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Looking back on 10 years of GO’s work in Asheville…by the numbers


In recognition of both our 10th anniversary and the end of 2018, we’re happy to share with our community a new infographic that showcases the cumulative job training work Green Opportunities has done since our founding, as well as some of the highlights from this calendar year. View or download a PDF of our 10th Anniversary Infographic.

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Announcing New Employment Pathway: Certified Peer Support Specialist. Apply Today!

We’re excited to launch a new training and employment pathway, Ready to Work: Certified Peer Support Specialist, which we’re offering in partnership with Vaya Health and Mission Health.


What is a Peer Support Specialist?

Peer Support Specialists increase positive outcomes for individuals on their recovery paths. Specialists share their own experiences to help others, and the five-day training offered by Vaya Health meets the guidelines of NC’s Certified Peer Support Specialist Program.

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Meet Michelle, now a Certified Peer Support Specialist


Looking to make a change, 31-year-old Michelle enrolled in GO’s Ready-to-Work program last March.


A single mother of two boys, she’d been steadily employed in the fast food industry for over a decade, but she wanted more for her life and her family. Michelle recognized that her true passion was helping and caring for others, yet she worried that her history of incarceration would be a barrier to career progression.

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