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

A Photo Journey through Breakthrough

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...

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EVENTS

December 5

Breakthrough Event
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

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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.

Help us make a lasting difference in the lives of many. Please click the button below and donate today.

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Thanks to @GAOpportunity for having me & @rodney_bullard & @GregBeadles to discuss future of economic mobility. Very proud to have @ChickfilA & @MBStadium as part of @GAChamber. Truly great corporate leadership. #gapol

Thanks to @GAOpportunity for having me & @rodney_bullard & @GregBeadles to discuss future of economic mobility.  Very proud to have @ChickfilA & @MBStadium as part of @GAChamber. Truly great corporate leadership. #gapol
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