Goodwill Industries International is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization. We advocate for public policies that leverage an enterprise-wide effort to provide job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, those who lack education or job experience or others facing challenges to finding employment.
Posted: May 23, 2013
By Seth Turner
Last week, approximately 160 people representing Goodwill agencies all across the country came to Washington to inform members of Congress about how Goodwill helps people who have employment challenges to find jobs and advance in careers. They noted that many of our achievements depend on a public-private partnership that exists between Goodwill and government programs that leverage our resources and expertise. Unfortunately, this public-private partnership is becoming lopsided. Over the course of the past decade, we have aggressively worked to increase our capacity to do more, while government resources have steadily declined.
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Goodwill’s Advocacy in Three Strategic Areas
Goodwill's Advocacy Agenda
- As a nonprofit, we focus on legislation that impacts our effectiveness as a mission-based organization in the following areas:
- Workforce Development and Job Creation
- Older Workers
- Individuals with Criminal Backgrounds
- Veterans, Military Service Members and their Families
- Youth Employment & Development
- Family Strengthening
- As a human services provider, we strive to support and develop critical community-based services in the following areas:
- Charitable Donations
- As an employer, we are dedicated to making workplaces accessible to all individuals in the following area:
- Federal Contracts: The AbilityOne Program