Why Social Enterprise?

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Social Enterprise


Green Opportunities (GO) currently operates three social enterprises that work in conjunction with our training programs, Southside Kitchen Catering,  Southside Woodworks, and GO Staffing. These enterprises offer paid transitional work experience to GO students and graduates, while also generating revenue that supports our training programs and increases their long-term financial sustainability.


Through our social enterprises, we aim to increase training and employment opportunities for both students and graduates, and expand the pipeline of motivated, experienced, and work-ready GO graduates to permanent, living wage jobs in our community.


When you buy a grab & go meal made by Southside Kitchen Catering, purchase a hand-made cutting board crafted by Southside Woodworks, or contract with GO Staffing to meet your labor needs, you directly support our students, graduates, training programs, and community. Our social enterprise businesses can cater your next event, work with you to on custom woodworking projects, or provide you with screened, dependable workers.


Learn more about how you can support GO’s social enterprises:


Kitchen Ready Industries


Southside Woodworks


GO Staffing