Embark News Campaign 28

Happy New Year from Embark! Updates and Announcements

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.
Happy New Year from Embark!

We hope that you enjoyed your holiday! We are excited about what this year has in store! As we venture off into 2015, we hope to continue the progress and success of 2014. 

Upcoming Events:

  • Cyekeia Lee of the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) will present a lecture on January 22 at 10:00 AM in the University of Georgia Chapel entitled Understanding Youth Homelessness on College Campuses. The lecture is free and open to the public. 
  • The fifth and final regional meeting for this academic year will be January 23 at Georgia Highlands College in Rome, GA from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. If you haven't already, be sure to register below and bring a friend/colleague!



A Focus on Foster Care, Homeless &

Other Disconnected Youth

March 31 & April 1, 2015


The "College Connections for Student Success"  conference will offer rich information for those who work with or want to gain a better understanding of Foster Care Youth, Homeless Youth (Accompanied & Unaccompanied), Juvenile Offenders and children of Incarcerated Parents, Migrants, Refugee & Immigrant Youth, At-Risk African American and Latino Males, and Teen Parents.

Register Here

Call for Proposals Here

The Department of Education has created an infographic regarding dependency status for financial aid purposes. Be sure to check it out on the sidebar! ==>
Link to the Designated Points of Contacts for the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia. 

Save the Date for Regional Meetings!

Register Here

Next Regional Network Meeting (Rome): 

 at Georgia Highlands College

Friday, January 23 from 10:00 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 
Our next Regional Meeting will be Friday, January 23 at Georgia Highlands College at 10:00 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

As always if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please let us know.  

Job Announcements:

1.  Voice for Georgia's Children is seeking candidates for an Outreach Manager position. This position will work closely on a few of Voices' initiatives in engaging legislators and key leaders and communicating with and moblizing coalitions. Applications will be accepted through February 1st.

Click here for more details.

2. The Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta is seeking an Executive Director for Achieve Atlanta. Achieve Atlanta is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operating as a supporting organization of The Community Foundation For Greater Atlanta. 

The ideal candidate will be an effective and thoughtful leader with a passion for ensuring that all students are provided with the support and resources to help them achieve post-secondary and career goals.

Click here to view the job announcement. 

News and Information

1. Child Homelessness Reaches All Time High, But Remains A Hidden Problem The U.S. Department of Education tallies the number of school children without a fixed address, which amounts to 1.1 million. The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development counts the number of families living on the street, in shelters, or cars at a specific point in time, which amounts to about 138,149 homeless children. This article by The Huffington Post discusses this hidden problem as well as highlight 2 state initiatives that address this problem. 

2. Undergraduate Helps Homeless Youth  Jimmy Ramirez is a senior at Georgetown University. Ramirez advocates for homeless youth because he  knows exactly what it feels like - he and his mother and sister were without a home while in high school. 

3. Changes for Community College Proposed This could affect many of our students and higher education professionals.  

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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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