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AT&T Foundation contribution to support Embark Georgia network

A $25,000 contribution from the AT&T Foundation will help the University of Georgia increase college access and retention for youth who have experienced foster care or homelessness. Embark Georgia, founded and run by UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development,… Full story

UGA, food bank partnership promotes healthy eating

Teaching people to grow, cook and eat healthy foods is the key goal of a partnership between the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA and the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Camaria Welch, a graduate student in the University… Full story

Campus Kitchen at UGA prepares for 6th Annual Turkeypalooza

Student volunteers with the Campus Kitchen at UGA will deliver groceries for Thanksgiving meals to 230 families and prepared meals to another 150 homebound individuals during the 2017 Turkeypalooza, scheduled for Nov. 17-20. From Nov. 1-16, Campus Kitchen (CKUGA) will… Full story

UGA, Fanning Institute host inaugural Embark Georgia Leadership Conference

Instead of just hearing about the barriers to college admission that face youth who are homeless or in foster care, about 150 people at UGA for the Embark Georgia Leadership Conference got to experience the obstacles and the frustration. For… Full story

Annual Moonlight 5K to benefit Campus Kitchen

A nighttime road race that supports UGA student-powered hunger relief is the perfect run for Brad Turner. The LEAD Athens Moonlight 5K on April 7 combines two passions for Brad Turner, coordinator of Campus Kitchen at UGA (CKUGA), a program… 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

Inaugural cohort of Experience UGA ambassadors selected

Experience UGA has named its inaugural cohort of 11 ambassadors. These students will assist the program in a variety of capacities, including: serving as primary volunteers and trip facilitators; building stronger relationships between Experience UGA and the elementary, middle, and high schools;… Full story

Campus Kitchen at UGA partners with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

The Campus Kitchen at UGA (CKUGA) applied to become an official partner agency of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, which will enable the student led group to shop at the Food Bank for food to use in their meal… Full story

Student spotlight: Iva Dimitrova

Iva Dimitrova, an anthropology and mass media arts major from Duluth, Ga., serves because she believes she is personally responsible for giving back what she has been given through the support of her family and mentors, and through her education… Full story

Student spotlight: Elizabeth Hardister

Elizabeth Hardister, an international affairs major from Dunwoody, Ga., says being involved in service has allowed her to actively apply the skills she’s learned in the classroom and in her research and enhanced her understanding of the concepts she’s studying… Full story