Community News

UGA program addresses food insecurity in Athens

Many people in the Athens community are facing food insecurity, and they are served by organizations dedicated to addressing their significant need. The University of Georgia’s Office of Service-Learning (OSL) has established longstanding partnerships with community organizations to help address food… Full story

Freedom Breakfast looks to the future during 20th anniversary

The Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast celebrated its 20th anniversary at the University of Georgia by looking forward with the theme, “The Power of the Dream: Building a Legacy for Generations.” “We come together to celebrate a true giant—one of the… Full story

UGA reveals 2024 Bulldog 100 businesses

This year, businesses are headquartered in a total of 7 states, with 89 of the businesses in Georgia The UGA Alumni Association has released the 2024 Bulldog 100, a list of the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UGA graduates…. Full story

Athens Free Clinic wins national award

Since 2018, the clinic has provided over $538,000 of care to more than 2,200 patients The Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership’s Athens Free Clinic has been named the recipient of the 2023 Star of Community Achievement award from the Association… Full story

New UGA community program joins the fight against hunger

The newest program out of the University of Georgia’s Office of Service-Learning is providing UGA students hands-on experience in making a difference. The AmeriCorps Community Food Fellows receives grant funding from AmeriCorps State and complements the Office of Service-Learning’s network of AmeriCorps… Full story

UGA students take local kids holiday shopping

More than 700 University of Georgia students volunteered Sunday, Nov. 5, at Shop with a Bulldawg’s annual event day. SWAB is a student-run nonprofit that partners with Athens-Clarke County elementary schools each year to take children holiday shopping and enjoy a… Full story

Sahm award extends UGA resources to Athens nonprofit fighting food insecurity

A partnership between the University of Georgia and an Athens nonprofit is helping elementary and middle school students learn about healthy eating, urban agriculture and working in the food industry. The work between the UGA School of Social Work and… Full story

Four Foundation Fellows are graduates of Clarke County schools

Growing up in Athens, many high school students feel like they know everything about the University of Georgia. They have taken annual field trips to sites across campus, attended summer camps, and have seen red and black throughout their lives. But… Full story

Innovation Bootcamps help Athens entrepreneurs grow and thrive

Athens is a town known for arts, creativity and a vibrant collection of independent businesses. It is also home to the birthplace of public higher education in America: the University of Georgia.  Located at the intersection of downtown Athens and UGA’s… Full story

Local leaders selected for UGA Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40 Class

UGA 40 Under 40 celebrates young alumni leading the pack in their industries and communities. These talented young alumni embody the mission of the University of Georgia. They serve their communities, they innovate in their fields and they build a… Full story