SCHOOL CHOICE CELEBRATION 2017

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January 26, 2017 | Bright Futures Academy @ City of Refuge Campus

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REMOVING THE BARRIERS TO A QUALITY

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A quality education provides a key path for breaking cycles of poverty.

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REMOVING THE BARRIERS TO FULLFILLING

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Work is so much more than simply a way to earn money. It’s a human need that provides a source of structure and meaning in life.

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REMOVING THE BARRIERS TO A HEALTHY

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Everyone longs and needs healthy relationships. The family is where it all begins.

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WHO WE ARE

Georgia Center for Opportunity is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to increasing opportunities for a quality education, fulfilling work, and a healthy family life for all Georgians

A quality education provides a key path for breaking cycles of poverty.

Work is so much more than simply a way to earn money. It’s a human need that provides a source of structure and meaning in life.

Everyone longs and needs healthy relationships. The family is where it all begins.

“I think GCO is most effective at identifying barriers to opportunity and developing both public policy and community-based solutions to those barriers.”

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Donor

“The Smart Steps class was the beginning of our journey and exposure to helping families and couples.”

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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.”

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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.”

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Senior Vice President & General Counsel, GCO

FEATURED STORIES

Be Careful What You Ask For

In 1952, Patrick Skene Catling wrote The Chocolate Touch, a retelling of the King Midas fable that reminds us we can have too much of a good thing. In Catling’s story, the main character finds that everything he eats turns to chocolate (with King Midas, everything he...

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EVENTS

JANUARY 26

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SCHOOL CHOICE RALLY
Held every January, the goal of National School Choice Week is to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for every child. National School Choice Week celebrates all of the K-12 education options that parents can choose – or want to be able to choose – for their kids.

This year, the School Choice Rally will be held at Bright Futures Academy on the campus of City of Refuge in Downtown Atlanta. Click on the register now button for more information.

Spring 2017

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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.

MARCH 27

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HIRING WELL, DOING GOOD
An event to learn what role your business can play in helping the un- and under-employed.

Georgia is ranked 44th in the nation in terms of poverty with a poverty rate of 18.3%. There are 3.8 million people in Georgia with a criminal record and 10.4% of teens age 16-19 are not in school and not working. But many of these at-risk individuals are ready to flourish if given a chance.

Help us make a lasting difference in the lives of many. Please click the button below and donate today.

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Georgia Center for Opportunity shared Georgia Parents Alliance's event.

Make sure you RSVP to attend Georgia's Virtual School Choice Rally next Thursday!!
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2017 Georgia's Virtual School Choice Rally

January 26, 2017, 10:00am

GA Parents Alliance FB Page - Live Stream

WE WILL BE LIVE STREAMING THIS EVENT ON THE GA PARENTS ALLIANCE FACEBOOK PAGE. In partnership with Bright Futures Academy on the City of Refuge Campus, GCO is hosting a celebration to bring awareness to the need for additional choice options in Georgia, and to highlight the success of school choice programs already in place.

2017 Georgias Virtual School Choice Rally