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McDuffie County expands leadership pipeline with UGA support

Census data on Thomson-McDuffie County caught Elizabeth Brown’s attention. Fifty-nine percent of households in the community were run by single parents. “As a social worker, I know the importance of ensuring those children and parents have support to ensure positive… 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

Archway Summit 2022

It was great to see many community members back in Athens for this year’s Archway Summit held at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel on UGA’s campus. Community members from each of our Archway communities came together for… Full story

Burke County Archway Partnership announces priorities, work plan

After two community town halls, more than 100 community surveys and several focus groups, the Burke County UGA Archway Partnership executive committee is announcing its community priorities are housing, workforce development, and intergovernmental collaboration and communication. These priorities were not… Full story

UGA names Thomson-McDuffie County the state’s first Connected Resilient Community

Thomson-McDuffie County, Ga., is the inaugural recipient of UGA’s Connected Resilient Community (CRC) designation, which recognizes Georgia communities that partner with university experts to increase economic development potential. McDuffie County has been a UGA Archway Partnership community since 2017 and,… Full story

New UGA program to increase community resilience across Georgia

A new University of Georgia initiative will partner UGA faculty and students with communities throughout the state to develop customized plans that will better position the communities to successfully address future challenges. The overarching goal of the program, called Connected… 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

Three Archway communities selected for rural grant program

UGA gets federal grant to help communities advance economic development A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow UGA Public Service and Outreach units to equip rural Georgia communities with the tools, resources and knowledge to chart a… Full story

Colquitt County: Where Life Grows

Drawing from Colquitt County’s roots in agriculture and quality of life, residents there chose “Where Life Grows” as their community’s slogan after a branding process facilitated by the UGA Archway Partnership and Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Hundreds of county… Full story

Taylor Regional Hospital rebounds and expands with UGA partnership

Without assistance from the University of Georgia, Taylor Regional Hospital in Hawkinsville might have closed six years ago. Instead, earlier this month, community leaders broke ground on a project to include emergency room expansion, a new lobby and state of… Full story