The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development is a unit of the Office of Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia. Dedicated to building a better Georgia, Fanning strengthens communities and organizations through leadership development, training, and education. The mission of EMBARK is to increase college access and retention for youth who have experienced foster care or homelessness. By creating a network of support on campus and across the state , EMBARK aims to improve the chances for every student to complete a degree or certificate program at one of the over 50 USG or TCSG institutions in Georgia.

Students

If you are a youth interested in attending the University of Georgia,or you are already enrolled, EMBARK will help you achieve your goal to graduate.

Campuses

If you are a campus administrator, EMBARK will help you connect your students or department with available resources and information to help best serve the students.

Partners

If you are interested in learning about the Embark partners, click here to see our partners and how to connect with them.

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development
– a public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia – is dedicated to strengthening communities, organizations, and individuals through leadership development, training, and education.


EMBARK is located at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development.
David Meyers and Lori Tiller are the network directors. Our offices are located at 

1240 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA 30605

You may contact us by calling 706-542-1108 or emailing  EMBARK@fanning.uga.edu