Removing the Barriers to Opportunity

Education. Work. Family.

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

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Community leaders in education like Discovery High School, help shape our future leaders. Don't miss this opportunity next week to learn more about their ESOL program.

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GCO ON TWITTER

Female headed households are on lifting themselves out of poverty through work.

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It's time to get interactive and tell us what you think after you watch the short video. Let us know how you invest in your spouse within the comments below.
Also, if you're interested in learning more join #KatherineGreene and #CarlosGreene in week two of #ThrivingTogether as they take us through the "Exploration of Marriage." Watch the full-length video at https://youtu.be/4a84ZSgOqPg.

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Tech devices are wonderful tools until they begin to take families away from spending time together. Host a "NO MEDIA NIGHT" and spend time doing things your family loves.
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Join the Healthy Families Initiative every other week for helpful tips on creating #strongfamilyties by spending quality time together as a family.
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The new year is here, make a New Year's resolution with your child.
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There is no gift more precious than the hope of a better tomorrow, and you can #givehope today! This is your last chance to donate in 2019. Help build stronger people, families, and communities.
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Join Joyce and her new husband in 2020 as they journey through marriage with a new video series centered around helping couples achieve a thriving marriage. The tips and ideas will be from Joyce and Harolds network of support and guide them into a new year and new marriage.
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Only two days remain to #GiveHope in 2019. Help build stronger people, families, and communities!
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There are only five days left in the month to give your support and #givehope!

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Happy Holidays! Make memories with your children!
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It's important to know the outside influences on your child. Get to know their friends, too.
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It's the season of giving, so give of your time and efforts by volunteering with your children.
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We long for meaningful connections, which is why we're partnering with organizations like #nolongerbound, an Atlanta-based organization that enrolls men in a 12-month residential regeneration process to rescue addicts, restores men, and rescue families.
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It's important to know the outside influences on your child. Get to know their friends, too.
#parenting #fatherhood #superdads #HFI #healthyfamilies #hfidadtips #HFIworkshops
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Looking for fun things to do with your family? Check out #HFIPartner #FowlerYMCA, they have some great events on the calendar. There's even a Parents' Night Out!! #familytime
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This event from our #HFIPartner #revolutionteencenter looks like an entertaining and safe environments for teens to have some fun!

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This event from our #HFIPartner #revolutionteencenter looks like an entertaining and safe environments for teens to have some fun!

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#GivingTuesday is about more than just giving dollars. It's about giving hope, opportunities for success, and the tools needed for moving forward. Our goal is to move people out of #poverty into self-sufficiency. Help us achieve this goal. Give Hope.
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#GivingTuesday is about so much more than just dollars. It's about the people and the dreams born because of hope. At GCO your donations are used to remove barriers from those trapped in cycles of poverty. Those who have lost hope for a better education, fulfilling work, or ever having a stable family. Give today and give the gift of hope to so many around our state.
https://georgiaopportunity.org/givingtuesday/

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Shop #CyberMonday with #AmazonSmile and #Amazon will donate to GCO, so we can continue to be a leader in connecting community partners, leaders, and ideas to remove barriers keeping people in generational #poverty.
Use this link to learn how to connect with AmazonSmile. https://georgiaopportunity.org/support-gco-with-amazon-smiles/
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Deep Red Valleys Report

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Georgia's Welfare System Reference Guide

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An Alternative To Incarceration

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A High Price To Pay

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Increasing Employment Opportunities For Ex-Offenders

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Prisoner Reentry | The State of Corrections

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Prisoner Reentry

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Increasing Access to Quality Healthcare for Low-Income Uninsured Georgians

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Disincentives for Work and Marriage in Georgia's Welfare System White Paper

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Disincentives for Work and Marriage in Georgia's Welfare SystemExecutive Summary

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