Embark Georgia Newsletter 41

Embark GeorgiaRegional meeting December 2, 2015 and Upcoming Webinar including details on Homeless Children and Youth in ESEA Reauthorization (Don't forget to visit our website for additional news)

The Embark Georgia statewide network serves post-secondary professionals and institutions to ensure connectivity, share best practices, and provide information exchange among youth, community based stakeholders, and K-12 education.

Don't Forget to Mark Your Calendars!

December 2, Regional Meeting at Georgia State University!

Are you interested in helping students who have experienced foster care and/or homelessness?  Then don't miss the Embark Georgia Regional Meetings!

These regional meetings provide the opportunity to network with local community partners, share resources, and create a supportive educational pipeline for the students from foster care in your region! Bring your students and invite others to this event! The next regional meeting is set for December 2 at Georgia State University. Keep in mind that all input helps and guests are welcome! 

Details on transportation (boxed lunch will be provided):



  •    Urban Life Bldg., 2nd floor – West Exhibit Area
  •    140 Decatur St. SE
  •    Directions from M Deck  - exit M deck on to Gilmer St. (opposite side of deck entrance).  Walk toward Piedmont Ave. and turn right onto Piedmont Ave. Walk one (1) block and turn right onto Decatur St.  the Urban Life building will be on the right.  The meeting space is on the 2nd floor.   

You can also mark your calendars for the upcoming  Embark Regional Meeting: 

January 14, 2016 at Fort Valley State University. If you plan on attending either meeting, please try to register by Thanksgiving.



Upcoming Webinars: Is the Wait Over? Details on Homeless Children and Youth in ESEA Reauthorization


Barbara Duffield, Director of Policy and Programs, NAEHCY

Patricia Julianelle, Director of State Projects and Legal Affairs, NAEHCY

Congress will vote soon on final passage of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), including the McKinney-Vento Act's Education for Homeless Children and Youth program. The compromise between the House and Senate bills passed the House-Senate conference committee on Thursday, November 19 by a vote of 39-1, clearing the way for bi-partisan, bi-cameral action. The compromise bill, called the "Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015," strengthens identification, school access, school stability, and support for children and youth experiencing homelessness.  This webinar will provide information on the provisions of the legislation related to homelessness and foster care, as well as updates on the process and prospects for final passage and enactment.

This webinar will be offered on the two dates below. As the content for both is identical, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DATES.

We expect these webinars to fill up; therefore, we will record and archive the webinars for those who cannot join us.

FIRST DATE: Monday, November 30

TIME: 3:30-4:30pm Eastern

TRAINING ID: 213-743-804

TO REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/2522138207796765954                                          

SECOND DATE: Wednesday, December 2

TIME: 4:00-5:00pm Eastern

TRAINING ID: 224-591-900

TO REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR:  https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/8946705595171023874

For more information, please contact Barbara Duffield at bduffield@naehcy.org

Former foster youth who need to apply for Amerigroup Medicaid: call 1-800-809-7276 or apply at your local DFCS office.

*Did you know you can be insured until your 26th birthday? Tell a friend to tell a friend and get health insurance!*

If you are in care currently or have already applied for and received Medicaid insurance, these numbers are for you:

Georgia Families 360 Intake Line (children and youth in foster care): 1-855-661-2021

Georgia Families 360 Intake Line (former youth in foster care): 1-800-600-4441

Billing: 1-800-766-4456


Printable version for the  Designated Points of Contacts

Visit Embark Website for more information

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