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 an independent, non-partisan think tank 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
In a recent project spearheaded by the Center of the American Experiment, Georgia Center for Opportunity's President and CEO, Randy Hicks, tackled the one topic even politicians and religious leaders are shying away from - family fragmentation. The written symposium...read more
A large majority of Georgians support expanding school choice in the state, including more than 80 percent of African-Americans and Latinos. The numbers are astounding, and for good reasons. Georgia’s students continue to struggle in national measures of academic...read more
Education savings accounts could help Georgia lawmakers ease overcrowding in public schools, an ongoing challenge for some school districts. Legislators are considering bills that would allow students to use an account to choose how and where they learn, modeled after...read more
Matching Gifts Campaign
Because our work is so important, a key supporter and GCO’s Board issued a challenge and pledged $100,000 if we can raise that amount before May 31st. Will you help us reach our goal so that we can increase opportunities for all Georgians?
Donate between now and May 31st and your donation will be automatically matched, dollar-for-dollar, until we reach our $100,000 goal. That means you can be a part of helping us raise an additional $200,000 for GCO!
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, planned for September 2017, will serve as GCO’s annual event and highlight the meaning of work – its intrinsic value and connection to human dignity.
We will have a panel discussion between David Miller, a leader at Chick-fil-A, and GCO President Randy Hicks. The event will be hosted at Monday Night Brewing in the heart of Atlanta. Registration will be open soon! Please click below for more information about the event.