NEWS & OPINIONS
Five reasons to celebrate the value of work on Labor Day
Even though the unemployment rate in the U.S. is at historic lows, the labor force participation rate has not caught up — indicating that millions of workers are absent from the workforce who could otherwise be working.
Southeast Gwinnett Co-Op: serving and enriching families in need
The Georgia Center for Opportunity has partnered with the co-op to offer Elevate, our relationship enrichment class, to the families it supports.
Why student loan forgiveness plan is bad for the poor and working class
We believe the White House’s plan is wrong on many levels, but a top way is the way it unfairly penalizes the poor and working classes.
We Must Close The Grade Level Gap
Recent polling suggests parents are very concerned about learning loss and want political leaders to focus on this issue.
A glimmer of good economic news? Maybe not
Digging a little deeper to put the news into perspective reveals real concerns that stagflation will not end anytime soon.
Elevate relationship classes are helping couples recover from the COVID-19 pandemic
Through the Elevate program, couples are enrolled in eight 90-minute sessions that cover the seven core skills and qualities for relational health.
AEI’s Ian Rowe brings his experience & knowledge to the Breakthrough event
Mr. Rowe has emerged as a dynamic voice on education, upward economic mobility, family formation, the Success Sequence, and adoption.
Local schools and nonprofit, Every Woman Works, lend their voice at Breakthrough
Today, more than ever, there are shattered relationships across our culture — at home, at work, and at school. But even as the problems exist in our communities, we firmly believe that our communities also offer the solutions.
Don’t miss this line-up of speakers at our family Breakthrough event
Our upcoming event focused on family and relational health features a line-up of speakers you’ll definitely want to come out to hear. The event will be Thursday, August 25, from 10:30am to 12:30pm at Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta in Duluth, Georgia.
Education Promise Scholarships Should be a Winning Issue
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a watershed moment for expanding educational options for Georgia students. For many parents and families, the pandemic was the crisis point that showed them, in stark reality…
What the June inflation numbers mean for the poor
The inflationary environment in the U.S. and around the world continues to go from bad to worse. On July 13, the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics announced that in June the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 1.3%, not seasonally adjusted.
Meet Eric Watson of Express Employment Professionals
Eric Watson and his wife started Express Employment Professionals almost two decades ago. They focus primarily on long-term contract staffing in manufacturing, warehousing logistics, office administration, and professional placement.
First House bill related to juvenile justice reform advances from committee
Kentucky’s juvenile justice system is likely to undergo some major changes before the end of the 2023 legislative session. Josh Crawford, a Louisville resident and director of criminal justice initiatives for the Georgia Center for Opportunity, said that portion of...
Who is the most impacted by violent crime? Victims Matter with Josh Crawford
For years, researchers have said that increased exposure to violent video games have had an enormous impact on our children becoming desensitized to violence. It feels like every day—whether it be on our favorite news program or as we mindlessly scroll through social...
Bill to reopen Louisville’s juvenile detention center moves ahead, but some voice concerns
A bill that would reopen Louisville's juvenile detention center amid an influx of crimes committed by young people cleared its first committee hearing Wednesday in Frankfort. House Bill 3 appropriates $8.9 million to renovate the Jefferson County Youth Detention...
Competing proposals emerge to help Kentucky’s struggling juvenile justice centers
Kentucky’s troubled juvenile justice facilities have put a call on lawmakers to act. Democrats and Republicans have put out different approaches to curb troubled youth away from crime. Before the 2023 session started, lawmakers formed a work group to investigate the...
Two Columbus-based organizations offering FREE work-training program
Better Work Columbus and Asbury United Methodist Church are working together for the second year to offer free classes designed to remove the barriers that keep many people in Columbus without a job.
School choice in 2023: 10 states to watch
Millions of American children do not receive a quality education that sets them up for success. A good education leads to opportunity, but unfortunately, it’s out of reach for so many. All Americans, regardless of political leanings, believe their children deserve an...
Proposed bill would increase Georgia’s tax credit scholarship program cap
Proposed legislation would increase the cap on the state’s tax credit scholarship program a year after lawmakers raised it The proposed measure, House Bill 54, would increase the cap from $120 million annually to $200 million per year starting in 2024. The state’s tax...
Kentucky’s Juvenile Justice System
Renee Shaw and guests discuss Kentucky's juvenile justice system. Guests: State Sen. Whitney Westerfield (R-Fruit Hill); State Rep. Jason Nemes (R-Louisville); State Rep. Nima Kulkarni (D-Louisville); State Rep. Keturah Herron (D-Louisville); Terry Brooks, executive...