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.
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 […]
Asheville gets so much hype in today’s media. In fact, Liveability.com just ranked Asheville as the 12th best place in the country to live. As a community we must work together, so that Asheville can be a great place for the kids who already live here, to call home. A recent New York Times news analysis says […]
OpenDoors helps to pilot the RiverSpace program in partnership with local kayaking legend, Andrew Holcombe to offer kayaking instruction to our middle and high school student ambassadors. In this program, students learn about their strengths and challenges while kayaking on the French Broad River and in the UNCA pool. The program aims to provide OpenDoors students with exposure to […]