Removing the Barriers to Opportunity

Education. Work. Family.

We are here to help our communities respond to the COVID-19 crisis

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.”

circle-eric-cochlingSteve Butler
Donor

“The Smart Steps class was the beginning of our journey and exposure to helping families and couples.”

circle-eric-cochlingJoyce Auld
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.”

circle-eric-cochlingEric Cochling
Executive Vice President & General Counsel, GCO

FEATURED STORIES

Now more than ever, we need authentic compassion

Now more than ever, we need authentic compassion

Now more than ever, we need authentic compassion By Katherine Greene“Our human compassion binds us to one another—not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.” We have a unique opportunity...

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"It’s the biggest good news story in my community, but almost no one knows about it. It’s a story of people (with #diversity of race, gender, income, political views, and faith) coming together to help alleviate and prevent suffering."

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The job market has changed, and so is the way people are seeking employment. Join us as we change the landscape for the un-and underemployed in Georgia.
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Join @BuzzBrockway and @JamieLord as they recap the recent legislative session for us today at 4 p.m. EST. https://www.facebook.com/gaopportunity/live/

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It's time we come together for our communities and double our impact. If you donate right now your gift will be doubled. Please help us create pathways to success for ALL people. GIVE NOW: http://georgiaopportunity.org/match

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Healthy boundaries = healthy relationships and families. Join us in learning more from our VP of family formation @JoyceMayberry.

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In the wake of #COVID19 more communities are coming together to meet the immediate need for jobs. In #ColumbusGA we're working with strong partners like Open Door Community House Inc., Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers, and #ChattahoocheeValleyPovertyReductionCoalition. Join us on this week's episode of #BreakthroughPodcast as we dive into conversation with @EricCochling where he breaks down the barriers and gives a better understanding of how @HiringWellDoingGood is changing lives and the Columbus community.
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Enjoy every moment of being a parent - both the good and the bad. They're only little for a short time. #HappyFathersDay

For more resources on parenting check out https://georgiaopportunity.org/initiatives/hfi-english/

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#Georgia is center of attention as the conversation around #humanrights and #lawenforcement continues. @BuzzBrockway shares some ideas to restoring trust through #civilassetforfeiture reforms.
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Don't miss the #live update with Buzz Brockway For Georgia tomorrow at 4 p.m. EST. He will be discussing the return of the #legislativesession and top priorities for #gapol.
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Our friends and #NoLongerBound are building men - strong men - who are using the skills and resources they learn through organization and through workshops with #HFI. ...

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Increasing Access to Quality Healthcare for Low-Income Uninsured Georgians

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