We make it a priority to host events within the community, so we can connect with our neighbors and work to educate our community about the work we’re doing across the state.
Healthy Families Initiative | Register For 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.
Through partnerships with local churches, nonprofits, schools, and businesses, we’re ensuring the Healthy Families Initiative is a success and sustainable for years to come. We are driven by a belief – supported by experience and research- that people from all walks of life are more likely to flourish if they have an intact, healthy family and strong relationships.
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Thursday, October 12
Date: Thursday, October 12
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Georgia Center for Opportunity
333 Research Court
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
*Breakfast will be served
We are excited to partner with Peachtree Corners & Norcross Pastors Association (PC&NPA) for our next Coffee, Compassion, and Community breakfast on October 12th. This gathering will serve as PC&NPA’s quarterly meeting.
Together we will pray, discuss ways we can collaborate as a community of organizations to have a positive impact in our neighborhoods, plus your church’s upcoming events!
Please bring any marketing materials that accompany your upcoming events, or you can email digital copies to Joyce.Whitted@georgiaopportunity.org prior to the meeting. We’ll make sure each attendee has a copy (we’ll even make the copies).
Our meeting will also include PC&NPA’s regular prayer time, so we’re asking for all prayer requests to be made prior to the meeting through this link.
Please be sure to register for this event. It’s the only way to make sure that we have plenty of food and materials for everyone. We look forward to seeing you there!
If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Whitted at 770-242-0001 x707 or email@example.com.
September 14, 2017
Pubs, People, and Purpose
Date: September 14, 2017
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Monday Night Brewing
Exploring the Higher Meaning of Work:
Work is more than just “a job” or a source of income; it’s a source of dignity and pride. For much of history, the idea of work was imbued with a higher meaning that was rooted in the belief that men and women, as bearers of God’s image, are wired to create things of beauty and value. Now? Not so much. Over recent decades, work has increasingly been seen as a necessary means to a material end. “Pubs, People, and Purpose” will feature a dynamic panel of folks discussing the deeper meaning of work and what it means for the average worker, executive, entrepreneur, and policymaker.
On September 14th, at 5:30pm at Monday Night Brewing, 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.
About the Venue:
Every once in a while, someone rises above the crowd to remind us of what really matters. One of those individuals was Arthur Guinness, who founded the iconic Guinness beer in Dublin in 1759. Motivated by a sense of responsibility born of faith, Guinness had a vision for his product and his company that affirmed the dignity of both people and work. So we asked, “Why not honor Arthur Guinness by having our event at Monday Night Brewing, which was also founded by people of faith who recognize that their work is part of a larger story.”
Monday Night Brewing grew out of a Bible study “to deepen human relationships over some of the best beer in the country.” They embrace the value of work and believe – as reflected in their name – that life shouldn’t just be about living for the weekend but that people should enjoy every day, including their work days.
March 27, 2017
Hiring Well, Doing Good
Location: Hilton Atlanta Northeast
5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
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.
Registration Coming Soon!
Thursday, January 26 2017
National 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.