Goodwill Industries of Alberta Recognized for Environmental Stewardship Excellence

At the Recycling Council of Alberta’s annual Rolling out the Recycling Red Carpetconference Thursday, September 20, Goodwill Industries of Alberta was awarded an Rs of Excellence Award for innovation and excellence in the operation of Canada’s first Impact Centre.

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Tacoma Goodwill Holds Successful Teacher Book Giveaway

On Saturday, August 25, Goodwill Olympics & Rainier Region (Tacoma) gave approximately 850 teachers and educators 50,000 free books at four local Goodwill® retail stores in order to address the need for age appropriate books in elementary and middle schools in southwest Washington.

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Participants Thrive in SCSEP at Evansville Goodwill

This is the second year the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) grant money to Evansville Goodwill Industries, Inc. (IN). Evansville Goodwill is one of six Goodwill® organizations participating in SCSEP. SCSEP is funded through the Older Americans Act. The program trains low-income seniors who are unemployed.

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Goodwill’s C3: Combining College and Career for Long-Term Success

With a goal of assisting 50,000 individuals this year, and placing 24,000 in jobs, Goodwill of North Georgia has all hands on deck to help people find new or better employment. One of the many ways they are getting the job done? C3: College Career Catalyst.

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High School Focuses on Goodwill Services, Increases Graduation Rate

Goodwill’s Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, a best-fit charter school for teens experiencing circumstances that may become barriers to education, recently celebrated its graduating class of 2018. The graduation rate for the school is up 45% over last year.

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Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Earn Patches at Jacksonville Goodwill

Goodwill Industries of North Florida (Jacksonville) proudly partners with their local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops for the Good Turn for Goodwill program. This program teaches troops about the importance of recycling and philanthropy within their communities.

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How to Effectively Engage Volunteers

​On June 19, Bank of America hosted, “Trends and Best Practices in Volunteer Management.” This insightful webinar, led by Allison Doerfler, executive director of the HandsOn Network at Points of Light and Vanessa Diamond, senior vice president of civic innovations at Community Foundation, provided a comprehensive overview of best practices for engaging volunteers.

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Local Partnership Initiates Indianapolis’ First Workforce Housing Development

What has long been an undeveloped site at the corner of White River Parkway and West Michigan Street in Indianapolis will soon be home to Indianapolis’ first workforce housing apartment community.

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Goodwill Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas Launches Program to Support Individuals with Criminal Backgrounds

Goodwill Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas (Kansas City) conducted a community assessment in the spring and fall of 2016 and found that more than 19,000 individuals were rejoining their local community after some time of incarceration. Following the workforce survey, the local Goodwill® launched the GoodPATH initiative to help individuals with criminal backgrounds re-enter the workforce by working in Goodwill retail stores. The St. Joseph Goodwill store will pilot the new program by providing jobs in store production, the donation bay area and at the register assisting customers. They will also provide job training and job placement services.

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Embracing Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Diversity and inclusion has become a very important topic over the years. It encompasses a variety of themes that are focused on respecting and valorizing one another regardless ethnicity, religion, race, and cultural differences. The importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace brings benefits not only for the company, but also for its employees.

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Transforming Lives for Disruptive Times

For many years, Goodwill® organizations have been providing programs and opportunities for older workers. In 2016, Goodwills across the country touched 60,000 lives through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), and they have affected nearly 50,000 lives so far for the 2017 program year, which ends July 2018. SCSEP is a community service job-training program focused on serving older Americans and older job seekers who have low incomes, are unemployed and need training in order to return to the workforce.

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Older Americans Month: Engage at Every Age

Across the country, older Americans – a rapidly growing population – are taking part in activities that promote wellness and social connection. They are sharing their wisdom and experience with future generations, and they are giving back to make enrich their communities. They’re working and volunteering, mentoring and learning, leading and engaging.

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