Asheville-based Green Opportunities has received a $25,000 grant from financial-services company Wells Fargo. “This critical funding will increase our ability to serve Asheville’s low-wealth residents who are often left out of economic opportunities. With this support, we’ll be able to bolster our training activities and facilitate meaningful pathways to employment for our participants,”says GO’s Mission Advancement Director Billy Schweig.
Here’s the update from Green Opportunities:
Green Opportunities receives $25,000 grant from Wells Fargo
ASHEVILLE, April 23, 2015 –Green Opportunities (GO) has received a $25,000 donation from Wells Fargo to support job training, case management and job placement services for economically disadvantaged local residents.
“This critical funding will increase our ability to serve Asheville’s low-wealth residents who are often left out of economic opportunities. With this support, we’ll be able to bolster our training activities and facilitate meaningful pathways to employment for our participants,” said GO’s Mission Advancement Director Billy Schweig. “We are extremely grateful for the continued support of community and funding partners like Wells Fargo in making our program the best that it can be.”
The grant will be used to increase the capacity and infrastructure of GO operations related to providing technical and life skills training and ongoing support services to low-income individuals. Funds will also support key elements, such as training supplies and intake and assessment of new participants.
“The success of a city’s workforce is a critical element in keeping our communities strong and vibrant, and Wells Fargo is committed to supporting organizations that provide individuals with the skills and resources needed to flourish professionally and personally,” said Amanda Cobb, business relationship manager at Wells Fargo. “We are proud to help GO improve the quality of life for Asheville residents and thank them for their work to ensure a brighter tomorrow for all of us.”
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,700 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 266,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune’s 2014 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.
About Green Opportunities (GO)
GO is a nonprofit that connects youth and adults from low-wealth Asheville and Buncombe County neighborhoods to sustained employment opportunities that support families and improve community and environmental health. For more information about GO, please visit www.greenopportunities.org.