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You’re Invited! Join us for the Green Opportunities Training Program Graduation and Economic Justice Forum, November 17


go-graduation-cap-with-white-circle-vector-bwThe third and final Green Opportunities (GO) graduation ceremony of 2016 will be held on Thursday, November 17 at 5:30 pm in A-B Tech Community College’s Ferguson Auditorium, located in the Ferguson Building at 340 Victoria Road in Asheville. View a campus map. The event is free and open to the public.


The event will center economic justice and its vital relationship with GO’s organizational mission of connecting youth and adults to sustainable employment opportunities to improve community and environmental health.

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3rd Annual Southside Community Thanksgiving Dinner to be Held at the Edington Center on Tuesday, November 22



In celebration of our community, Green Opportunities, the Asheville Housing Authority, Upfront Management Sports Agency, the Residents’ Council of the Asheville Housing Authority, and Southside community partners invite you to join us for the 3rd Annual Southside Community Thanksgiving Dinner. This holiday meal will take place on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the gymnasium of the Arthur R.

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GO Build Program Receives Provisional Affiliate Status from YouthBuild USA



Green Opportunities (GO) is pleased to announce that the GO Build program was approved as a Provisional Affiliate of the YouthBuild USA Affiliated Network on September 9.


As a YouthBuild Provisional Affiliate, GO will have access to leadership opportunities for program staff, technical assistance, resources, conferences, and advocacy for issues affecting low-income youth.


The YouthBuild USA Affiliated Network is a network of non-profit organizations located throughout the United States that administer local programs designed by YouthBuild USA for low-income young people who range in age from 16 to 24.

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Announcing Leadership Changes at Green Opportunities

Dear Friends and Supporters,


On behalf of Green Opportunities, we are writing to notify our community that, effective September 30, 2016, George C. Jones, Jr. has departed his role as Executive Director.


Beginning today, October 3, 2016, we are pleased to share that Student Development Director Joseph Hackett has assumed the role of Interim Executive Director for Green Opportunities.

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