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
Imagine the challenge of raising two children with special needs. That’s the task that Jan—a small business owner in Georgia—faces in bringing up her two girls. Katie has ADHD, dyslexia, and autism spectrum disorder, and Jessica has an auditory processing disorder and...read more
Of the many bills that will be under consideration by the Georgia legislature in 2019, one that we are particularly excited about is a piece of legislation creating “Individualized Education Accounts” (IEAs), which aim to improve our state’s Special Needs Scholarship...read more
President Trump recently signed an order aiming to streamline welfare in the U.S., which is leading lawmakers to take a deeper look at the many programs that make up the complex system. It's a positive first step, as the current structure reinforces dependency and...read more
Starting June 23
The Dad Life: Moving from Good to Great
On June 23rd, July 14th and July 28th 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!
Breakfast with Arthur Brooks
Join GCO and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation for a breakfast with Arthur Brooks who will explain how we can all use the power of storytelling to become more unifying as leaders in our communities, families, and places of work.
Arthur Brooks is the acclaimed author of The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America, which was a 2015 New York Times bestseller.
Staying the Course in College
A panel discussion on the importance of college completion
Please join the Georgia Center for Opportunity and the Atlanta Community Foundation for a discussion on two of the biggest economic threats facing the state of Georgia today – improving college access and affordability and meeting the needs of our workforce.