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.
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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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Pubs, People, and Purpose
Date: September 2017
Monday Night Brewing
670 Trabert Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
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. Dorothy Sayers captures this meaning well, writing “…work is not, primarily, a thing one does to live, but the thing one lives to do. It is, or it should be, the full expression of the worker’s faculties, the thing in which he finds spiritual, mental, and bodily satisfaction, and the medium in which he offers himself to God.” Among other things, this understanding carries with it the idea that the labor of the worker is not just an economic good, but a social good as well, and holds significant implications not only for the individual worker, but also for the entrepreneur, business executive, and policymaker.
We will have a panel discussion between David Miller, a leader at Chick-fil-A, and GCO President Randy Hicks. David Miller will speak to the meaning of work, purpose, and calling, including what it means not just for a worker but for someone managing others as an executive. Where does our sense of calling come from? How do we find and fulfill our purpose? The member of Chick-fil-A’s senior leadership team will provide his perspective on how Chick-fil-A’s understanding of work shapes their business model, workplace environment, and philanthropy. Randy Hicks will connect our understanding of work and human dignity to GCO’s work with community leaders. If work is a source of pride and purpose, what does this mean for how we approach poverty alleviation?
Venue: Located in the heart of Atlanta, Monday Night Brewing grew out of a Bible Study and one of their primary goals is “to deepen human relationships.” Their name also reflects their view that life shouldn’t just be about living for the weekend but that people should enjoy every day, including their work days. In addition to the venue fitting well with the theme of the event, this trendy and unique space will encourage attendance and provide us with the flexibility to share our story with a large audience.
April 13, 2017
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Georgia Center for Opportunity
333 Research Court
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
*Breakfast will be served
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:
1. Do you think it’s important to wait until you are married to have kids?
2. Do you think single parents do just as good of a job as two parents?
3. Do you think marriage is important?
Well, we posed those questions and a few more to residents of Norcross and Peachtree Corners. Join us at our next Coffee, Compassion, and Community Pastors Breakfast on April 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.
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.
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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.