OpenDoors of Asheville connects local children living in multi-generational poverty with an active, individualized network of support and Opportunities for education and enrichment. At OpenDoors, we invest in kids who live in poverty so they will learn to invest in themselves and in the end, break the cycle of poverty for themselves and for our community. Get involved.
We invite you to celebrate life in artistic Asheville, where OpenDoors students transform barriers into artful opportunities. Life is our medium; education, enrichment and advocacy are our palette; and this vibrant city is our community canvas. Join us, as we paint the town and invest in children– our shared future! The Art Affair, a premier […]
Research at Harvard Business School confirmed that philanthropic people are really and truly happier. The study also found that happier people are more inclined to give, and the more they give the happier they get. The conclusion is that philanthropy creates a perpetually-enhanced feedback loop to continually fuel our happiness, making it arguably the most […]
In a frustrating attempt to curb societal and economic problems, taxpayers are collectively paying exorbitant amounts with diminishing or negative returns. But Nobel Prize-winning University of Chicago Economics Professor James Heckman has done extensive research to identify the best investment of all to generate the most robust, sustainable, wide-ranging returns. His conclusion is profound and […]
OpenDoors is honored to be one of six recipients in 2016 of the Melvin R. Lane grant. This three-year capacity building grant will pay for an additional staff person and support strategic planning. Thank you to The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and the Melvin R. Lane Foundation board and family members who make this growth […]
A $25 investment that pays huge rewards and lifelong dividends? Yes, please. In times of social unrest, senseless violence, and painful division, allow a young person challenged by poverty to have opportunity… opportunity to succeed, to work and to reach their potential. Make change happen in Asheville. If each of our Facebook followers will […]