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We work to ensure that every child has access to quality education.

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Bringing the dignity of work to all people.

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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.

EXPANDING OPPORTUNITY

Georgia Passes Promise Scholarships and Expands Education Opportunity

Georgia Passes Promise Scholarships and Expands Education Opportunity

On April 23, 2024, Governor Brian Kemp signed SB 233, the Georgia Promise Scholarship Act, into law. This education savings account program—the first of its kind in Georgia—will allow eligible students to receive $6,500 state-funded scholarships that they can use to access the education option that best fits their needs.

Safer Kentucky Act: Six Crime Reforms Included and How They Help

Safer Kentucky Act: Six Crime Reforms Included and How They Help

The Safer Kentucky Act (House Bill 5) is a package of crime-related bills, including six GCO-recommended solutions for restoring community safety and better opportunities close to home, especially in impoverished neighborhoods that tend to bear the brunt of increasing violence.

EXPANDING THE CONVERSATION

Unraveling the Damage Done by Our Welfare System

Unraveling the Damage Done by Our Welfare System

Education, employment, and family formation are “the building blocks for a flourishing life,” says the leader of the Georgia Center for Opportunity.  But, unfortunately, America’s welfare system includes penalties for both work and family formation, Randy Hicks says. ...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signs ‘Promise Scholarships’ Bill

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signs ‘Promise Scholarships’ Bill

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a measure to allow families to spend taxpayer money on private school tuition, which school choice proponents lauded, though critics worry it will cut resources from strapped school systems.   Senate Bill 233, the “Georgia Promise...

 BETTER WORK

SHAY LEARNED THAT WORK MEANT MORE THAN A JOB FOR HER AND HER SON.  THROUGH OUR BETTER WORK PROGRAM, SHAY HAS FOUND MEANINGFUL WORK.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Summer Block Parties with Columbus Housing Authorities

Summer Block Parties with Columbus Housing Authorities

Parks & Rec is excited to announce a partnership with the Columbus Housing Authority for a special summer series! They're bringing back the beloved block party vibe to nine different housing area locations. Join us every Wednesday in June and July from 1:00 PM to...

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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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