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Announcing New Schedule for Southside Community Kitchen’s Donation-Based Lunches


Beginning September 18, Green Opportunities’ donation-based meals are now open to community members on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in the Southside Community Kitchen. Lunch will be served on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 pm, while brunch will be available on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 am.


All community members are invited to attend these community meals.

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Green Opportunities Receives $900,000 YouthBuild Grant from U.S. Department of Labor




Asheville, NC-based non-profit Green Opportunities (GO) has been awarded a YouthBuild grant by the U.S. Department of Labor. GO is one of 77 programs from across the country to receive a YouthBuild grant this funding cycle.


The $910,655 three-year grant will allow GO to increase enrollment of 16-24 year old young adults in its building trades training program while constructing affordable housing in partnership with the Asheville Housing Authority.

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GO Training Program Info Sessions Scheduled for Every Thursday in September


Are you thinking about enrolling in one of GO’s free job training and employment programs? Take the first step!


Join GO staff for a 1-hour orientation session on Thursday, September 7th (12:00 pm OR 6:00 pm), or on Thursdays, September 14, 21, or 28 at 12:00 pm at the Edington Center, 133 Livingston Street in Asheville.

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GO Celebrates Cycle 15 Program Graduates!

Staff and students applaud Kitchen Ready graduate Lisa Simpson at the Cycle 15 graduation dinner in Southside Kitchen on August 24, 2017. 


Last week, GO inducted 10 new members into the ranks of Green Opportunities’ training program alumni. Community members, family, staff and partners gathered for a celebratory meal in Southside Kitchen on Thursday, August 24 to recognize the accomplishments of our Cycle 15 students.

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