Embark News Campaign 24

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 (Rome): 

 at Georgia Highlands College

Friday, January 23 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm 

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

-- Feedback from attendee 
4 Embark Regional Meetings have been a great success reaching over 160 participants. Many thanks to the campuses who have hosted including Kennesaw State University, Albany Technical College and Georgia Southern University.

Our next Regional Meeting will be tomorrow,Friday, January 23 at Georgia Highlands College at 11:00 AM. If you have already registered for this meeting, keep an eye out for an email regarding the exact location of the meeting. Feel free to bring a friend or colleague. 

-- David Meyers and Lori Tiller

Articles and Information:
  1. The Invisible Achievement Gap: Students in Foster Care discusses the unfortunate realities for many students in foster care. The article provides empirical data and and a call to action for those who are inter
  2. The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) is hosting a webinar "What Will the New Congress Mean for Homeless Children and Youth?" The webinar will be hosted November 18th from 3 PM to 4 PM. For more information regarding webinar registration join the NAEHCY mailing list.
  3. We are Abandoning Children in Foster Care: This CNN report covers additional information regarding the 23,000+ youth who age out of foster care each year.
  4. A Day in Our Shoes - Homeless LGBT Youth highlights the estimated 3,800 homeless youth in New York City. About 1,500 of them identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Government funding provides fewer than 200 shelter beds for all homeless in the city. 
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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