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Many of the people who bore the brunt of Hurricane Katrina’s destruction along the Gulf Coast not only lacked the resources to escape but also lacked the financial resilience to recover from the storm.

Raye Rawls, senior public service associate at UGA’s Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, contributed to a research study cosponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) on the disproportionate impact of climate change on minority communities in coastal areas.

Representives from nonprofit and community organizations sharpened their decision making skills in a one-day workshop held in Athens on November 10. The workshop — “Northeast Georgia’s Changing Nonprofit Environment: Moving Your Nonprofit Organization to Data Driven Decision Making” —was cohosted by UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), the Institute for Nonprofit Organizations at the School of Social Work, the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, and the Athens Area Community Foundation.

Presentations included the following :

Teams from five Georgia communities graduated from UGA’s Public Health Leadership Academy today and are headed home to begin building a culture of health in their respective communities — one that helps citizens get and stay healthy.