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September Training Program Updates


It’s been a busy month at Green Opportunities! If anything, our hectic schedule this month has reminded us all that our training programs are operating at their best when diverse people and employers from across our community are actively engaged in supporting our student’s growth and success. 


During the past few weeks our Kitchen Ready and YouthBuild students have participated in budgeting and credit classes led by Anna Smith of OnTrack Financial, and taken a soft skills and career pathways focused-tour of the Biltmore Estate.

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Apply for GO’s Home Weatherization Program to Improve the Energy Efficiency of your Home

Are you a homeowner in Asheville’s Southside, Shiloh, East End or Burton Street neighborhoods? Want to save money on your energy bills & increase the energy efficiency of your home? Apply for GO’s free YouthBuild Home Weatherization Program!


Thanks to a grant from the City of Asheville Strategic Partnership fund, this fall GO YouthBuild students will learn new green skills while weatherizing 10 homes.

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Join the students of Kitchen Ready Cycle 23 for a Showcase Dinner on Thursday, August 8!


Join the Green Opportunities Kitchen Ready training program on Thursday, August 8th for a community dinner prepared by the students of Cycle 23. The meal will showcase the culinary skills our students have honed during their first 8 weeks of training.


Showcase Dinner Menu:


Amuse bouche (choose one):
– Bruschetta 3 Ways
– Tostada


First (choose one):
– Empanadas
– Poblano Chowder


Second (choose one):
– Skirt Steak with Chimichuri
– Cilantro Lime Chicken


– Churros “Bacon & Eggs” style


We’ll host two seatings for dinner in Southside Kitchen, at 5:30 and 7:00 pm, with guests seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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