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
There’s no doubt about it: Marriage is in crisis today, both in Georgia and across the United States. But even as we grieve declining marriage rates among young people—many of whom choose to cohabit rather than tie the knot—and spiking divorce rates among Baby...read more
The Georgia legislature is back in session, and school choice is likely to be a front and center issue. As we look to build off past school-choice successes in Georgia, a key priority will be to see Educational Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) become a reality. Along these...read more
It may surprise you to learn that data from the U.S. Census data show that just 2.4 percent of those who work full-time year-round live in poverty. In contrast, 14 percent of those who did work—but not full-time, and not year-round—were in poverty, and fully 32...read more
Join us in December 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
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!