SCHOOL CHOICE IN GEORGIA
Lawmakers in Georgia are considering a program that will give all parents the financial resources they need to pick the very best learning environment for their children.
WHO WE ARE
Georgia Center for Opportunity is independent and non-partisan. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for a quality education, fulfilling work, and a healthy family life for all Georgians.
“I think GCO is most effective at identifying barriers to opportunity and developing both public policy and community-based solutions to those barriers.”
“The Smart Steps class was the beginning of our journey and exposure to helping families and couples.”
Healthy Families Initiative participant and mentor
“GCO’s research on Parental Accountability Courts made the case for their effectiveness and helped pave the way for their growth in the state.”
Henry County Superior Court Judge
“It’s an honor and a privilege to be working with a group of people who all share a passion and a vision for improving conditions for those in need.”
Executive Vice President & General Counsel, GCO
When the great recession hit in 2007, economists weren't surprised to find that young couples held off on starting families. However, ten years later, they've found that the birth rate hasn't yet bounced back. Now, some experts fear that fewer babies could equal...read more
As children across the state are returning for a new school year, Georgia’s legislators are being featured on digital ads because they voted in favor of school choice. The Georgia Center for Opportunity released a Legislative Report Card earlier in the summer which...read more
John F. Kennedy once stated “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” But according to a new study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation called 2017 Kids Count Data Book, the future for Georgia’s children appears dismal.read more
Join us at our next Coffee, Compassion, and Community Pastors Breakfast on July 13th to find out the answers we received to those questions and more.
You will also get the chance to fellowship with other Pastors in the Norcross and Peachtree Corners communities. We would love to hear your heart about marriages and families in your congregation and what type of family strengthening activities that are happening at your church.
Healthy Families Initiative Classes
We launched the Healthy Families Initiative (HFI) in our own backyard of Peachtree Corners and Norcross – one of the most economically and racially diverse areas of the state. This community-based program focuses on finding ways to encourage healthy family relationships, strong marriages and stable families.
Register today from our selection HFI Classes that are designed to help you build a stronger family, both today and for the future.
Pubs, People, and Purpose
This event will serve as GCO’s annual event and highlight the meaning of work – its intrinsic value and connection to human dignity.
Rodney Bullard, Vice President of Community Affairs for Chick-Fil-A, David Miller, Director of Princeton Faith & Work Initiative, and Randy Hicks, CEO of Georgia Center for Opportunity, will lead a discussion surrounding the higher meaning of work in order to spark further discussion among those in attendance. Cherie Harder from The Trinity Forum will facilitate the conversation.