Embark News Campaign 23

Embark Georgia Network: News Articles and Atlanta Regional Meeting
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.

Next Regional Network Meeting (Atlanta): 

 at Kennesaw State University

Tuesday, October 14th from 12:30-3:30 pm 

Register here.
"We made connections with people in our own backyard that we didn't even know about!"

-- Feedback from attendee 
Our next Regional Meeting will be tomorrow,Tuesday, October 14th at Kennesaw State University at 12:30PM. If you have already registered for this meeting, keep an eye out for an email in the next few days regarding the exact location of the meeting. Feel free to bring a friend or colleague. 

-- David Meyers and Lori Tiller

Articles and Information:
  1. Student story from the CARE program at.Kennesaw State University
  2. Jimmy Butler: The Long, Winding Road  tells the story of professional basketball player Jimmy Butler. Despite dealing with homelessness as a teen, Jimmy was able to live out his dreams of a college scholarship and a professional basketball career with the support of a friend's family who welcomed him into their home in his senior year of high school. 
  3. Student Scholarship Opportunity from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
  4. Where Do Homeless Students Go Over Winter Break? Jessie McCormick, a student at Aquinas College, briefly talks about her experience with homelessness and how it has lead her to advocate for homeless and former foster youth in her own college. 
  5. It isn't always about a four year degree...article sighting a brief out of California discussing the benefits of community college.  
As always if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please let us know.  
Link to the Designated Points of Contacts for the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia. 

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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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