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My Story: Wesley Chenoweth

A native of Liberia, Wesley Chenoweth is pursuing the American entrepreneurial dream, and credits his experience with Goodwill of North Georgia’s GoodBiz program for helping him find the path to success. Goodwill of North Georgia awarded his company, Grizzly Delivery, LLC, with its 2020 Micro-Business of the Year award in recognition of his firm’s achievements.

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My Story: Larry Dominguez

Veteran Larry Dominguez had been out of work for the past year and on unemployment benefits when the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily closed many businesses in Las Vegas. The perfect storm impacted Larry, causing him to feel depressed about being unemployed, under skilled and without income.

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My Story: Tremontenia Morgan

I walked through the Goodwill doors with a high school education, limited computer proficiency, and often could be quiet and reserved. I always knew I had a passionate spirit and love to help others, but I needed assistance on becoming more engaging with the general public in a workforce setting.

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My Story: Weston Orf

Weston Orf had recently been laid off from his former employer a few months before coming to Goodwill®. After initially learning about Goodwill’s digital skills training through a family member, he visited his local Goodwill organization, Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado, and enrolled in CompTIA Security+ training.

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My Story: Michael McDade

Michael McDade’s life had already been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but when he awoke on the morning of March 22, his world actually looked different. 

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My Story: Robert Aronson

Robert Aronson proudly served his country as a Combat Medic with the Navy Seals. Despite this impressive accomplishment, the last 10 years have been difficult for him. After he lost his job, he was unable to find other work and slowly fell into a deep depression. A few years ago, he was referred to Goodwill Southern Nevada from the Veteran’s Administration.

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My Story: Randy

Randy served 10 years in Maine State Prison and when he got out he had only the clothes on his back. Life is tough without a car or a place to call home. Add in a criminal record and a disability and life gets exceptionally difficult.

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My Story: Annette Cohen

Prior to enrolling in the digital skills program at Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (Greenville, SC), Annette Cohen was at a critical juncture in her job search. As she assessed opportunities, she found that the she was either over- or under-qualified for many of the roles she was interested in. For support with her job search, Cohen went to her local Goodwill Job Connection center.

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My Story: Gunner Pemberton

Traditional schooling isn’t always the right option for students. This was true for Gunner Pemberton, who was referred to Goodwill® to obtain his GED.

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My Story: Meghan Clark

Originally from Atlanta, Meghan Clark relocated to Charlotte after the birth of her daughter to be closer to family. Meghan loves cooking, and had worked in the restaurant industry for most of her career, but when a friend referred her to the free job training programs at the Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont Opportunity Campus (GOC), Meghan embraced the opportunity to make a change.

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My Story: Jordon Williams

Jordon Williams has known what he wanted to do since he was a little boy, hearing a calling that most people aren’t lucky enough to hear until they are much older. “All my life, I always loved to build things,” he said.

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My Story: Michael

Through rounds of misdiagnosis, years in institutions, and mis-prescribed medications, Michael has continued to inspire those around him with his drive for independence. No longer needing daily supports to monitor his work, Michael was hired by Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut to work independently as a custodial team member on the Goodwill Good & Clean Crew.

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