EO’s mission is to research, pilot, and scale innovative solutions so that people and communities can thrive.

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As the needs of Southwest Virginians change, so too do the best practices for meeting those needs.

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Together, we can create endless opportunities for our region to thrive.

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We research, pilot, and scale solutions so that communities have more opportunities to thrive. 


Innovate, together
We work with private, public, and philanthropic partners to create innovative solutions. We let go of egos, bring our best, and challenge the status quo.

Roll up our sleeves
We make things happen through thoughtful action. We convene the boots on the ground and experts to turn big ideas into reality through measurable, persistent action.

Clear eyes, full heart
As we take a hard look at the root causes of the issues we face, we also foster optimism. We know that our communities are bigger than the problems they face.

Do the right thing
We do what’s right, even when no one is looking. Funders, donors, and communities can trust us to be good stewards of their resources.

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