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UGA program helps improve downtown Thomaston

Students take the lead on projects to revitalize the community The second project for the City of Thomaston in the University of Georgia’s Connected Resilient Communities (CRC) program brought UGA students and faculty to town to develop strategies for making… Full story

Expanding access to agricultural pathways across Georgia

A $1.5 million USDA grant will allow the University of Georgia to help advance agricultural initiatives and innovative food production in Georgia as part of the USDA’s Food System Transformation framework. The UGA Archway Partnership will administer the grant using its… Full story

Sylvester announced as new participant for UGA Connected Resilient Communities program

The newest participants in the University of Georgia’s Connected Resilient Communities (CRC) program were announced recently at the 32nd Annual UGA Public Service and Outreach Meeting and Awards Luncheon at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel in Athens…. Full story

Washington County awarded UGA Connected Resilient Community designation

Washington 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. Washington County was awarded the CRC designation during the 32nd Annual… 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

Georgia communities recognized with UGA resiliency designation

Two more Georgia counties have earned UGA’s Connected Resilient Community designation after working alongside university experts to complete projects designed to make them more attractive to economic development. Hart and Washington counties were awarded the CRC designation during the 2023… Full story

Alumni Spotlight: Makinizi Hoover

Makinizi Hoover worked at the Archway Partnership as a Graduate Assistant while a Masters of Public Administration student in the School of Public and International Affairs at UGA. She now works at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as their Strategic… Full story

UGA’s PROPEL program to help guide Pulaski’s economic development strategy

As one of the eight UGA Archway Partnership communities, Pulaski County has a close connection to the University of Georgia and its mission to serve and provide resources to help communities thrive. Most recently, the community is focusing on economic… Full story

UGA community partner recognized with regional award

Thomson-McDuffie’s Don Powers won the Gulf-South Summit’s award for Outstanding Community Partner Contributions to Service-Learning in Higher Education. Powers has been the long-time chair of the UGA Archway Partnership Executive Committee in Thomson-McDuffie, first while in his role as city… Full story

State lawmakers praise UGA for rural outreach

Georgia senators recently honored the University of Georgia with a resolution congratulating the Archway Partnership for winning the 2022 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award, the highest award presented by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The resolution… Full story