SCHOOL CHOICE IN GEORGIA
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.
“I think GCO is most effective at identifying barriers to opportunity and developing both public policy and community-based solutions to those barriers.”
“The Smart Steps class was the beginning of our journey and exposure to helping families and couples.”
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.”
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.”
Executive Vice President & General Counsel, GCO
With more than 17,000 students enrolled in scholarship programs, Georgia is a leader in educational opportunity, according to the 2016-2017 School Choice Yearbook put out by the American Federation for Children (AFC). In fact, the Peach State is seventh in the country...read more
Do public charter schools deliver results in a more cost-effective way compared to traditional public schools? That’s the question addressed by a recent research report from the University of Arkansas (PDF download). The answer, it turns out, is unequivocally yes....read more
On Monday, lawmakers in the Georgia House Ways and Means Committee overwhelmingly passed House Bill 482, a measure that would make Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) a reality in the Peach State. Representatives Paul Battles (R- Cartersville), Allen Peake (R- Macon),...read more
Give As You Shop
We would like to invite you to choose Georgia Center For Opportunity as your charity and shop at smile.amazon.com. A percentage of your purchases will be donated to GCO. It is an easy way to make an impact through simply shopping.
Please click on the button below and select Georgia Center for Opportunity as your preferred charity. Then, as you are making purchase, Amazon will donate to GCO.
Healthy Families Initiative 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.
Register today from our selection HFI Classes that are designed to help you build a stronger family, both today and for the future.
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.