Embark News Campaign 31

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.
Program Profile

Georgia Gwinnett College: 

Grizzlies Helping Grizzlies

Georgia Gwinnett College is a dynamic learning community where student engagement and faculty-student mentoring are the hallmark, GGC has an average class size of 23 students. Small classes, student support, high-tech classrooms and flexible scheduling making success possible for everyone at GGC. The College is located in Lawrenceville, GA, in the heart of Gwinnett County--30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. 

Students are identified as they seek services or supports all across campus. Once a student has sought some support, they are referred to other departments on campus for further support. Campus professionals have laminated business cards that show the Grizzlies Helping Grizzlies logo on the back that they give to students who then take the card to other professionals to receive priority assistance. They have served about 12 students in the current academic year.

For more information about the Grizzlies Helping Grizzlies program, click here

Click here for a directory of GGC resources

News and Information:

1. How a Traveling Consultant Helps America Hide the Homeless Despite a consensus that the best way to end homelessness is to give the homeless home, a traveling consultant advises cities to build shelters like the Pinellas Safe Harbor facility in Clearwater, Florida

2. The deadlines for submitting an application for the NAEHCY LeTendre Fund Scholarship is June 19, 2015 at 5 p.m. EST. 

For additional information about the LeTendre Scholarship fund, please visit the Scholarship page website here.

Job Announcements:

1. Action Ministries, Inc. is looking for an Intake/Outreach Coordinator. The Intake/Outreach Coordinator will ensure that program applicants and veteran families are screened for program eligibility and processed for enrollment in the AMI's Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program.

For more information about this position, click here.


An Individual Development Account (IDA) is an asset building tool designed to enable low-income families to save towards a targeted amount usually used for building assets in the form of home ownership, post-secondary education, and small business ownership. Click on the image to find out if an IDA would be right for you!

Link to the Designated Points of Contacts for the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia. 

Applications are now being accepted for College Bound -- The free, residential pre-collegiate program which exposes high school students to the college experience and encourages their pursuit of high education. Click here to download the application.
The Department of Education has created an infographic regarding dependency status for financial aid purposes. Be sure to check it out below!
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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

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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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