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Green Opportunities’ YouthBuild program creates construction career pathways for young adults

Students in GO’s first YouthBuild cohort practiced their carpentry and framing skills by building a chicken coop. From left, Atticus Monfredi, Erik Whitesides, Eddie Green, and Davad Mills. 


Last month, Green Opportunities kicked-off the second of three planned cycles of its new YouthBuild training program, a tuition-free pre-apprenticeship program designed for out-of-school youth in Buncombe County.

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Catawba Brewing, Rhubarb & Gaining Ground Farm Team Up for 2018 Asheville Beer Week Dinner Benefiting Green Opportunities


Join Catawba Brewing, Chef John Fleer of Rhubarb restaurant, and the Green Opportunities (GO) Kitchen Ready culinary training program for a freshly harvested farm dinner on Wednesday, May 30 at Yesterday Spaces in Leicester.  This five-course beer and food pairing will be held from 6:00-9:30 in the beautiful Appalachian mountains and features farm-fresh food, including appetizers and dessert.

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Recruitment is Open for GO’s Training and Employment Programs!


Motivated to make a change? Looking for a second chance?


Green Opportunities is accepting new students for our Kitchen Ready, YouthBuild, and Ready to Work programs. Apply today!



Are you looking for a job, training opportunities, or your GED® / high school equivalency diploma? GO can help you meet your goals.

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Calling all GO Alumni: Please Join us for a 10th Anniversary Planning Meeting on April 11!

Green Opportunities co-founders Dan Leroy and DeWayne Barton and current GO staff and board members will host a 10th anniversary planning meeting on Wednesday, April 11. 


Calling all GO Alumni! Are you a former GO partner, employer, staff member, board member, or student? If so, you’re invited to join us for our 10th Anniversary Planning Meeting on Wednesday, April 11 at the Arthur R.

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