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UGA builds Little Free Pantries for Athens communities

Residents in two Athens apartment communities have ready access to food and basic personal needs through Little Free Pantries built by UGA’s Office of Service-Learning (OSL). OSL’s Grow It Know It (GIKI) program built the wooden boxes for the Bethel… Full story

UGA student Sarah Jackson turns service-learning into a career

After Sarah Jackson took her first service-learning course at the University of Georgia, she was hooked. Ten years later, she’s made a career out of service, community engagement and nonprofit partnerships. “Through my geography major, I became involved in a… Full story

From gardens to pantries: UGA is addressing food insecurity in Clarke County

Two Clarke County middle schools have created food pantries to address food insecurity in the Athens community, with assistance from AmeriCorps VISTAs at UGA. At Hilsman Middle School, where VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Katie Stanhope is assigned to… Full story

“Dining at Denney” goes to the farmers market

On July 20, 2016 the Campus Kitchen at UGA (CKUGA) hosted its first summer meal at Jessie B. Denney Tower, a unit of the Athens Housing Authority (AHA), specifically for low-income adults over the age of 60. The evening’s program… Full story

Now 10 years old, UGA service-learning continues to grow

Service-learning was happening at the University of Georgia a decade ago. But the establishment of the Office of Service-Learning brought the pedagogy out of the shadows. “There was no real support for it,” said OSL Director Shannon Wilder. “There was… Full story

Student spotlight: David Harshbarger

David Harshbarger, a mathematics and human geography major from Milledgeville, Ga., serves because he says, “I realized that the world I live in consists of more than what I can see from where I’m standing, and that UGA has given… Full story