This month’s Social Good blog explores a groundbreaking education initiative for Walmart employees. At a time when the average college grad owes more than $37,000 in student loan debt, Walmart is offering its employees a college education for just one dollar a day.
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.
On May 26, the first class of students graduated from St. Louis Excel Center, operated by MERS/Missouri Goodwill Industries (St. Louis).
On June 12, Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries (OH) and CVS Health unveiled a simulated CVS Pharmacy training program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.