Partners

Embark Georgia shares in this work with a variety of state and national partners. On the state level we work together with the public and private systems that interact with youth who are experiencing foster care or homelessness. Partners include state level Department of Education and Child Welfare Services and private community based organizations. Nationally, Embark is one of many states working to change the story for young people experiencing foster care or homelessness. We work closely with Casey Family Programs and the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) as they work to help states collaborate and share best practices. If you have any additional national resources we could list please let us know!
Organization Acronym Description Website
University System of Georgia
USG
Governing body for all two and four year public system schools.
Technical College System of Georgia
TCSG
Governing body for all technical college schools in Georgia.
Orange Duffel Bag Initiative
ODBi
Orange Duffel Bag Initiative, a 501c3, provides at-risk teens and young adults programs proven to improve their education success, ongoing advocacy, support to their guardians and caring adults, and service to the... More
Multi Agency Alliance for Children
MAAC
MAAC is a collaboration of nine agencies that work together to provide placement and wrap-around support to kids in the higher end of service need.
Georgia Youth Opportunities Initiative
GYOI
A collaborative effort between public, private, and non-profit organizations, working to improve outcomes for youth transitioning out of foster care.
Georgia Department of Family and Children Services
DFCS
State coordinating department for all young people in foster care.
Georgia Department of Education
GADoE
State K-12 system supports McKinney-Vento eligible youth.
Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc.
Georgia CASA
Georgia CASA develops and supports court-sanctioned, community-based affiliate programs that provide trained and supervised volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in... More

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