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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PUBS, PEOPLE, AND PURPOSE | THE MEANING OF WORK

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September 14, 2017 | Monday Night Brewing | 5:30pm – 8:00pm

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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

School Choice Vouchers: Keep an Open Mind

Earlier this month New York Times columnist David Leonhardt joined the nationwide conversation with his article — “School Vouchers Aren’t Working, but Choice Is”—tackling the crucial issues of charter schools and vouchers in the broader school choice debate. Mr....

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Will Work for Happiness

America was founded on the principle that people should have the opportunity to flourish, to live out their dreams - to be happy. Our country’s forefathers cherished this important truth so much they included it in the United States’ Declaration of Independence....

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Georgia’s Failing Future

“Children of today are the leaders of tomorrow and education is a very important weapon to prepare children for their future roles as leaders of the community.” – Nelson Mandela The Georgia Department of Labor recently released a list of the state’s chronically...

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EVENTS

July 13

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Pastor’s Breakfast
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.

Summer 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.

September 14

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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.

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An Alternative To Incarceration

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A High Price To Pay

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Increasing Employment Opportunities For Ex-Offenders

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Increasing Access to Quality Healthcare for Low-Income Uninsured Georgians

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Disincentives for Work and Marriage in Georgia's Welfare System White Paper

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Disincentives for Work and Marriage in Georgia's Welfare SystemExecutive Summary

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