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Telling the Unvarnished Truth About Georgia

As we close out Black History Month, I reflect on our commitment this month and every month to confront the troubled history that still reproduces disadvantage for hardworking Georgians. W.E.B. Du Bois debuted The Georgia Negro 120 years ago at

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Every Georgian Deserves Access to Higher Education

Co-authored by Policy Fellow Stephanie Angel and Senior Policy Analyst Jennifer Lee Diana graduated from Gainesville High School at the top of her class in 2014. She started attending the University of North Georgia (UNG), taking a lower course load

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Jumpstart Economic Opportunity with a Clean Slate

By: Stephanie Angel, Policy Fellow and Alex Camardelle, Senior Policy Analyst Introduction Tens of thousands of Georgia citizens return to their home communities from prison each year with hopes of being hired and supporting their families.[1] But far too many

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Four Ways to Strengthen Georgia’s State Workforce Plan

Georgia’s public workforce system is intended to create pathways to economic opportunity for people facing high barriers to meaningful jobs. Funded primarily with federal dollars, the system serves 49,000 low-income Georgians who are veterans, returning citizens, youth who are not

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