2022 National Award for Community Engagement


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

Pulaski County Archway Partnership to hold listening session for community input

As the Pulaski County University of Georgia Archway Partnership™ continues to work on community-identified priorities, the Archway executive committee will be hosting a listening session on Sept. 7 to set new goals for the program. Since 2009, Archway has completed… Full story

UGA and USDA host Athens community members to discuss new initiative

University of Georgia and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) leadership hosted nearly 40 Athens agricultural stakeholders, community members and elected officials to strategize and discuss grant opportunities for community gardens in Athens on Tuesday. This partnership between the… Full story

New Archway Professional starts work in Thomson-McDuffie

Thomson-McDuffie is welcoming its new University of Georgia Archway Partnership™ faculty member Sarah Adams, following Sam Perren’s promotion to Operations Coordinator earlier this year. Adams, a Watkinsville native, has served as the Archway Professional in Colquitt County since 2018. Sarah… Full story

Moultrie police share mental health co-responder model

University of Georgia Archway Partnership™ faculty member Sarah Adams and community members from Moultrie recently presented on the Moultrie co-responder project at the annual International Town and Gown Association (ITGA) conference in Colorado. The ITGA is a nonprofit dedicated to… Full story