Changing Lives

Local Goodwill organizations across the United States and Canada serve individuals every day on their path towards job and career success. Each year, Goodwill Industries International recognizes two individuals whose stories demonstrate how determination and the right opportunities can lead to lasting, positive change.

TAYLOR DEVENPORT

2023 GII Achiever of the Year

KATIE REIGELSPERGER

2023 GII Graduate of the Year

In the News

January 30th, 2024: Steve Preston, Goodwill Industries International President and CEO shares thoughts on how to turn the risk of job loss from AI into better opportunities for people and critical talent for employers. (Forbes)

January 24th, 2024: Goodwill of North Georgia Begins its Journey of Training People in the Clean Tech Industry Through the Goodwill Clean Tech Accelerator® (Wabe)

January 1, 2024:
Goodwill CEO says donations are rising amid boom in second-hand fashion (CNN Business)

December 12, 2023: America’s Top 100 Charities (Forbes)

November 28.2023:
More than a decade after launching, #GivingTuesday has become a year-round movement (USA Today)

November 3, 2023: Labor Market Softens in October as 150,000 Jobs Added, Below Forecasts (U.S.News)

October 5, 2023: Goodwill, Accenture Launch Green Jobs Training Initiative (Sustainable Tech Partner)

July 31, 2023: Driving Change: Steven Preston (CEO Magazine)

April 10, 2023: Spring Cleaning? What to Donate to Goodwill (Kiplinger)

November 29, 2022: Job Market in Flux: Steve Preston, CEO of Goodwill Industries International, discusses the needs of job seekers with hosts Carol Massar and Tim Stenovec on Bloomberg Radio. (Bloomberg)

September 6, 2022: Job skill requirements are ‘ratcheting up,’ Goodwill CEO says (Yahoo Finance)

June 14, 2022: Goodwill Industries Has an Answer to New Survey That Found Job Seekers Still Lack Critical Skills (WMAR)

June 7, 2022: Despite job openings, gap remains between labor pool and needed skills (Military.com)

May 26, 2022: ‘This is a crisis point’: Job training deficit leaves critical jobs unfilled (Politico)

May 11, 2022: Google’s $14 Million Investment Into Goodwill Empowers Underserved People To Gain Access To Well-Paying Jobs (Forbes)

February 25, 2022: Nonprofit Goodwill Launched A Program To Help Underrepresented People Learn Digital Skills To Find Jobs In This New Tech-Driven Economy (Forbes)

February 18, 2022: Change Conversations, Episode 7: Building a Diverse Talent Pool – Start with Skills (Accenture)

February 17, 2022: Nonprofit Goodwill Launched A Program to Help Underrepresented People Learn Digital Skills to Find Jobs In this New Tech-Driven Economy (U.S. News and World Report)

February 9, 2022: Managing the Future of Work: Goodwill’s Steve Preston on How to Upcycle Career Prospects (Harvard Business School)

January 24, 2022: A New Book Argues That Unions Can Embrace Technology That Eliminates Jobs (The New York Times)

July 17, 2021: How Resale, Sustainability and its 3,300 Stores Support Goodwill’s Key Mission – Jobs (Retail Touchpoints)

July 2, 2021: Goodwill Helps People Reenter the Workforce (Yahoo! Finance)

June 29, 2021: Chiefly Female Healthcare Jobs Get Boost from Goodwill and Anthem (Philanthropy Women)

June 14, 2021: To Fill Millions of Open Jobs, Many Workers Need More Than Skills (The New York Times)

June 11, 2021: Help to Get a Sustainable Career (Scripps Media)

May 30, 2021: Goodwill Forges Alliances to Offer Free Career Training and Resources (New York Post)

March 12, 2021: Steve Preston on Goodwill’s Workforce Planning (All Things Work from SHRM)

February 23, 2021: Blue-Collar Jobs Boom as Covid-19 Boosts Housing, E-Commerce Demand (The Wall Street Journal)

Latest Press Releases

December 28, 2023: FORBES: GOODWILL INDUSTRIES INTERNATIONAL AMONG THE NATION’S TOP 10 CHARITIES

November 22, 2023: GOODWILL INDUSTRIES INTERNATIONAL RANKS SECOND AMONG NONPROFIT TIMES’ TOP CHARITIES LIST AGAIN

October 4, 2023: Goodwill® Launches Major Green Jobs Program in Partnership with Accenture

August 23, 2023: GOODWILL® AWARDED $4 MILLION PATHWAY HOME 4 PROGRAM FUNDING

August 9, 2023: Goodwill Industries International Awarded Grant from Federal Communications Commission

July 21, 2023: Susan Mchabcheb Joins Goodwill Industries International as Chief Development Officer

July 12, 2023: Goodwill Industries International Names Anne Richards as Board Chair

June 28, 2023: Goodwill Industries International Names the 2023 Graduate and Achiever Award Recipients

May 8, 2023: Goodwill Unveils “New Lives” Ad Campaign to Shed Light on How Donations Create Job Opportunities

April 13, 2023: First Female Rotary President Wears Goodwill Coat to Meet The King

March 27, 2023: Goodwill Industries International Revamps Website to Better Serve Job Seekers Online

March 27, 2023: GOODWILL INDUSTRIES INTERNATIONAL RANKS AMONG THE NATION’S TOP 10 CHARITIES – FORBES AND NONPROFIT TIMES

January 27, 2023: GOODWILL® AWARDED $4 MILLION GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES GRANT

January 19, 2023: Goodwill Industries International and Coursera Launch Goodwill® Career Coach and Navigator Professional Certificate

January 3, 2023: Celebrate National Get Organized Month with Goodwill®


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