Embark News Campaign 13

Embark Georgia:  New information
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Embark Georgia


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 professionals who support former foster and homeless students in their academic endeavors.

We wanted to update you with a few new resources that have been circulating in the past month:

  1. Great new publication out of California regarding Foster Youth transitioning to post-secondary:  Foster Youth Transitions: A study of California foster youth  

    high school and college educational outcomes
  2. Last October more than 100 professionals gathered in Los Angeles to discuss a national drive to  improve higher education outcomes for foster youth, David and Lori were asked to attend for Georgia.  The following report highlights the convening: 2013 National Convening on Foster Youth and Higher Education
  3. In light of legislative actions taking place in Georgia click here for some changes happening in California. Additionally this handout discusses implementation of priority registration measures for foster youth in California.  
  4. The lecture with Melissa Carter on March 26, 2014 was a huge success.  Here is the link to a article from the UGA student newspaper. 

Finally, we should have an exciting announcement coming in the next few weeks regarding University System Designated Leaders/Points of Contact...stay tuned!  As always if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please let us know.  We want to make Embark a useful tool for everyone!

We should have window clings of the logo ready by the end of April 2014!  Let us know if you would like one to display in your office!
Melissa Carter Lecture: The State of Child Welfare in Georgia: Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges was attended by over 60 people on March 26, 2014.  
Pictured above from left to right: Lori Tiller, JW Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, Dr. Jenifer Elkins, UGA School of Social Work, Dr. Deborah Murray, Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach UGA

College of Family and Consumer Sciences, Melissa Carter, executive director of the Barton Child Law and Policy Center, David Meyers, JW Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, and Dr. Paul Brooks, Associate Vice President UGA Office of Vice President for Public Service & Outreach

Sponsors include the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the School of Social Work, and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

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JW Fanning Institute for Leadership Development

1240 South Lumpkin Street

Athens, GA 30602

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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 Georgia 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
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