About

Georgia is at a crossroads. We are enjoying the rewards of a growing economy and vibrant communities that make Georgia one of the country’s most popular places to do business and raise a family. However, hundreds of thousands of seemingly invisible men, women, and children are facing barriers that prevent them from achieving their dreams and reaching their potential, including the stain of a criminal record, being trapped in a welfare system that discourages work and family formation, and being ill-prepared for work or college as a student.

The challenges are multi-dimensional and pose threats not just to individual wellbeing, but also to continued economic growth, opportunity, and mobility.

Though the odds may seem insurmountable, these individuals can flourish if given the chance. So how do you create prosperity for those brimming with potential but faced with overwhelming barriers? The answers lie in providing meaningful opportunities to receive a good education, find gainful employment, and form and sustain healthy families.

Join us in December as some of the nation’s most innovative researchers, policy experts, and community-based practitioners lead a series of discussions on solutions that are unlocking human potential in Georgia and around the country, enabling individuals and families to flourish.

Schedule

Decemeber 5th

8:30 – 10:00am Breakfast Program
10:15 – 11:45 am Education to what degree: The promise of education innovation
12:15 – 1:00pm Invisible to invaluable: How Georgia’s top companies are providing jobs – and hope – to the underemployed
1:15 – 2:45pm A bolder bottom line: Work as the most effective antipoverty intervention
3:00 – 4:30pm Healthy Families: Incubators of the next generation
4:30 – 6:00pm Closing Reception

Speakers

Venue

Mercedes Benz stadium is home of both the Falcons and Atlanta United, is a concert venue frequented by talented musicians, and next February, will host the single most-watched game in American sports: the Super Bowl. But the stadium is more than a sports venue. It’s symbolic of Georgia’s promise. It’s an expression of human aspiration and innovation. Within its walls and reflected in its gleaming glass are the ideas, gifts, skills, and sweat of Georgians from all walks of life: architects, electricians, plumbers, tradesman of all kinds; entrepreneurs in construction, technology, food service; corporate leaders and philanthropists.

Directions

Guests that are driving
Directions to Silver Deck:

Address: 1414 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Take elevator up to the 6th floor of the parking garage and enter the stadium through Gate 2.

Guests that are taking Marta:

Get off at “Dome/GWCC/Phillip Arena/CNN Center” stop
Walk across International Plaza to the stadium
Please enter the building through Gate 2

Guests that are taking Uber/Lyft:

Address: 1414 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Ask to be dropped off across the street from Red Deck by the huge Falcon statue
Please enter through Gate 2

Sponsors

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Ronald Blue Trust Family Office and Erik Daniels

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Kelly McGonigal at events@georgiaopportunity.org.

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