ALCES is raising money to help immigrants learn English, get their GEDs and apply for legal residency.
A long-time Bulldog fan talks about her family traditions—like eating at the Varsity after games—and crying when UGA tore down Rutherford Hall.
A student talks about helping to raise her family's other children and her plans for college.
A UGA employee talks about tailgating, the tough times at UGA and how Athens has changed since he's grown up.
An Athens woman talks about growing up in an abusive foster home, becoming homeless, falling in love and putting her life back together.
A late-night restaurant server and political science student talks about rowdy customers and the presidential election.
A young mother talks about working in factories, traveling to Mexico and the excitement of Athens after growing up in the country.
A French-Canadian immigrant talks about the differences between Athens and Montreal—the food, the customs and the wages.
A homeless man talks about living in the woods, why he doesn’t shave and his dog, Cheeseburger.
A virologist and biochemist talks about his education in Ethiopia and Boston, moving to Athens and working for Merial.
An Athens resident for 62 years talks about attending segregated schools, restoring a one-room schoolhouse and manufacturing Atlanta Braves foam tomahawks for a living.
A newly minted University of Georgia graduate talks about her travels, doing stand-up comedy and her dreams of starting a business.
A newcomer to Athens talks about moving away from home, throwing parties and getting burned spinning fire.
A contractor talks about working for himself, hiring immigrants, watching tornados and his favorite bar in Athens.
A counselor for families and children who helps out at her husband's auto shop and makes a mean tomato sauce.
She does telephone sales for work and inspirational poetry for pleasure.
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