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From Goombay to Pop-Ups, there’s so much happening this month for GO Kitchen Ready



September is shaping up to be an action-packed month for the GO Kitchen Ready (KR) program. Here’s a round-up of what’s happened recently and what’s coming up! We hope you’ll come out to support the KR students at one or more of these events.


Kitchen Ready served up soul food from the Southside at Goombay Festival.

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Green Opportunities welcomes four new staff members to our team!


Dianne Ledbetter-headshotDianne White Ledbetter joined our team August 1 as our Fund Development Specialist. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Guildford College in Greensboro, NC, and brings to GO a wealth of experience in annual campaigns, capital campaigns, all elements of grant development and management, and volunteer programs.


Throughout her career, Dianne has held fund development and leadership positions in higher education and community-based nonprofit organizations.

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Recruitment Open for Third Cycle of Table Service Essentials Training, Beginning September 22

Recruitment is open for Green Opportunities’ front-of-house training program, Table Service Essentials. This intensive seven-week course prepares students with the skills and experience needed to launch a career in Asheville’s thriving restaurant service sector. The course is free for income-qualified students. Apply here.



Instructor Tim Tizzano helps with expediting during a pop-up dinner in Southside Kitchen. 

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Graduate Justin Tweed Invited to Speak about the GO Build Program at Presidential Campaign Rally


GO graduate Justin Tweed outside the Arthur R. Edington Education & Career Center in Asheville.


Green Opportunities (GO) graduate Justin Tweed was invited by the Hillary Clinton campaign to introduce the Honorable Anne Holton, former Virginia Education Secretary and Vice Presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaine’s wife, at last Monday’s campaign event in Asheville.


The rally took place in Asheville’s Southside neighborhood at the Arthur R.

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