and the curtain is in place, ready to be opened with the click of a computer mouse. Push play, and the story of Adelaide and the Fairy World comes to life on the computer screen…. Full story

UGA Public Service and Outreach awards recognize achievement, creativity and contributions that improve quality of life

Eight University of Georgia faculty and staff members will be recognized this week for their commitment to public service and outreach. Award winners were selected from UGA academic and research faculty, Cooperative Extension and Public Service and Outreach units. They… Full story

UGA community leadership development initiative enters second year, taking application for new participants

In her role as Elbert County Chamber of Commerce president, Leslie Friedman saw a gap in the community’s workforce that needed addressing. “I felt like our community needed more resources and training for ‘middle management’ in our community, specifically in… Full story

A revolutionary map created by UGA is leading to expanded statewide internet access

Wide swaths of South Georgia lack access to high-speed internet service. But where are the most households lacking broadband access in the state? Fulton County. Thanks to a groundbreaking map — the first of its kind in the United States… Full story

Market knowledge and operational flexibility lead freight carrier through pandemic

Justin Hughes left trucking and moved into real estate in 2007, just before the Great Recession. After he decided to return to trucking two years later, he reached out to the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at Clayton… Full story

UGA honors late judge, announces new programs at annual leadership conference

The UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development presented its 2021 Innovations in Community Leadership Award posthumously to Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson Jr., in honor of his commitment to developing leaders and strengthening his hometown of Newton County… Full story

Institute of Government employee receives PSO award for virtual programming during the pandemic

Carl Vinson Institute of Government Program Coordinator Michael Moryc is the 10th recipient of the Public Service and Outreach Spotlight Award for his work helping institute faculty transition to online programming when the COVID-19 pandemic began last year. “It’s no… Full story

UGA schedules another webinar to help businesses and nonprofits apply for federal money

UGA Public Service and Outreach will host another webinar on Feb. 26 to help owners and operators of entertainment venues and nonprofits apply for federal funding available through the Economic Aid Act. The webinar will include representatives from the UGA… Full story

PSO award goes to Fanning Institute researcher for determination, dedication and loyalty

A strategic planning meeting at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development appeared routine until UGA Public Service and Outreach (PSO) Vice President Jennifer Frum appeared on the Zoom screen and called out the latest PSO Employee Spotlight Award winner,… Full story

UGA continues to assist small businesses hurt financially by the pandemic

As federal emergency funding continues to be available to small businesses, the UGA Small Business Development Center is offering webinars and one-to-one assistance to business owners and operators hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since Jan. 1, 2021: • The UGA… Full story

Georgia K-12 students have real-time virtual access to UGA’s marine education curriculum

On the deck of the Sea Dawg, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s 43-foot research vessel, Marine Educator Dodie Sanders sets up her computer, webcam and teaching props, which include live fish, corals and a stingray. She introduces herself through… Full story

UGA poised to assist nonprofits apply for COVID-19 relief funding

Nonprofit organizations in Georgia that have been hurt financially by the pandemic can reach out to the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development for assistance in applying for federal aid. The Economic Aid Act, a part of the overall… Full story

UGA poised to help small business apply for newly available relief funding

The University of Georgia is prepared to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations apply for relief funding now available through the federal Economic Aid Act. The UGA Small Business Development Center has scheduled three webinars to help explain eligibility for… Full story