Lawrenceville Congratulates Local Organizations on Regional Impact

Published: May 20, 2016

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Lawrenceville Congratulates Local Organizations on Regional Impact

Georgia Gwinnett College and Hi-Hope Center receive Gwinnett Chamber IMPACT Awards

 

LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – May 19, 2016

The City of Lawrenceville congratulates locally based Georgia Gwinnett College and Hi-Hope Service Center on being recognized for their economic impact in the local community. This week, both organizations were awarded with the Gwinnett Chamber Regional IMPACT Award for the significant role each one plays in Lawrenceville and Greater Gwinnett’s growth and development.

The awards are designed to reflect Gwinnett County and Metro Atlanta organizations in top industries that are driving economic development and job creation while enhancing local quality of life.

Georgia Gwinnett College was recognized as the 2016 Education Award winner as the institution now leads the University System of Georgia in growth with nearly 12,000 enrolled students.  A recent annual study conducted annually by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia’s Terry College of business reported that Georgia Gwinnett College contributed more than $416 million to the local economy during the past fiscal year.

The Hi-Hope Service Center was recognized as the 2016 Non-profit Award winner. The 501 (C)(3) organization supports adults with developmental disabilities in Gwinnett county by providing opportunities for steady employment and social/recreational activities and opportunities to acquire, retain, or improve skills required for active community participation and independent functioning. Founded in 1960, Hi-Hope services now reach 120 individuals across their three unique programs.

“Lawrenceville congratulates these organizations on their recognition and is grateful for their influence in our community,” said Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson. “They are true impact generators and serve as a true testament of our mission to provide citizens with a strong community and economic base.”

On Wednesday morning, representatives from both organizations were on-hand to receive the awards at a ceremony held at the Gwinnett Center.

According to college officials, as of May 12, Georgia Gwinnett College has surpassed 3,600 graduates and alumni contributions have a significant role in the college’s successes. The Hi-Hope Services Center continues to host a variety of community events to raise funds and raise awareness about its mission and goals.

For more information on the City of Lawrenceville and its plans to support economic growth, please visit www.lawrencevillega.org and click on our business section.

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