2022 National Award for Community Engagement


Archway Thomson-McDuffie kicks off downtown renaissance

Residents of McDuffie County filled the Thomson Train Depot in September for a town hall meeting to launch the revitalization of downtown Thomson. The nine-12-month Renaissance Strategic Visioning and Planning (RSVP) process, facilitated by the University of Georgia Carl Vinson… Full story

Fourteen years and going strong – UGA’s first Archway Partnership community continues to build on its successes

When they keep inviting you back, you must be doing something right. Colquitt County leaders have continued to fund the Archway Partnership in their community, nine years beyond the original five-year commitment to the program. “We just really believe in… Full story

Archway Partnership helps revive critical program for Thomson High students

McDuffie County high school students can get a jump start on their future careers through the revival of an internship program designed to strengthen the local workforce. Working with the UGA Archway Partnership, the McDuffie County School System and the… Full story

Student Spotlight: Luciano Todeschini

This is part of a series where we get to know the students working with the Archway Partnership. Luciano Todeschini is a second-year MPA student, also now in his second year working with Archway. During the summer, Todeschini worked with… Full story

UGA student designs plans for an Archway Partnership community welcome center

An abandoned storefront on the Moultrie downtown square will be repurposed into a welcome center where newcomers and visitors can find information about Colquitt County. The former Citi-Trends store also will house offices and possibly a co-working space for small… Full story

Colquitt County Archway Professional Sarah Adams on the #NewFacultyTour

Each year, the University of Georgia’s Office of Public Service and Outreach coordinates a statewide tour for new faculty to see the impact of the university across all parts of the state. Starting in Athens on Monday, they wind their… Full story

UGA Institute of Government, Archway Partnership create brand designed to draw people to Hawkinsville

Day-trippers, agritourists and businesses are being invited to “Come Home to Hawkinsville” to visit, shop and perhaps put down roots in the Pulaski County city. Hawkinsville and Pulaski County are extending the invitation through a community branding initiative developed by… Full story

UGA students drive improvements to Thomson Twin Cinema

UGA students recommend sales technology, infrastructure updates and a community survey as part of a revitalization of the Thomson Twin Cinema, a critical piece of the planned restoration of downtown Thomson, a UGA Archway Partnership community. Owners of the theater… Full story

UGA students work through Grady County Archway Partnership on capstone project

It may be a coincidence that Grady College and Grady County share the same namesake in Henry W. Grady, but they also share something else: a group of dedicated students making an impact with their skills and talent. Students from… Full story

Archway Partnership Welcomes New Faculty in Pulaski County

Sherrie Raleigh, a May graduate of the Master of Historic Preservation from the College of Environment and Design is the new Archway Professional in Pulaski County. Raleigh is from Macon and attended Mercer University in Macon as an undergraduate, earning… Full story