Orlando Goodwill Highlights Two 2019 Project COMPASS Graduates

Two Orlando teenagers recently achieved a goal they never thought possible. Pablo Rodriguez and Brandon Scoggins, both 18, graduated from high school, thanks to Project COMPASS, a partnership between Goodwill Industries of Central Florida (Orlando) and Orange County Public Schools.

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First Class Graduates from the Goodwill® Excel Center in St. Louis

On May 26, the first class of students graduated from St. Louis Excel Center, operated by MERS/Missouri Goodwill Industries (St. Louis).

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Youngstown Goodwill Launches Simulated CVS Pharmacy Training Lab to Help Build Ohio Workforce

On June 12, Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries (OH) and CVS Health unveiled a simulated CVS Pharmacy training program.

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Mobile Classroom Rolls through Kansas to Teach Digital Skills in Rural Communities

When the Goodwill® Learn IT Digital Skills mobile classroom hits the highway in rural Kansas, the massive blue and white vehicle inevitably turns heads and attracts attention.

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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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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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The Power of Partnerships: Goodwill® and Indeed Aim to Help 1M Job Seekers Find Jobs

On May 14, the world’s number one job site, Indeed, committed to helping one million job seekers around the world find employment over the next five years. As the leading workforce development provider in the United States, Goodwill aims to help Indeed to surpass its goal.

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Earth Month is Coming to an End, But You Can Practice Sustainable Living Year-Round at Goodwill®

According to the World Health Organization, 13 million deaths annually and nearly a quarter of all diseases worldwide are due to environmental causes that could be avoided or prevented. One of the most effective ways to protect the planet is by donating and repurposing items instead of throwing them away and creating waste. Last year alone, local Goodwill organizations kept nearly 4 billion pounds of items out of landfills through the sale of donated goods and sustainability programs.

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LifeWorks Gives Mom Time for Self-Care, Brings Her Son Independence and Joy

Two years ago, Jonathan Tingley, moved back home. But unlike some “boomeranging” millennials, Jonathan needs constant care because he has disabilities including autism. His mother, Nancy Moore, didn’t want him sitting at home watching TV all day; she has dreams for her son to become more independent. That’s when she connected with LifeWorks, Goodwill®’s program for adults with disabilities.

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Goodwill Industries of Tulsa Program Highlight: Transition Work Adjustment Training

It was a full day of activities in Goodwill Industries of Tulsa’s Transition Work Adjustment Training classroom. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder from surrounding public high schools go for half of their school day to prepare for entering the workforce upon graduation.

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Goodwill Industries of Arkansas Launches Employment Program for Individuals that are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

According to recent study at Cornell University, nearly 150,000 people living in Arkansas are deaf or have a hearing-related disability. According to the National Deaf Center, 60 percent of individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind are unemployed, in comparison to the 4 percent national average. Goodwill Industries of Arkansas (Little Rock) has launched a program to combat this disparity.

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Excel Center South Bend – Congrats Jan ’19 Graduates

The Excel Center is a free Indiana charter high school diploma program with campuses in South Bend, Hammond and Gary. They offer high school classes to achieve a Core 40 diploma. They are a school designed to help adult students excel!

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