PUBLIC SERVICE + OUTREACH
CED engages in real-world projects and challenges through service-learning courses, design charrettes, historic resource surveys, volunteer opportunities and our Student Job Board. Each year CED averages about 60 outreach projects for historic buildings and downtowns, corridors, natural areas, ecological restoration sites, rural areas, schools, campuses and parks. We serve approximately 27 counties per year between 22 of our academic courses and outreach programs.
Through these endeavors, Georgia communities receive high quality design services they could not otherwise afford while students receive the practical hands-on experience that makes them more marketable as graduates.
CED has established relationships with local governments, state agencies, non-profit organizations and underserved populations, as well as partnerships with the eight UGA Public Service and Outreach units and other academic collaborators on campus.
Our students play key roles in working directly with communities on revitalization efforts. CED graduate students are recruited for approximately 24 outreach-focused assistantships a year with CED, the Archway Partnership, the Georgia Downtown Renaissance outreach programs, and UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant (MAREX).
CED outreach initiatives are coordinated through the Center for Community Design and Preservation (CCDP), the public service and outreach office for the College. The public is encouraged to submit a request if you have a project that our students, faculty or outreach staff may be able to assist with.