Designated Points of Contact

What is a Designated Point of Contact (DPOC)? As of July 1, 2014 both the University System of Georgia (USG) and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) made it a policy to have a person on all public institutions who is designated to answering questions for youth experiencing foster care or homelessness. This list is published on this website in addition to USG and TCSG pages. According to both Casey Family Programs and National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) a best practice to ensure these youth are receiving all the information they need is to have one person on campus dedicated to this work.

While all campuses have a DPOC, not all campuses currently have programming for these young people. The list below serves as a way to publicize the DPOC, but also to highlight those schools who are currently offering programming in the way of scholarships, non-academic support services and on campus peer activities. Please take a moment to search the interactive map and listing of programs.

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 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