Policymakers Reflect on Fatherhood

In recognition of Father’s Day last Sunday, the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on opportunities for the federal government to support and promote responsible fatherhood. The subcommittee heard testimony from a panel of witnesses that included representatives of nonprofit organizations, a program participant, and other

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The First Step Act Offers a Second Chance for Individuals

Since the First Step Act was passed on a bipartisan basis and signed into law last December, roughly 1,000 second chance individuals have returned home from federal prisons. Due to sentencing reforms within the act, another 2,200 individuals will reenter their communities next month. Imagine searching for a job after being out of work for

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Questions to Ask During Interviews (pt 3 of 3)

Today I wrap up my three-part blog series on questions you may want to ask an employer during your interview. We have already covered questions dealing with areas like your job duties, why they are hiring, and your training. This time, we will look at a few other areas, starting with advancement. After all, the

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Celebrating the Class of 2019

My social media feed is filled with graduation pictures including from my friend’s daughter’s pre-K, two of my cousins’ high school and a colleague’s son’s college graduation ceremony. Within the Goodwill® network, hundreds of graduates are exiting the Excel Center, an alternative adult high school started by Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana, Inc. in

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Good Questions to Ask During Your Interviews (Part 2 of 3)

Interviewing is an exchange of information. It is not enough to answer employer’s questions; top job candidates come up with good questions of their own. Today we’ll explore more of them in part two of this three-part blog series.

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Patio Paradise

It’s patio season, thrifty friends! I get excited about it every year and go all out. The mind movies I have about patio season are one of the few ways I’m able to make it through the hard New England winters.

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Engaging New Voters

Are you registered to vote? This is a question you may get asked via phone, when walking into the grocery store or waiting for public transportation. Rather than viewing the question as a nuisance, consider the importance of ensuring that people in your community have access to engage in democracy.

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My Story: Chelsea Rucker

In 2018, Chelsea and her two young daughters lived in a homeless shelter for three months. “It was the most difficult time I’ve ever faced,” Chelsea said, remembering how she’d reassured her daughters by telling them that they were on a camping trip. She then began working as a Goodwill office manager, where she enrolled in the Goodwill IT certificate and received a scholarship funded by Google.org.

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Bringing People in from the Sidelines

Goodwill® believes in the power of work to change lives. We understand that having a meaningful job provides more than just a paycheck. When people work, it has a ripple effect, changing the lives of entire families and their communities as well as strengthening the economy.

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Questions to Ask During Your Interviews (Pt 1 of 3)

I’m often asked how to answer interview questions; it is just as important to know good questions to ask the employer since interviewing is a back and forth dialogue. Today, in the first of a three-part blog series, I’ll provide some key questions along with why they’re important and what you could hope to learn from their answers.

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We Must All Work Together

As someone who works in government relations, I can tell you that at times I become jaded. The partisan bickering can be exhausting. It can take years for an idea to eventually become a law. However, I had an experience this week that reminded me that our collective advocacy efforts do make a difference and are being recognized.

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Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley Announces New Veteran Center

Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley, GIMV, (Frederick, MD) and Platoon 22 announced they have launched a capital campaign to underwrite the construction of a new, regional veterans’ services center in Frederick, MD.

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