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 for and needs healthy relationships. The family is where it all begins.

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SCHOOL CHOICE IN GEORGIA

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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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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.”

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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

FEATURED STORIES

Helping Seth live up to his potential

Of the many bills that will be under consideration by the Georgia legislature in 2019, one that we are particularly excited about is a piece of legislation creating “Individualized Education Accounts” (IEAs), which aim to improve our state’s Special Needs Scholarship...

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EVENTS

June 9

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The Dad Factor: Presence
HFI is looking for Gwinnett County dads who want to become superheroes! Join us for breakfast and a time to connect with other area fathers, plus gain tips and strategies on healthy living, healthy relationships, entrepreneurship, mentorship, and so much more!

We will be joined by guest speaker Kenneth Braswell from Fathers Incorporated and Drue Warner from All Pro Dad. Don’t miss this exciting event! Allow yourself to be rejuvenated about your family relationships!

May 23

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Breakfast with Arthur Brooks
Join GCO and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation for a breakfast with Arthur Brooks who will explain how we can all use the power of storytelling to become more unifying as leaders in our communities, families, and places of work.

Arthur Brooks is the acclaimed author of The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America, which was a 2015 New York Times bestseller.

May 22

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Hiring Well, Doing Good Columbus
Hiring Well, Doing Good is a catalytic event that will launch a city-wide initiative that will connect and harness the collective efforts of the Columbus community with the goal of preparing the un- and under- employed for work and connecting them with available jobs.

Reduce unemployment and impact generations of Columbus families by registering your spot at Hiring Well, Doing Good Columbus.

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

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A new story on @FoxNews from @GAOpportunity offers insights on overhauling the welfare system the right way: with compassion and common sense. #welfarereform

It's time to overhaul welfare the right way -- here's how

Leaders in Washington vowed to enact welfare reform this year.

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