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BETTER OPPORTUNITIES

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

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.

BETTER EDUCATION

IN ONE OF THE MOST IMPOVERISHED AREAS IN THE NATION, OPPORTUNITY BEGINS AT SCHOOL

EXPANDING OPPORTUNITY

Wishing you an abundant Thanksgiving

Wishing you an abundant Thanksgiving

But one thing stands out to me when thinking about the stories of the men and women we serve everyday here at the Georgia Center for Opportunity — and that’s being thankful for a second chance.

Q&A with North Georgia Works

Q&A with North Georgia Works

In this interview, we sat down with Michael Giddens, executive director of North Georgia Works, to hear more about his organization, the good work being done in the community, and how GCO is helping to advance their mission.

EXPANDING THE CONVERSATION

Report gives Georgia high marks for economic freedom

Report gives Georgia high marks for economic freedom

“This is another report that reinforces Georgia’s place in the country as a freedom leader, especially during the pandemic and now in post-pandemic life,” Erik Randolph, director of research for the Georgia Center for Opportunity, said in a release.

Report gives Georgia high marks for economic freedom

Report gives Georgia high marks for economic freedom

“This is another report that reinforces Georgia’s place in the country as a freedom leader, especially during the pandemic and now in post-pandemic life,” Erik Randolph, director of research for the Georgia Center for Opportunity, said in a release.

How to turn back the tide of violent crime

How to turn back the tide of violent crime

And the people bearing the brunt of those policy choices come from our most vulnerable communities where violent crime not only cuts lives short but significantly reduces economic mobility.

 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

MARKETING YOURSELF: GET YOUR DREAM JOB

COLUMBUS, GA | Free Online and In-Person Training

The training includes discovering what employers care about, mastering interviews, showing your strengths, and dressing for success. 

WINNING THE WORKPLACE CHALLENGE

FREE Virtual Classes

Winning the Workplace Challenge provides training on how to deal with home and workplace relationships. Create happier and healthier habits that will strengthen your relationships in the workplace!

ELEVATE WORKSHOPS

PEACHTREE CORNERS, GA | Free Online and In-Person Classes

Join other couples in discovering ways to learn skills and manage stress to ELEVATE your relationship! 

EVERYDAY RESOURCES

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Healthy @ Home image withe explainer text.
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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

Prisoner Reentry | The State of Corrections

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Prisoner Reentry

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

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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