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

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SCHOOL CHOICE IN GEORGIA

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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.

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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.

A quality education provides a key path to opportunity and is one of the most effective ways to break cycles of poverty.

A job is more than a source of income; it’s a source of dignity and pride. It’s a human need that provides structure and meaning in life.

Everyone longs for 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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Executive Vice President & General Counsel, GCO

FEATURED STORIES

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Studies show that couples who spend quality time together stay together. That’s why 75 couples in the Norcross and Peachtree Corners area have decided to take an evening to invest in their relationship by attending the Healthy Family Initiative’s date night event,...

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EVENTS

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Give As You Shop
As you are shopping this holiday season, we would like to invite you to choose Georgia Center For Opportunity as your charity and shop at smile.amazon.com. A percentage of your purchases will be donated to GCO. It is an easy way to make an impact through simply shopping.

Please click on the button below and select Georgia Center for Opportunity as your preferred charity. Then, as you are making purchase, Amazon will donate to GCO.

Fall 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.

November 4

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Twogether Forever: You and I
Life is hectic, messy and there never seems to be enough time in the day to accomplish everything. But, just as important as checking off items on your to-do list, is spending time with your spouse.

That’s right, just the two of you, no kids, no interruptions, and no television!

On Saturday, Nov. 4th, Healthy Families Initiative is hosting Twogether Forever: You and I, and we’d like you to attend.

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

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