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State Unemployment December 2021 Statistics

State Unemployment December 2021 Statistics

Today, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced state unemployment numbers from December 2021.  The results put Georgia as 6th best in the nation for jobs recovered since the beginning of the pandemic. Utah, Idaho, Texas, and Arizona lead the pack, with Utah the...

National School Choice Week

National School Choice Week

The Georgia Center For Opportunity is proud to acknowledge Jan. 23-29 as National School Choice Week in Georgia.  More than 1,000 events are planned across the state to celebrate the blessing of educational options regardless of a family's income, zip code, or race....

Gov. Kemp Announces GEER II Funding to Support Education

Gov. Kemp Announces GEER II Funding to Support Education

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has announced that $4.1 million in new federal GEERs funding will be allocated to "the creation and replication of 10 new, high-quality charter schools in underserved communities. The funds will be utilized for start-up costs, networking...

Could inflation be a persistent problem for the foreseeable future?

Could inflation be a persistent problem for the foreseeable future?

The CPI is up over 7% over last 12 months Today, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that in December the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.5% on a seasonally adjusted basis. The CPI is up 7% over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. That is the...

State can give parents options and support traditional public schools

State can give parents options and support traditional public schools

Educational choice is saving the state money   An updated analysis from EdChoice finds that Georgia's two educational choice programs—the Special Needs Scholarship Program and the Qualified Education Expense Tax credit—have saved Georgia taxpayers between $605 and...

Training Success at Open Door Community House

Training Success at Open Door Community House

A focus on the contributions of the African American family BETTER WORK Columbus delivers Marketing Yourself training to clients of our non-profit partners upon request. This training gives students insight into the perspective of an employer and what matters to them...

My HOPE for individuals and families in 2022

My HOPE for individuals and families in 2022

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." — Margaret Mead   As we reflect on 2021 and think about what we want for the new year ahead, I thought that it would be beneficial...

Finding Focus and Direction with Better Work

Finding Focus and Direction with Better Work

Finding Skilled and Teachable Talent   BETTER WORK is helping our neighbors find better work opportunities in Columbus. We care about facilitating life transformation and not only an initial job connection. We want local families to thrive, become self-sufficient, and...

MEDIA MENTIONS

An Opportunity Roadmap For Poverty Relief | The Georgia Virtue

The South is the fastest growing region in the country. The pull of our warm winters, friendly people, and low cost of living has drawn millions over the last few years. However, an old foe that we have attempted to fight for decades continues to afflict our people....

Perspective: The surprisingly simple ways to incentivize marriage

Some parents don’t wed because they fear losing government benefits. Governors in states like Utah and Virginia could solve this problem Originally posted on Deseret News “I chose not to marry,” Tiana said. “For one, I get a lot of assistance. I have a disabled child....

GCO honored to be listed on Atlas Network’s top 10 to watch in 2022

The Georgia Center for Opportunity team is honored to be named as one of the Atlas Network’s top 10 nonprofit partners to watch in 2022. Atlas acknowledges GCO as an organization working “to make the world a better place for countless everyday people.” Atlas’...

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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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