Our Final Cycle 23 Showcase Dinner is October 3rd

Bruschetta trip served at last showcase dinner

Join the GO Kitchen Ready training program on Thursday, October 3rd for a celebratory community dinner in Southside Kitchen. The 5-course menu will feature dishes with a tropical flair prepared by the graduating students of Cycle 23: Red Brown, Erin McQuillen, & Alisha Pacheco.

Menu:
- Fried Shishito Peppers w/ Pepita-Habanero Dip (Veg, V)
- Shrimp Kebabs with Pineapple-Coconut Sauce, or, Veggie Kebabs with      Pistachio Pesto (VEG, V)
- Ginger, Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup (Veg, V)
- Seared Scallops & Crispy Pork Belly with Thai Red Curry & Green Papaya-Jicama Salad (mushrooms can be substituted for scallops/pork to make dish vegan)
- Coconut Flan with Mango Sauce (Veg)

We'll host two seatings for dinner in Southside Kitchen , at 5:30 and 7:00 pm, with guests seated on a first-come, first-served basis. The suggested donation is $10 or pay-what-you-can, with all donations supporting the training program. Invite a friend & come cheer on our Kitchen Ready graduates!
September Training Program Updates

GO Students _ staff pose in front of the Biltmore House

It's been a busy month at Green Opportunities! If anything, our hectic schedule this month has reminded us all that our training programs are operating at their best when people and employers from across our community are actively engaged in supporting our student's growth and success. During the past few weeks our Kitchen Ready and YouthBuild students have participated in budgeting and credit classes led by Anna Smith of OnTrack Financial, and taken a soft skills and career pathways focused-tour of the Biltmore Estate. Read more...
Catering/GO Café Announcement

Over the years, GO has operated several culinary social enterprises as a way to incorporate additional revenue streams and create job opportunities for program graduates. We've learned a lot, had ups and downs, and continue growing through experience. At this time, we have decided to focus our energy and resources on growing our training programs and re-tooling our social enterprises.  At the end of the month, we will be ending our involvement with the Café at Givens Gerber Park. The wonderful Chef Cindy will remain at the helm of the operation and we wish her and Givens Estates well! Additionally, we have decided to put our Southside Kitchen Catering business on hold while we spend time creating a new business plan to ensure the financial sustainability of the enterprise. Thank you to all of our customers who have supported us through the years. We're looking forward to this next endeavor and will keep you posted when we start catering again. 
Go green with GO: We're accepting applications for YouthBuild Home Weatherization Services

A GO staff members caulks a window.

If you own a home in the Southside, Shiloh, East End or Burton Street neighborhoods and want to increase the energy efficiency of your home and potentially save money on your energy bills, apply for GO's free YouthBuild Home Weatherization Program

Thanks to a grant from the City of Asheville Strategic Partnership fund, this fall GO YouthBuild students will learn new green skills while weatherizing 10 homes!

GO weatherization services will include:
**All services limited to $250 in material costs
- Basic airflow & heat loss assessments
- Window & door energy efficiency assessments & corrections
- Caulking where necessary 
- Weather stripping & insulation where necessary
- Lightbulb Assessment
- Replacement of incandescent bulbs with CFLs or LEDs
- Inspection of insulation in attic & crawl space/basement (if possible)
- Replacement of insulation as needed up to allotted material costs
- Basic maintenance/repairs where possible

Contact Eric Howell today to see if you qualify for this free service. Call (828) 398-4158 x118 or email Eric@greenopportunities.org. You'll need to complete a short application online or by phone to determine your eligibility. 

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