2022 National Award for Community Engagement


With the help of UGA students, Moultrie embraces transit

When most people think of public transportation they envision populous, metropolitan areas. Not Moultrie, Georgia. But when local residents started missing doctor’s appointments, were routinely late for work and many had to depend on other people to get where they… Full story

Archway helping to boost local newspaper

With limited resources for local journalists and small-town newspapers, it can be difficult to provide the kind of training in digital tools that is increasingly required in today’s news environment. The Digital Natives program at the University of Georgia is… Full story

Hart County Archway Partnership hosts Georgia Grown Webinar

The Hart County Archway Partnership recently hosted a Georgia Grown webinar as a continuation of the regional conversations to promote agritourism in Hart, Franklin, and Stephens counties. The virtual webinar featured Cheryl Smith, Agritourism Manager with the Georgia Department of… Full story

UGA launches program to increase faculty research in rural Georgia

A new program at the University of Georgia will connect academic faculty who want to do research in parts of rural Georgia with existing UGA Public Service and Outreach and Extension networks throughout the state. Twenty academic faculty members, representing… Full story

Hart Archway Partnership announces new Archway Professional

The Hart County Archway Partnership has made it official and announced that interim Archway Professional (AP) Rosanna Cruz-Bibb has been hired on a permanent basis. Rosanna comes to Hart County after serving as the Program Coordinator for the Archway Partnership… Full story

Griffin+Spalding Archway Partnership announces new Archway Professional

The Griffin+Spalding Archway Partnership has announced the arrival and start of the new Archway Professional, Brittany Bullock. Bullock comes to Archway and the University of Georgia from the Technical College System of Georgia where she worked in the WorkSource Georgia… Full story

Student Spotlight: Angela Nguyen

Angela Nguyen is a Masters student in the UGA College of Engineering who has worked in a couple different Archway Partnership communities. We caught up with her to ask a little about what it was like working in these communities… Full story

Thomson finalizes RSVP Plan, moves into implementation phase

In June, the City of Thomson finalized its downtown Renaissance Strategic Visioning and Planning (RSVP) process with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, in collaboration with the Archway Partnership. Local stakeholders have begun promoting the plan to the community and… Full story

Thomson-McDuffie Archway Partnership announces McDuffie Moves, virtual walking challenge

The McDuffie County UGA Archway Partnership and Paceline invite you to join “McDuffie Moves!” and our virtual walking challenge! We’re getting the McDuffie County community up and moving in an effort to help everyone realize just how important overall wellness… Full story

Hawkinsville unveils “new” murals

Visitors to Hawkinsville’s historic downtown may notice it is a little brighter these days thanks to the restored murals on the Batts Drug building in Cabero Park on Commerce Street. The murals had been hidden for decades by a brick… Full story