Community & Strategic Partners

Our Employment Partners


These businesses and organizations from around the Western North Carolina region have come together to support GO’s mission in the most important way of all. By training and providing apprenticeships to our students, and directly hiring our graduates, they’ve demonstrated a strong commitment to social and economic justice in our community. Check them out!


We are thankful for the generous support of our foundation, corporate, and government funders!


Buncombe County


Capital Bank


Charles W. Gaddy and Lucy Finch Gaddy Endowment Fund, a component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation


City of Asheville


Community Foundation of Western North Carolina


Duke Energy Foundation


Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation


Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church


The Kresge Foundation


Mission Health


Morgan Family Foundation


Mountain Area Workforce Development Board


NC Community Development Initiative


NC Community Foundation


Rolander Family Foundation


Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation


US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration (YouthBuild)


United Way of Asheville & Buncombe County


Wallace Global Fund II


Wells Fargo


Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation




All Souls Counseling Center

Asheville City Schools

Asheville GreenWorks

Asheville Independent Restaurants (AIR)

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Bountiful Cities Project

Buncombe County

Buncombe County Re-Entry Council

Buncombe County Schools

Buncombe Partnership for Children

Burton Street Community Peace Garden

Burton Street Neighborhood Association

Catalyst Kitchens

Children First

City of Asheville

Circle Forward

Community Action Opportunities

Community Foundation of WNC

Duke Energy

Everybody’s Environment

French Broad Food Coop

Goodwill Industries of WNC

Habitat for Humanity, Asheville Chapter

Hands and Feet of Asheville

Hillcrest Apartments Community Garden

Homeward Bound of WNC

Hood Huggers International

Housing Authority of the City of Asheville

Just Economics

Land-of-Sky Regional Council

LEAF Community Arts


Lenoir-Rhyne University


Manna Food Bank

Mission Hospital

Mountain Area Workforce Development Board

Mountain BizWorks

Mountain Housing Opportunities

Naber Consulting

OnTrack Financial Education and Counseling

Organic Growers School

Partners Unlimited

The POP Project

Recconect for Resilience

Residents’ Council of the Asheville Housing Authority

Self-Help Credit Union

Shiloh Community Garden

Southside Catering Kitchen

Southside Community Garden

Southside Rising

SPARC Foundation

The Lord’s Acre

United Way of Asheville & Buncombe County

University of North Carolina, Asheville

UpFront Management Sports Agency

Vaya Health

Warren Wilson College

Western North Carolina Green Building Council

Word on the Street/La Voz de los Jovenes

Working Wheels

YMCA of Western North Carolina

YWCA of Asheville

YouthBuild U.S.A. Affiliated Network