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're so glad you're here. 

At EO, we are on a mission to create endless opportunities for the communities we serve, and to do that, we need good people. To make sure we are a great place to work, we've identified a few important qualities about who we are and how we work. 

We 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. 

We 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. We are nimble, responsive, and committed to getting the job done.

We strive for clear eyes and a full heart.
As a nonprofit, we are called upon to help communities solve difficult problems. We keep our eyes open and clear to see the root cause instead of a temporary fix. We also foster gratitude. This is our home, these are our families and teammates, and we know that between problems and potential lies endless opportunities. We bring hearts full of gratitude and optimism to everything we do. 

We do the right thing.
We do what’s right, even when no one is looking. Funders, donors, and communities trust us to be good stewards of their resources. Our teammates work hard, share the credit, and have each other's backs. 

Our People

EO has a small but mighty team of 40+ people representing some of the region's most talented subject matter experts.

Our work leads us across partisan and income divides, where we lead community conversations and bring people from all walks of life to the table. Whether forming a coalition, developing an initiative, driving organizations to common outcomes, or building a new program, EO is a driving force in Southwest Virginia and beyond.

With offices in Abingdon and Radford, we employ a distributed workforce that enjoys modern office space, flexible schedules, competitive pay, paid time off, 13 paid holidays, retirement contributions, and health benefits, to name a few. 

There is more work to do, and we need talented individuals to join our team.  

Let's Go Far, Together.

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