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About Public Service & Outreach

About Public Service & Outreach

There are various ways in which faculty and students at the College of Environment & Design engage in public service and outreach – the extension of the University’s resources in the form of professional knowledge and expertise to help communities improve their quality of life. The Center for Community Design & Preservation (CCDP) serves as the Public Service and Outreach office for the College of Environment & Design. We provide opportunities for our faculty and students to engage in real-world projects and put their academic pursuits into practice.


Request our Services

Request our Services

The College of Environment and Design connects with people, organizations and communities across Georgia through our design charrettes, faculty research, studio and class projects, independent student research and our Job Board. To request our assistance with your project, contact Jennifer Lewis at 706-583-8047 for more information, or fill out a request form. The CCDP also offers graphic design services.


Design Charrettes

Design Charrettes

The Center for Community Design & Preservation conducts multiple community design charrettes a year. "Charrette" describes a rapid, intensive, and creative work session, usually lasting a week or more, in which a design team focuses on a particular design problem and arrives at a collaborative solution.


Outreach Programs

Outreach Programs

The Center for Community Design & Preservation (CCDP) serves as the Public Service and Outreach office for the College of Environment & Design. CCDP also houses a national preservation non-profit and a statewide historic resources survey program, in addition to several other outreach programs.


Global Service Learning

Global Service Learning

The University of Georgia is at the forefront of the globalization movement in higher education with a wealth of opportunities for international experiences. More and more, students on campus are also making choices that reflect an understanding of the importance of global awareness.


Service-Learning Opportunities

Service-Learning Opportunities

Service-learning is a teaching method that enriches learning by engaging students in meaningful service to their schools and communities. Young people apply academic skills to solving real-world issues, linking established learning objectives with genuine needs. They lead the process, with adults as partners, applying critical thinking and problem-solving skills to concerns such a hunger, pollution and diversity.


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

College of Environment and Design students and faculty are engaged in many local volunteer efforts in Athens. Check here for information on how to share your skills and give your time to a worthy cause.