2022 National Award for Community Engagement


The Pulaski Archway Partnership visits campus with its youth leadership program

The basketball courts at the Ramsey Student Recreation Center turned into a championship arena in July when 50 teenagers from the Pulaski LIFE League came to the University of Georgia to play the final games of their season. But the… Full story

PSO Fellow works with communities around Georgia on STEM-based technology programs

Theodore Kopcha, an associate professor in the department of career and information sciences in UGA’s College of Education, has dedicated the majority of his career to finding better ways to integrate technology in K-12 and higher education. For the past… Full story

Building a culture of health in Georgia

Imagine that every Georgian has fresh food to eat, lives on safe streets, and enjoys physical and mental well-being—no matter what their ethnicity, income or zip code. Teams from five Georgia communities participating in the University of Georgia’s Public Health… Full story

EcoScapes to celebrate National Pollinator Week with garden program in Brunswick

The EcoScapes Sustainable Landscaping program at the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, units of UGA Office of Public Service and Outreach, will celebrate National Pollinator Week this month in coastal Georgia. The EcoScapes program and its… Full story

Archway Partnership utilizes Institute of Government resources for communities

The University of Georgia Archway Partnership has worked closely in recent months with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government to provide assistance in five Archway communities across Georgia. Training was held in Metter for local Downtown Development Authority Boards from… Full story

Regional leadership forum focuses on collaboration and generational differences

Augusta-area leaders gathered at the Columbia County Exhibition Center in Grovetown on May 4 for their annual regional leadership forum. This year’s focus was on collaboration, generational differences and how both relate to leadership. The one-day event was facilitated by… Full story

State Botanical Garden celebrates Earth Day 2015 with prairie restoration planting

Prairies are something new to Georgia – or maybe very old, depending on your point of view. Conservation professionals at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia are betting that prairies have been around a long time, at least since the… Full story

Pulaski County Archway Partnership forms Downtown Merchants Association

In October, the Archway Partnership in Pulaski County hosted a community-wide listening session to update priorities and share recent accomplishments. At this event, support and interest for Hawkinsville’s downtown was the main priority to emerge. This resulted in the creation… Full story

Public Service and Outreach veteran named director of Archway Partnership

Athens, Ga.—Robert E. Gordon Jr., a public finance lawyer and former University of Georgia Public Service and Outreach faculty member, has been named director of the Archway Partnership, effective today. From 2010 to 2014, Gordon served as economic development and… Full story

Griffin-Spalding County named UGA’s 12th Archway Partnership community

Athens, Ga. – Griffin-Spalding County is the University of Georgia’s newest Archway Partnership community, bringing to 12 the number of counties across Georgia to participate in the unique community development initiative. “Griffin-Spalding County has progressive visionary leadership, a key ingredient… Full story