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The new GO infographic has been released

The 2013 Annual Report is here!

The GO Family is Growing!

Also: Meet Kitchen Ready Lead Chef and our new AmeriCorps Training Associate!

If you haven't already seen him around, you should know that Chef Liam Luttrell-Rowland is doing some amazing stuff with the Kitchen Ready program. Chef Liam has been working in the Southside community on economic and justice issues for a decade now and we're thrilled with the role he's been taking in leading our students through their culinary arts training. Liam's no stranger to GO either - he has been helping the Kitchen Ready program hone its recipe for success going on three years now.

Meet Kendra Penland!

We’d like to welcome our new Interim Executive Director!


Kendra Penland Interim Executive Director

Kendra Penland
Interim Executive Director

The Green Opportunities Board of Directors proudly announces that Kendra Penland, MPA has accepted the position of Interim Executive Director. On Monday, September 8, Penland began providing organizational leadership as well as management support for GO staff and programs. Penland will soon reach out to contact stakeholders and help with GO community engagement initiatives.

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Press Release: GO receives grant from Duke Energy Foundation

GO’s newly renovated technical training lab with commercial quality equipment ready for use.


Great news, folks! GO recently received a substantial grant from Duke Energy to boost the capacity of our training program and help to furnish the Arthur R. Edington Education and Resource Center with state-of-the-art training equipment. The Duke funding adds critical capacity to our functions in the Edington Center and will help guarantee that community residents have access to the highest quality job training available.

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