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!


The Asheville Merchants Fund of the Community Foundation of WNC


Buncombe County


The Cannon Foundation


Charles W. Gaddy and Lucy Finch Gaddy Endowment Fund, administered through the North Carolina Community Foundation


The Charles and Betti Saunders Foundation Fund of the Austin Community Foundation


City of Asheville


Community Economic Development Program — U.S.Department of Health and Human Services


Community Foundation of Western North Carolina


Duke Energy Foundation


Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church


The Kresge Foundation



The Larsen Fund


Mission Health


Mountain Area Workforce Development Board


NC Community Development Initiative


NC Community Foundation


New Belgium Brewing Company


Rotary Club of Asheville


TD Charitable Foundation


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


United Way of Asheville & Buncombe County


Wells Fargo


Wicked Weed Brewing


Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation




All Souls Counseling Center

Asheville City Schools Foundation

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

Burton Street Community Peace Garden

Burton Street Neighborhood Association

Catalyst Kitchens

Children First

City of Asheville

Community Action Opportunities

Community Foundation of WNC

Duke Energy

Everybody’s Environment

French Broad Food Coop

Gardens United

Goodwill Industries of WNC

Habitat for Humanity, Asheville Chapter

Hands and Feet of Asheville

Hillcrest Apartments Community Garden

Hood Talk

Homeward Bound of WNC

Housing Authority of the City of Asheville

Just Economics

Land-of-Sky Regional Council



LEAF Community Arts


Manna Food Bank

The Mediation Center

Mission Hospital

Mountain Area Workforce Development Board

Mountain BizWorks

Mountain Housing Opportunities

Naber Consulting

NC Community Development Initiative

OnTrack Financial Education and Counseling

Organic Growers School

Partners Unlimited

Pisgah View Peace Garden

The POP Project

Residents’ Council of the Asheville Housing Authority

Self-Help Credit Union

Southside Community Garden

The Lord’s Acre

United Way of Asheville & Buncombe County

University of North Carolina, Asheville

UpFront Management Sports Agency

Warren Wilson College

Western North Carolina Green Building Council

Women’s Wellbeing Development Foundation

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