REMOVING THE BARRIERS TO A QUALITY
A quality education provides a key path for breaking cycles of poverty.
REMOVING THE BARRIERS TO FULLFILLING
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
Everyone longs for and needs healthy relationships. The family is where it all begins.
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
On December 5th, some of the nation’s most innovative researchers, policy experts, and community-based practitioners lead a series of discussions at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on solutions that are unlocking human potential in Georgia and around the country, enabling...read more
The mandate from Georgia voters is clear—by an overwhelming margin, they want lawmakers in the General Assembly to pass legislation expanding school choice in 2019. That’s the finding of a new poll released by the Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO). The survey found...read more
A new poll from Education Next shows a surge in support for educational choice programs nationwide. Across the board, support is up for publicly funded school-choice scholarships, tax-credit scholarships, and public charter schools. And not only is public support for...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 October 2
Strong Families for Life
An internationally recognized parenting and family-strengthening program for high-risk and general population families. Improves parenting skills, family relationships, social competencies, and school performance.