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Summer leadership program gives high school students in foster care college experience

A group of high school students currently in foster care across Georgia grew their leadership skills and received a college campus experience through a UGA summer program. The seventh annual CollegeBound summer leadership program, hosted by the J.W. Fanning Institute… Full story

Recipe for engagement

University of Georgia students are helping create a book about theWest Broad Farmers Market that will include recipes from local residents who work there or live in the surrounding community. As part of a new service-learning course on community-engaged research methods,… Full story

Appling County restarts adult leadership development program

After 30 years without an adult leadership program, Appling County in southeast Georgia is changing that with the help of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at UGA. The inaugural Appling LEADS adult leadership class graduated on June 20… Full story

Fanning Institute hosts summer leadership program for migrant youth

A summer leadership program at UGA prepares migrant youth to help themselves and their communities. Twenty-five migrant youth from around Georgia attended the Leadership Without Limits summer program from June 5-15, hosted by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development…. Full story

Washington LEADS graduates new class

Washington County, Georgia is strengthening its leadership pipeline with the help of a community leadership program developed by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. On June 8, a group of 16 individuals graduated from Washington LEADS at an event… Full story

UGA partners with ACC to educate rather than penalize youth offenders

A partnership between UGA and Athens-Clarke County is helping young criminal offenders turn something negative into a positive. Twenty-eight young people from Athens-Clarke County recently graduated from YouthServe, a diversion program offered through the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development,… Full story

Southeast Georgia-based women’s leadership academy graduates second class

A program designed and developed by the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development continues to prepare young women in southeast Georgia for career and community leadership roles. The second class of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Women’s Leadership Academy… Full story

Fanning Institute assists Peabody Awards selection process

Each year, the Peabody Awards honor excellence in television, radio, and digital media, and the expertise of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development helped jurors make those decisions again in 2017. For the second consecutive year, faculty from the… Full story

Registration underway for ELPNO 2018

Nonprofit leaders looking to develop their personal leadership skills and make their organizations more effective are encouraged to apply today for the 2018 Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO). ELPNO is scheduled for January 7-12, 2018, at the J.W…. Full story

UGA partners with Goodwill to help local entrepreneurs start new businesses

As Marcus Lawrence’s cheesecake business expands, a program at Goodwill of North Georgia, in partnership with the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, is providing him with the skills necessary to manage his growing company and staff. Lawrence is… Full story

UGA, Fanning Institute host inaugural Embark Georgia Leadership Conference

Instead of just hearing about the barriers to college admission that face youth who are homeless or in foster care, about 150 people at UGA for the Embark Georgia Leadership Conference got to experience the obstacles and the frustration. For… Full story

Fanning Institute to host inaugural Embark Georgia conference this month

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development will host an inaugural Embark Georgia Leadership Conference on college access and resources for students who have experienced foster care or homelessness. The conference will be held May 18-19 at the University of… Full story