Removing the Barriers to Opportunity

Education. Work. Family.

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.”

circle-eric-cochlingBrian Amero
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

EVENTS

September 11

Breakthrough Event
Join us in September as some of the nation’s most innovative researchers, policy experts, and community-based practitioners lead a series of discussions on solutions that are unlocking human potential in Georgia and around the country, enabling individuals and families to flourish.

Starting October 23

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The Dad Life: Moving from Good to Great
Beginning October 23rd, on Tuesdays and Thursdays the Healthy Families Initiative will offer a dads’ summer breakfast series which will utilize discussion topics and tips from the well-known 24/7 Dads program. The series will support men being dads/husbands/co-parents, giving guidance navigating the challenges of fatherhood in today’s world.

Seating is limited, so we’re asking for attendees to please register online in advance of the event. Married or single, we welcome all dads!

Starting February 20

Build My Best Relationship
HFI is offering a new way to connect with licensed professionals via a series of live web conferences. You’ll have the opportunity to engage in conversation with our experts, and gain insight into other resources and tools available to build your best relationship.

There are a limited number of participant slots to interact with licensed professionals as they tackle trending relationship topics.

All this takes place from the comfort of your computer, tablet, or phone!

Help us make a lasting difference in the lives of many. Please click the button below and donate today.

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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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