Who We Serve

OpenDoors serves WNC students growing up in multi-generational poverty, with priority given to those living in the City of Asheville. We currently help more than 50 local students, pre-school through college, access individualized opportunities for education and enrichment. Opportunities include; Orton-Gillingham tutoring, access to trained mentors called “teamleaders”, school-based educational advocacy, scholarships, financial aid, sports teams, extracurricular and emergency transportation, enrichment activities, summer camps, emergency funds, and more.

If you wish to nominate a student for consideration, please email Dianne Lewis at dlewis@opendoorsasheville.org and we will send you a nomination form. Intake is considered quarterly.

We also serve more than 150 additional students through Orton-Gillingham teacher trainings, outreach and advocacy in our schools. Please subscribe to our newsletter and learn more about our amazing kids and innovative programs.