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A Career Built on Passion

Meet Kain Chambers, one of GO’s most recent Youth Corps graduates. Kain participated in our Built Environment program, where he learned carpentry, construction and woodworking skills. What he was really interested in, however, was graphic design. So we IMG_0469 2arranged for him to work with Asheville’s Mail Management Services through our Work Experience Fridays program. Kain worked with MMS once a week, helping out with printing projects and learning graphic design skills.

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Southside Community Garden Blooming with Possibilities

The Southside Community Garden at the Edington Center has taken off! We have a wide variety of produce growing including Kale, Cabbage, Mustard Greens Beets, CornDSC_0232, Snap Peas, Beans, Tomatoes, Peppers, Okra, Eggplant, Squash, Zucchini, Watermelon, Radishes, Carrots and Basil (just to name a few)!

 

Community Garden Workdays are held every Saturday from 9:30 AM until 1:00 PM.

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Green Opportunities Welcomes Executive Director George C. Jones, Jr.!

GCJ-GO Photos 7We are pleased to announce the hire of George C. Jones, Jr. as the organization’s new Executive Director. Mr. Jones will officially begin his role at GO on July 15, 2015 working alongside outgoing Interim Executive Director, Kendra Penland, GO staff and the GO Board to ensure a smooth transition.

 

GO’s new Executive Director brings with him a 20-year history of proven leadership, successful economic development initiatives and innovative multi-sector partnerships.

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