Removing the Barriers to Opportunity

Education. Work. Family.

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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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GCO ON TWITTER

"I believe in second chances because I believe everybody deserves the opportunity to recover from mistakes that they may have made in the past."
- Buzz Brockway, @GAOpportunity

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Join tomorrow afternoon at 4:15 p.m. EST for another informative legislative update with Buzz Brockway For Georgia. See you soon!
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With so much information being produced on a daily basis regarding COVID-19, make sure you're up-to-date with what's going on in #Georgia.
https://georgiaopportunity.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-covid-19-coronavirus-in-georgia/

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#Laughteristhebestmedicine! Because we live in Georgia, we hope you enjoy this #FridayFunny.
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Do you have a graduating senior? Check out the GA Dept of Education for all Class of 2020 updates.
https://www.georgiainsights.com/graduating.html

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Join @BuzzBrockway tomorrow (March 31st) at 4 p.m. EST for another LIVE legislative update.
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#GCO
#makingGAgreat
#makinggeorgiagreat
#Breakthrough
#successsequence
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Help prevent the spread of #Covid19 in Georgia with these simple steps.
For more information about how the virus is effecting our state visit: https://georgiaopportunity.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-covid-19-coronavirus-in-georgia/

#coronavirus #covid19 #mypandemicsurvivalplan #QuarntineAndChill #coronavirusoutbreak #quarantined #stayysafestayhealthy #coronapocalypse
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As we navigate this #pandemic together, we're grateful those around the state caring for those who have fallen ill. #Thankshealthheros

Get up-to-date information about the Coronavirus in Georgia:
https://georgiaopportunity.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-covid-19-coronavirus-in-georgia/

#coronavirus #covid19 #mypandemicsurvivalplan #QuarntineAndChill #coronavirusoutbreak #quarantined #coronapocalypse
#GCO #makingGAgreat #makinggeorgiagreat #community
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Even in tough times we need to laugh, because #laughteristhebestmedicine. The creativity that has come from being under a quarantine is amazing! #FridayFunny
#coronavirus #covid19 #mypandemicsurvivalplan #QuarntineAndChill #coronavirusoutbreak #quarantined #coronapocalypse #stayysafestayhealthy
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As we navigate this #pandemic together, we're grateful those around the state caring for those who have fallen ill. #Thankshealthheros

Get up-to-date information about the Coronavirus in Georgia:
https://georgiaopportunity.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-covid-19-coronavirus-in-georgia/

#coronavirus #covid19 #mypandemicsurvivalplan #QuarntineAndChill #coronavirusoutbreak #quarantined #coronapocalypse
#GCO #makingGAgreat #makinggeorgiagreat #community
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During times of crisis we often need to laugh in order to help cope with the ever-changing environment and to help lift our spirits during difficult times. Every Friday we're going to bring you some of the posts that have made us chuckle. #FridayFunny #laughteristhebestmedicine

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We are working hard to keep everyone up-to-date on the data and facts surrounding coronavirus in Georgia. We've compiled data in hopes of creating your one-stop shop for information. We will continue to add to this page as new information is released. As always, we encourage your thoughts and feedback!

https://georgiaopportunity.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-covid-19-coronavirus-in-georgia/

#coronavirus #covid19 #mypandemicsurvivalplan #QuarntineAndChill #coronavirusoutbreak #quarantined #coronapocalypse
#GCO #makingGAgreat #makinggeorgiagreat #community #staysafestayhealthy
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It's always good to stay informed.
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This #Coronapandemic is effecting all of us, but especially the elderly. Let's take some time to be compassionate and love on our neighbors.
https://ifstudies.org/blog/loving-our-elderly-neighbor-during-the-coronavirus

#coronavirus #covid19 #mypandemicsurvivalplan #QuarntineAndChill #coronavirusoutbreak #quarantined #coronapocalypse
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We may have been advised to keep our social distance from others, but we're all still connecting in really creative ways. See how kindness and technology are taking center-stage.
https://georgiaopportunity.org/community-is-happening-despite-social-distancing/

#coronavirus #covid19 #mypandemicsurvivalplan #QuarntineAndChill #coronavirusoutbreak #quarantined #coronapocalypse
#GCO #makingGAgreat #makinggeorgiagreat #Breakthrough #successsequence #HFI #HealthyFamily #tipsandtricks #freetips #family #familyiseveryything #myfamily #helpfulhints #community
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Many of us are home with our children and this is a great opportunity to connect on a deeper level. Here are some exciting activities that will keep you busy and strengthen your relationship at the same time.

https://georgiaopportunity.org/strengthening-family-making-the-most-of-this-time-together/

#coronavirus #covid19 #mypandemicsurvivalplan #QuarntineAndChill #coronavirusoutbreak #quarantined #coronapocalypse
#GCO #makingGAgreat #makinggeorgiagreat #Breakthrough #successsequence #HFI #HealthyFamily #tipsandtricks #freetips #family #familyiseveryything #myfamily #helpfulhints #community #parenting #parents #hfidadtips #hfiworkshops #hfipartners #successsequence
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Spring starts tomorrow, and what's better family time than gardening together! Build #strongfamilyties by building and taking care of a family garden.
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Teaching your kids about public service is a great way to spend time together as a family. Build #strongfamilyties by visiting your local fire station or police station.
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GCO celebrated Black History Month by highlighting those who have contributed so much to our nation—those from the African-American community who remind us of what is great about this country.

https://youtu.be/UBocgZlu_ag

Check out some of our articles below:
Recognizing Black History Month Is About Recalling Where We Came From - https://georgiaopportunity.org/recognizing-black-history-month-is-about-recalling-where-we-came-from/

You Don’t Have To Be African American In Order To Appreciate Black History Month! - https://georgiaopportunity.org/you-dont-have-to-be-african-american-to-understand-black-history-month/

The Value of Sung and Unsung Heroes - https://georgiaopportunity.org/the-value-of-sung-and-unsung-heroes/

#blackhistorymonth #blackhistory #blackwomen #blacklove #blackmen #black #blackgirlmagic #history #blackhistoryfacts #blackisbeautiful #africanamerican #blackpride #africanamericanhistory #knowledge #GCO
#makingGAgreat #makinggeorgiagreat #Breakthrough #successsequence
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As we come to the close of Black History month, let us live throughout the year with spirit of giving to one another and building strong communities through a collective vision of success and work together to achieve new levels of opportunity for all Georgians!

#blackhistorymonth #blackhistory #blackwomen #blacklove #blackmen #black #blackgirlmagic #history #blackhistoryfacts #blackisbeautiful #africanamerican #blackpride #africanamericanhistory #knowledge #GCO
#makingGAgreat #makinggeorgiagreat #Breakthrough #successsequence
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