The Office of Service-Learning (OSL) directs academic service learning and community engagement activities for all of the university. These activities provide students with opportunities to apply academic knowledge to community issues. The office engages faculty to connect their scholarship to the challenges facing Georgia communities and the world. Through sustainable, mutually-beneficial community partnerships, OSL brings the public service and outreach mission of UGA to life through the hands and hearts of students and faculty.
Giving to the Office of Service-Learning
When you support service-learning at the University of Georgia with a one-time or recurring donation, you help students become involved with the community in ways that benefit their education, allow them to make real-world connections between academics and community concerns, and engage them with work that improves communities locally, statewide and internationally.
Giving to Campus Kitchen
Campus Kitchen is a student-powered initiative focused on reducing food insecurity and food waste in the Athens area. Resources to grow students’ leadership and professional skills through internships and leadership team opportunities are needed. Support directed to Campus Kitchen offsets the significant cost of supplies (such as shelf stable foods and meal preparation containers), transportation expenses, operating costs, communication efforts and equipment maintenance. Funding Need: $2,500 – $5,000 for operation costs up to $20,000 to underwrite four students per semester
Giving to Experience UGA
Experience UGA is a partnership between UGA and the Clarke County School District (CCSD) aimed at bringing every CCSD student to the UGA campus for an annual field trip. In its history, Experience UGA has brought more than 65,000 CCSD students to UGA’s campus (Pre-K to 12th grade) to experience learning on a college campus. Funding supports transportation, food, hands-on activities, room reservations and other event expenses associated with each grade level trip. Additional programming initiatives, marketing materials and supplies for the program are funded by means of this initiative. Funding Need: $110,000 annual program
Giving to Our After-School Sports and Literacy Program
This new after-school program, launched in fall 2023, engages UGA students as ambassadors to schools in Athens-Clarke County to assist in literacy tutoring and sports coaching for elementary-age children. Funding will support training costs for UGA students and program coordinators, educational supplies, sports equipment and communications materials to raise awareness for this new program. Funding Need: $75,000 annually for program operating costs