ABOUT US

VISION

Vibrant communities where everyone can achieve their potential

MISSION

Removing barriers to ensure that every person — no matter their race, past mistakes, or the circumstances of their birth — has access to a quality education, fulfilling work, and a healthy family life. 

BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS

To ensure that every person no matter their race, past mistakes, or circumstances of their birth has access to a quality education, fulfilling work, and a healthy family life.

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BETTER OPPORTUNITIES

A family sitting on the floor together
A family sitting on the floor together
A family sitting on the floor together

WHAT WE DO

The Georgia Center for Opportunity brings together the solutions that lift people from poverty. Our desire is that each person be given the opportunity to achieve their potential.

HOW WE DO IT

We develop RESEARCH & ANALYSIS because many policies, even if well intentioned, often hinder opportunity.

We develop PARTNERSHIPS because addressing poverty isn’t a solo endeavor. It requires cooperation from people who can meet needs where it matters most — in neighborhoods and communities.

We develop SYSTEMS because sometimes would-be partners lack the tools to work together to address the challenges people face in moving from dependency to self-sufficiency. 

OUR PARTNERS

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OUR TEAM

David Bass

David Bass

Press Manager

Kristin Barker

Kristin Barker

Program Manager BETTER WORK Columbus

Luisa Beeco

Luisa Beeco

BETTER WORK Gwinnett Program Specialist

Buzz Brockway

Buzz Brockway

VP of Public Policy

Jace Brooks

Jace Brooks

Director of BETTER WORK Gwinnett

Corey Burres

Corey Burres

VP of Communications

Kimberly Chalek

Kimberly Chalek

VP of External Affairs

Eric Cochling

Eric Cochling

Chief Program officer & General Counsel

Jim Eckstein

Jim Eckstein

Executive Vice President

Katherine Greene

Katherine Greene

Healthy Families Program Manager

Randy Hicks

Randy Hicks

President & CEO

Koppany Jordan

Koppany Jordan

Development Associate

Jamie Lord

Jamie Lord

Director of Government Affairs

Joyce Mayberry

Joyce Mayberry

VP of Family

Kelly McGonigal

Kelly McGonigal

Director of Institutional Giving

Erik Randolph

Erik Randolph

Director of Research

Kimberly Sawatka

Kimberly Sawatka

Communications Manager

Dave Sloan

Dave Sloan

Director of External Affairs

Katelyn Stewart

Katelyn Stewart

Family Life Program Facilitator

Katelyn Tinney

Katelyn Tinney

Director of Operations

Kelsey Underwood

Kelsey Underwood

Agile Product Manager

Brian Wheeler

Brian Wheeler

Development-Operations Associate

NON PROFIT STATUS

The Georgia Center for Opportunity is a 501(C) (3) and operates as a non-partisan non profit.

ANNUAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Under the tax-exempt status, all donations and support are tax deductible.

ANNUAL REPORT

Read how GCO has been removing barriers to opportunity in our Annual Reports:

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Click here to view our 2018 Audited Financials
Click here to view our 2018 990 Form
Click here to view our 2019 990 Form

Download Fortifying Pathways

Download Fortifying Pathways

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DownloadGeorgia School Choice Handbook

DownloadGeorgia School Choice Handbook

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Deep Red Valleys Report

Deep Red Valleys Report

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Georgia's Welfare System Reference Guide

Georgia's Welfare System Reference Guide

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An Alternative To Incarceration

An Alternative To Incarceration

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A High Price To Pay

A High Price To Pay

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Increasing Employment Opportunities For Ex-Offenders

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

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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