REMOVING THE BARRIERS TO A QUALITY

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A quality education provides a key path for breaking cycles of poverty.

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.

REMOVING THE BARRIERS TO A HEALTHY

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

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.

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

EVENTS

Starting June 23

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The Dad Life: Moving from Good to Great
On June 23rd, July 14th and July 28th 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!

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.

July 27

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Staying the Course in College
A panel discussion on the importance of college completion

You’re invited!

Please join the Georgia Center for Opportunity and the Atlanta Community Foundation for a discussion on two of the biggest economic threats facing the state of Georgia today – improving college access and affordability and meeting the needs of our workforce.

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