UGA’s Archway Partnership participates in PSO Day of Service

December 13, 2016

By Ashleigh Austel

On Friday, Nov. 18, the University of Georgia Public Service and Outreach hosted its second annual Day of Service. This year’s PSO Day of Service featured a school supply drive to assist elementary school children. The supply drive saw 100% participation from Archway Partnership faculty and staff. The Archway Partnership participated by collecting school supplies in six communities with Archway ties, as well as contributing locally to the Athens-based collection effort. Collection bins were set up in each community and citizens were encouraged to drop off supplies during the designated times. With the help of local partners, Archway Professionals throughout Georgia collected nearly 800 school supplies. All collected items will go directly to schools and clubs in Athens and Archway Partnership communities.

Local partners include:

From Candler County – Communities in Schools

From Colquitt County – Extension Office, 4-H, Department of Public Health and UGA College of Public Health

From Grady County – Archway Partnership Executive Committee

From Pulaski County – Pulaski County Youth Leadership Academy

From Spalding County – Leadership Griffin+Spalding

From Washington County – Archway Partnership Executive Committee

The Archway Partnership is a unit of the University of Georgia’s Public Service and Outreach. The Archway Partnership addresses self-identified needs in eight communities across Georgia, connecting local leaders with university resources to enhance and develop these communities.

Catherine Muse and Tina Crooms

Catherine Muse, Candler Archway Professional, shown with Tina Crooms, Executive Director for Candler County Communities in School.

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Whitney Costin, Colquitt Archway Public Health Professional, pictured with Action Pack Families staff Mandy Kinsey and Amy Blanchett.

Grady Executive Committee supply collection.

Grady Co. Executive Committee pictured with supplies collected for the Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club of Cairo and Grady County.

Participants in the Pulaski County Youth Leadership Academy shown with supplies collected for Pulaski County Elementary School.

Participants in the Pulaski County Youth Leadership Academy shown with supplies collected for Pulaski County Elementary School.

Kristen Miller presents supplies to Anne Street Elementary School.

Spalding Archway Professional Kristen Miller presents school supplies to Anne Street Elementary School.

Washington Co. Archway Partnership Executive Committee pictured with supplies collected for Ridge Road Elementary School.

Washington Co. Archway Partnership Executive Committee pictured with supplies collected for Ridge Road Elementary School.

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