Dedicated Goodwill® Team Member Gets A Second Chance Following Incarceration

For immediate release July 28, 2021 Goodwill Industries International Names Michael Blanton its 2021 Achiever of the Year Rockville, MD — Michael Blanton was living in a homeless shelter following his release from incarceration in October 2019 when he learned about the Goodwill Re-Integration Program (GRIP) in Baton Rouge, LA, operated by Goodwill Industries of

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Graduate of the Excel Center® Serves Community As Early Childhood Educator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2021 Goodwill Industries International Names Diondre Ouzts Its 2021 Graduate of the Year Rockville, MD – Diondre Ouzts needed a new direction when he learned he could no longer play sports in high school during his senior year. He had attended three different high schools in Washington, D.C., and he

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Goodwill® Names New Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2021 Dr. Samantha-Rae Dickenson Leads DEI Development and Strategic Planning ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill Industries International (GII), the leading workforce provider in North America, announced the appointment of Dr. Samantha-Rae Dickenson. Dr. Dickenson will lead the development and promotion of DEI plans and implement workplace and initiatives and best practices.

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National Governors Association Launches State Equitable Recovery Coalition to Help States Advance Inclusive Economic Growth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 23, 2021 Media contact: James Nash, 202-624-3658 or [email protected] WASHINGTON – The National Governors Association (NGA) today launched the State Equitable Recovery Coalition to partner with other national organizations and build on existing efforts to drive equitable economic recovery championed by Governors of states and territories. The coalition will complement existing

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GOODWILL®, ANTHEM FOUNDATION INTRODUCE HEALTHCARE CAREERLAUNCH

Program is part of new Rising Together™ coalition working to give people the complete support they need in order to access jobs that lead to sustaining careers ROCKVILLE, MD — Amid the ongoing, pandemic-related employment crisis paired with an anticipated jump in demand for qualified healthcare workers, Goodwill is teaming with the Anthem Foundation, the

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Goodwill® Launches Rising TogetherTM Coalition with Anthem Foundation, Coursera, Google, Indeed and Lyft to Empower One Million People to Access Sustainable Careers by 2025

In the midst of the ‘shecession’ and immense job loss, corporate America and nonprofit joining forces to put people back to work. ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill, the leading workforce provider in North America, today announced a new, first-of-its-kind coalition called Rising TogetherTM, which will work to create an equitable economic recovery and provide job seekers

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Goodwill® Partners with Facebook Elevate and Coursera for Social Media Marketing Training

Initiative will help 6,000 job seekers gain vital new skills and earn a professional certificate. ROCKVILLE, MD — As the pandemic accelerates a shift in the workforce toward positions that require digital skills, Goodwill, Facebook Elevate and Coursera are launching a new initiative to help job seekers master social media marketing skills. This vital partnership will

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Celebrate Earth Day with Easy, Eco-friendly Activities   

Goodwill® Provides Tips to Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle While Helping Others in Your Local Community  Rockville, MD — Earth Day is a great time to examine personal habits and think through ways to live more sustainably. Even small changes can make a big difference in reducing each person’s environmental footprint. Imagine the difference you

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GOODWILL® AND ACCENTURE DEVELOP VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE TO HELP PEOPLE IMPACTED BY THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ENTER THE WORKFORCE

Second Chance Month: A Time to Spotlight Work That Helps Individuals with Criminal Backgrounds to Successfully Reenter Their Communities ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill Industries International has teamed with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to develop an innovative virtual experience called Project Overcome. The experience is designed for people impacted by the criminal justice system who want to

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Nonprofits Applaud #Relief4Charities in American Rescue Plan Act

WASHINGTON, DC —The American Rescue Plan Act, now signed into law, includes several provisions of importance to the charitable nonprofit sector. The leading coalition of the nation’s nonprofits celebrates many helpful aspects of the law and urges Congress and the Administration to quickly take action to enact further #Relief4Charities: “The American Rescue Plan Act will

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Nonprofits Applaud Expanded Nonprofit Relief in American Rescue Plan Act, Call for Further #Relief4Charities

Washington, DC – The American Rescue Plan Act, just passed by the House, includes several provisions of importance to the charitable nonprofit sector. A statement from the leading coalition of the nation’s nonprofits follows: “The American Rescue Plan Act would provide much-needed relief to many nonprofits on the frontlines of helping people in communities across

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Goodwill® Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Kim Tran to Lead Goodwill Industries International’s Financial Department ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill Industries International (GII) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Tran as the organization’s new chief financial officer (CFO) effective Tuesday, February 16. As CFO, Tran will oversee all aspects of GII’s financial operations at a critical time as GII implements

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