Hiring Well, Doing Good

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Join us Monday, March 27th for our event to learn how businesses are partnering with non-profits to employ the jobless, while improving their bottom line.

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SCHOOL CHOICE IN GEORIGA

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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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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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Executive Vice President & General Counsel, GCO

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March 27

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Hiring Well, Doing Good
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. Many of these individuals are ready to flourish if given the opportunity.

Join us Monday, March 27th for our event to learn how businesses are partnering with non-profits to employ the jobless, while improving their bottom line.

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.

April 13

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Pastor’s Breakfast
Join us at our next Coffee, Compassion, and Community Pastors Breakfast on April 13th at Corner Bakery Cafe from 9am-10:30am to 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. RSVP today to reserve your spot!

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Georgia Center for Opportunity added an event.

Have you ever wondered what type of answers you would get if you walked up to someone in the Norcross and Peachtree Corners areas and asked the following questions:

Do you think it's important to wait until you are married to have kids?

Do you think single parents do just as good of a job as two parents?

Do you think marriage is important?

We posed those questions and a few others to residents of Norcross and Peachtree Corners. Join us to hear the answers, share with us your thoughts and how your congregations are strengthening families, and fellowship with other area pastors.
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Coffee, Compassion, and Community Pastors Breakfast

April 13, 2017, 9:00am

Corners Bakery Cafe located at 6050 Peachtree Pkwy, Norcross

Have you ever wondered what type of answers you would get if you walked up to someone in the Norcross and Peachtree Corners areas and asked the following questions: Do you think it's important to wait until you are married to have kids? Do you think single parents do just as good of a job as two parents? Do you think marriage is important? We posed those questions and a few others to residents of Norcross and Peachtree Corners. Join us to hear the answers, share with us your thoughts and how your congregations are strengthening families, and fellowship with other area pastors.

Coffee, Compassion, and Community Pastors Breakfast
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DownloadGeorgia School Choice Handbook

DownloadGeorgia School Choice Handbook

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Deep Red Valleys Report

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Georgia's Welfare System Reference Guide

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An Alternative To Incarceration

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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Prisoner Reentry | The State of Corrections

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Prisoner Reentry

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Increasing Access to Quality Healthcare for Low-Income Uninsured Georgians

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

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

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

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