2022 National Award for Community Engagement

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Dublin-Laurens County announced as new Archway Partnership community

The University of Georgia has named Dublin-Laurens County as the newest Archway Partnership™ community. The Archway Partnership, a unit of UGA Public Service and Outreach, connects university faculty and students with partner communities to address locally identified issues through the… Full story

Sylvester awarded UGA Connected Resilient Community designation

The city of Sylvester has earned UGA’s Connected Resilient Community (CRC) designation after working alongside University of Georgia partners to complete multiple projects designed to make the community more attractive to economic development and improve quality of life. Sylvester was… Full story

Six recipients selected to each receive $145,000 in USDA Funding

Recipients will use the funding to advance agricultural education and initiatives in Georgia Throughout the past year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the University of Georgia (UGA) have engaged with hundreds of community members at listening sessions across… Full story

UGA program increases collaboration for rural engagement opportunities

The University of Georgia puts its resources and expertise to work for communities across the state by connecting its renowned public service and outreach network with academic faculty who want to support those efforts with their research. The interdisciplinary Rural… Full story

UGA Archway Partnership connecting local UGA students to internships with Pulaski County businesses

Local students attending the University of Georgia are eligible to participate in paid summer internships with local businesses. The program, developed by the UGA Archway Partnership and the UGA Career Center, is part of the Pulaski County Archway Partnership’s strategy… Full story

UGA Archway Partnership community takes home Visionary City Award

The city of Hawkinsville, which has been an Archway Partnership™ community since 2009, was recently honored at the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Cities United Summit with the 2024 Visionary City Award. The award is presented by GMA and Georgia Trend… Full story

UGA Archway Partnership and School of Social Work help Colquitt nonprofits plan for future

Nonprofit leaders in Colquitt County are working together through the University of Georgia Archway Partnership™ to plan and explore ways to keep supporters engaged and appeal to future generations. Thanks to UGA’s Rural Engagement Workshop for Academic Faculty, which introduces… Full story

UGA helps new park project come to life in Thomson

The revitalization of downtown Thomson has been one of its priorities since the UGA Archway Partnership™ started working with the community in 2017. There has been a range of projects to improve downtown since then, including the comprehensive Renaissance Strategic… Full story

UGA welcomes new Archway Partnership™ community

The University of Georgia is pleased to welcome Newton County as the newest Archway Partnership community. The Archway Partnership, a unit of UGA Public Service and Outreach, connects university faculty and students with partner communities to address locally-identified issues through… Full story

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