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Georgia Community Geography Collective

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Our Mission - The Georgia Community Geography Collective (GC2) supports scholarship in the UGA  Geography Department that builds mutually-accountable, long-lasting partnerships with community groups in Georgia. GCmakes community-engaged scholarship accessible for students, and fosters conditions for meaningful collaborations between students, faculty, and community members. Our goal is to leverage university resources, along with multiple forms of expertise and experience, to build more just and sustainable futures. The collective is made up of distinct, but sometimes overlapping, projects. We support projects that contribute to a more equitable community, help students develop geographic competencies, and generate educational opportunities for all participants. 

Our Projects





In the News 

UGA students and housing advocates map out evictions in Athens-Clarke County, Online Athens:


New biking map of Athens eases the ride around town, UGA Today:


Ex-Linnentown Residents Owed $5 Million, According to UGA Analysis, Flagpole:


Ex-Linnentown Residents Owed $5 Million, According to UGA Analysis, The Red & Black:


Linnentown descendants give historic tour where neighborhood stood, The Red & Black:


Reviving a Crop and an African-American Culture, Stalk by Stalk, The New York Times:


How to Hold Back the Ocean, Making Contact:


Members and Contact Information

Nik Heynen 

Hilda Kurtz

Jennifer L. Rice

Jerry Shannon 


Support us

We appreciate your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click here to learn more about how to help us grow.

Every dollar given has a direct impact upon our students and faculty.