2022 National Award for Community Engagement

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Hartwell, Georgia’s downtown of the year

The University of Georgia Archway Partnership™ congratulates the city of Hartwell for winning Outstanding Community Transformation/Downtown of the Year at this year’s Georgia Downtown Association conference. The award is the result of the efforts of multiple partners and community leaders… Full story

Hart County awarded UGA Connected Resilient Community designation

Hart County has earned UGA’s Connected Resilient Community designation after working alongside University of Georgia partners to complete multiple projects designed to make them more attractive to economic development. Hart County was awarded the CRC designation during the 32nd Annual… Full story

Two more rural Georgia counties complete projects to qualify as UGA Connected Resilient Communities

Leaders in Washington County installed electric vehicle charging stations to lure travelers into the rural downtown to eat and shop while their cars recharged. About 100 miles north, Hart County rebranded its education foundation and developed a marketing plan to… Full story

Second Georgia community earns UGA medal for resiliency

Photos by Sherrié Raleigh An exposition designed to better educate residents about the value of agriculture to the state, and to showcase potential careers in agritourism has earned Hart County a silver medal with just two projects to go to… 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. When Hartwell residents turned out in May to install plants… Full story

Rural Georgians often lack care for dementia. UGA aims to change that.

The Archway Partnership is collaborating with two of UGA’s academic colleges to help residents in rural Georgia communities better understand Alzheimers disease and other forms of dementia. Faculty from the College of Public Health’s Institute of Gerontology and from Extension,… Full story

Archway helping to boost local newspaper

With limited resources for local journalists and small-town newspapers, it can be difficult to provide the kind of training in digital tools that is increasingly required in today’s news environment. The Digital Natives program at the University of Georgia is… Full story

Hart County Archway Partnership hosts Georgia Grown Webinar

The Hart County Archway Partnership recently hosted a Georgia Grown webinar as a continuation of the regional conversations to promote agritourism in Hart, Franklin, and Stephens counties. The virtual webinar featured Cheryl Smith, Agritourism Manager with the Georgia Department of… Full story

Hart Archway Partnership announces new Archway Professional

The Hart County Archway Partnership has made it official and announced that interim Archway Professional (AP) Rosanna Cruz-Bibb has been hired on a permanent basis. Rosanna comes to Hart County after serving as the Program Coordinator for the Archway Partnership… Full story

Another great year for the Archway Partnership in Hart County

Although the spring semester ended a little differently than we all anticipated, the Hart Archway Partnership has continued in its mission to connect Hart County to the resources of the University of Georgia for the community’s benefit. The group completed… Full story