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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

UGA helps coastal communities mitigate flooding by creating rain gardens to siphon water

The highest property in the Urbana-Perry Park neighborhood in Brunswick, Ga., sits just 10 feet above sea level. Homeowners William and Bonnie Kitts have lived there for nine years. “This is actually my wife’s father’s grandfather’s home that he grew… 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

UGA student-designed park comes to life for Hart County Archway Partnership

When Hartwell residents turned out in May to install plants at the site of a new downtown park, UGA alumna Elizabeth Crimmins was right there alongside them in the dirt. Crimmins, a student from Chattanooga who earned her Master of… Full story

UGA map helps state leaders distribute federal money for broadband expansion

Nearly a year after unveiling a groundbreaking map that showed far more Georgians than previously thought were without broadband access, the University of Georgia  has helped the state distribute more than $400 million in grants to bring faster and more… Full story

Boosting rural Georgia

Support from UGA Foundation benefits students and communities A generous $500,000 gift from the University of Georgia Foundation board of trustees to support rural economic development will enable UGA to reach even more communities and provide experiential learning opportunities to… Full story

UGA names Thomson-McDuffie County the state’s first Connected Resilient Community

Thomson-McDuffie County, Ga., is the inaugural recipient of UGA’s Connected Resilient Community (CRC) designation, which recognizes Georgia communities that partner with university experts to increase economic development potential. McDuffie County has been a UGA Archway Partnership community since 2017 and, in… Full story

UGA students work through Grady County Archway Partnership on capstone project

It may be a coincidence that Grady College and Grady County share the same namesake in Henry W. Grady, but they also share something else: a group of dedicated students making an impact with their skills and talent. Students from… Full story

UGA Public Service and Outreach appoints two interim positions

Matthew Bishop, director of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and senior public service faculty member, was appointed by Vice President for Public Service and Outreach (PSO) Jennifer Frum to serve as interim associate vice president for PSO through… Full story

Eric Bonaparte and his sister Carol Bonaparte celebrated at the Small Business Development Center annual awards presentation

Retired SBDC Associate State Director Eric Bonaparte and his sister Carol Bonaparte celebrated with award winners at the Small Business Development Center’s annual awards presentation Wednesday night. A $25,000 gift from Bonaparte endowed the annual Consultant of the Year award,… Full story

During Irma PSO units come to the aid of displaced families and homebound older adults

UGA Public Service and Outreach units stepped up to provide lodging, food, water and other supplies for families in need during Hurricane Irma. The Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel provided a home-away-from-home for evacuees and their pets fleeing… Full story

Hawkinsville teenager uses leadership skills to mentor middle school girls

It is no secret that middle school is a time of tumultuous change and transition for young people. Hawkinsville High School junior Lizzy Gainous wants to help make that transition a little easier. Gainous graduated from the Pulaski Tomorrow Youth… Full story

UGA students compete to “Raise the Dough” for local hunger relief

Beginning Feb. 17, students with the Campus Kitchen at the University of Georgia (CKUGA) will compete against other Campus Kitchens across the nation in a weeklong “Raise the Dough” online fundraising challenge. CKUGA leaders hope to raise at least $2,500… Full story

Student researcher works through State Botanical Garden to repopulate habitat for monarch butterflies

An area of Panola Mountain State Park is the latest site to be repopulated with native wildflowers to attract Monarch butterflies, thanks to the State Botanical Garden at the University of Georgia. Working with faculty and staff at the garden’s… Full story

UGA outreach programs help Georgia communities grow and prosper

University of Georgia outreach programs had a $753 million impact on the state of Georgia last year, with communities benefiting from leadership training, downtown revitalization, workforce development and assistance to small businesses, among others. Overall, UGA had a $5.25 billion… Full story

Public Service and Outreach announces new Facilitation Academy, 2017 participants

Twenty-four University of Georgia faculty and staff members have been selected to participate in the inaugural class of the Public Service and Outreach (PSO) 2017 Facilitation Academy. The newly established Facilitation Academy is a yearlong professional development program that provides… Full story

Community impact: Public Service and Outreach hosts second Day of Service

More than 225 UGA employees contributed 550 total hours of service to nonprofit organizations in Athens-Clarke County. Full story

Hundreds turn out to raise money for oyster hatchery

  An oyster roast on the banks of the Skidaway River drew more than 200 people on a perfect fall night to celebrate and raise money for Georgia’s first oyster hatchery. Guests used their commemorative Marine Extension and Georgia Sea… Full story