Removing the Barriers to Opportunity

Education. Work. Family.

We are here to help our communities respond to the COVID-19 crisis

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.”

circle-eric-cochlingSteve Butler
Donor

“The Smart Steps class was the beginning of our journey and exposure to helping families and couples.”

circle-eric-cochlingJoyce Auld
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.”

circle-eric-cochlingBrian Amero
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.”

circle-eric-cochlingEric Cochling
Executive Vice President & General Counsel, GCO

FEATURED STORIES

Fostering is the best example of civil society in action

Fostering is the best example of civil society in action

Yesterday we received no less than four video calls from different people working for a child in our care. Each reached out to meet a different need in the life of this  child who has been thrust into an un-ideal situation. A child who may feel disconnected,...

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Reducing vulnerability to unwanted emotions

Reducing vulnerability to unwanted emotions

Licensed Professional Counselor, Diana Lleras gives her perspective on emotional health from the communities she serves. She also shares ways to identify unwanted emotions in family members and how you can create an environment that keeps you in an emotionally healthy...

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Looking for a #weekendread? Let us help you get caught up on all you need to know.
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We're all ready to see daily routines return to some sort of normalcy, so as we exercise patience for things to reopen fully let's laugh! #FridayFunny #Laughteristhebestmedicine ...

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As we come to a close of #fostercareawarenessmonth how have you been impacted by #fostercare or the #fostercarecommunity? We're so grateful for those who have opened their hearts and homes to children all over the state.
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So many in our state have been impacted by #fostercare. What's your story?

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@Faithbridge Foster Care
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Don't forget to join us later today for a LIVE update with Buzz Brockway. 4 p.m. EST on our Facebook page.
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"America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor." ~Paul Tsongas

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#Teacherappreciation looks a little different this year as more parents are taking on the role of educator.
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Don't forget to join us tomorrow for another informative and LIVE update from @BuzzBrockway on how Georgia policies are effecting everyday lives - 4 p.m. on Facebook LIVE.
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Too many children are without the opportunity to experience the support and love of family. How have you been effected by #fostercare? Tell us your story.
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#fostercareawarenessmonth
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#makingGAgreat
#makinggeorgiagreat
#Breakthrough
#successsequence
#Fostercare #families #fosterparents #fosterchildren #fosterkids #fosterfamilies #fostercommunity

@Faithbridge Foster Care
@Bethany Christian Services
@Promise686
@The Foster Care Alliance
@Connections Homes
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Instagram and Facebook want to boost small, local businesses. Make sure you're helping by using the #SupportSmallBusiness hashtag on Facebook and a "Support Small Business" sticker on Instagram.

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It's #FridayFunny time times two! #laughteristhebestmedicine

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It's #FridayFunny time, and we must continue to laugh in order to maintain healthy emotional and mental stability. #laughteristhebestmedicine

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Join us tomorrow on Facebook Live at 4 p.m. EST with @BuzzBrockway. He will update us on current Georgia policy and how it effects our daily living.
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#coronavirus #covid19 #mypandemicsurvivalplan #QuarntineAndChill #coronavirusoutbreak #quarantined #stayysafestayhealthy #coronapocalypse #alonetogether #WorkingFromHome #AnotherDayAtTheHomeOffice #HomeSweetOffice #MyHomeOffice #RemoteLife #WhereAreMyCoworkers #WorkFromWherever #WhatsTheWiFiPassword #businesslife #learning
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As we begin to see our lifestyle take on a new normal with reopenings, many of us are still missing the days of old. 😁 #FridayFunny #laughteristhebestmedicine

#coronavirus #covid19 #mypandemicsurvivalplan #QuarntineAndChill #coronavirusoutbreak #quarantined #stayysafestayhealthy #coronapocalypse #alonetogether #WorkingFromHome #AnotherDayAtTheHomeOffice #HomeSweetOffice #MyHomeOffice #RemoteLife #WhereAreMyCoworkers #WorkFromWherever #WhatsTheWiFiPassword #businesslife #learning
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In recent months, our #HealthyFamiliesInitiative has been able to serve others by moving healthy relationship classes online, allowing participants to continue to learn, grow, and build strong relationships no matter the circumstances. Community starts with us, so GIVE today!

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Be part of #GivingTuesdayNow. Those impacted goes far beyond the disease and your gift will help support efforts to provide well-being training and job placement in vulnerable communities. DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT: Thanks to the generosity of our donors, EVERY DOLLAR IS MATCHED.

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Teachers come in all forms of people in our lives. Thank you to the educators who are molding the minds of our students each and everyday, both inside and outside of the traditional classroom.
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Don't forget @BuzzBrockway is LIVE tomorrow at 4:00 pm EST for another informative update.
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Join us for a SPECIAL EDITION LIVE update today at 3:30 with Buzz Brockway as he reviews the just released quarantine restriction guidelines for Georgia.
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Join @BuzzBrockway tomorrow at noon for a special LIVE update. You won't want to miss it!

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