GOODWILL® HELPS NON-TRADITIONAL LEARNERS GO BACK TO SCHOOL

Community College Partnerships and Excel Centers Serve Students All Over the Country ROCKVILLE, MD — It’s back-to-school season, and today’s college students look very different from the stereotypical college kids of years gone by. According to criteria from the National Center for Education Statistics, the majority of U.S. college students are now “non-traditional learners”— including

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GET GOOD FINDS AT GOODWILL® ON NATIONAL THRIFT SHOP DAY

Support Your Local Community by Thrifting at Goodwill Stores ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill is celebrating National Thrift Shop Day tomorrow, Saturday, August 17, 2019. National Thrift Shop Day is dedicated to promoting the art of thrifting — the practice of shopping for affordable, one-of-a-kind fashions. Across North America, many Goodwill locations will offer special deals

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Lexington Native, Tenured CEO and Three-Term Board Member to Serve as Board Chair for Goodwill Industries International

ROCKVILLE, MD — Amy Luttrell, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Kentucky (Louisville), has been selected to serve as board chair on the Goodwill Industries International (GII) board of directors. An executive who has served the Goodwill® network for 40 years, Luttrell served on the GII board for three terms, including from 1996 –

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Colorado Goodwill® Executive Receives Award for Management Excellence

Karla Grazier Recognized for Innovative Service Programs and Fiscal Leadership ROCKVILLE, MD—Since Karla Grazier joined Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado (Discover Goodwill) in 2010, the organization has launched a first-of-its-kind learning program for people with developmental disabilities, led an $11 million project to consolidate programs and operations at a new campus and developed

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Goodwill® Awarded $4.5 Million Federal Grant to Support Young Adults With Holistic Reintegration Services

By Mali Wilkes, GII’s public relations and multimedia manager ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill Industries International (GII), has received a 39-month, $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration for its Goodwill Young Adult LifeLaunch project to support young adults involved in the justice system with training, education, employment and holistic

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Goodwill® Joins White House Hiring Event to Connect Second-Chance Individuals with Opportunities

ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill Industries International joined key stakeholders and partners today at the White House to promote connecting second-chance individuals, who are benefiting from early release under provisions of the bi-partisan First Step Act, with opportunities to learn and earn. As the nation’s leading workforce development provider, Goodwill commented on the need to welcome

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North Carolina Goodwill® Leader Recognized for Innovation

Dennis McLain Receives Watkins Award for Mission Advancement DURHAM, NC — Goodwill Industries International has named Dennis McLain as the recipient of its 2019 Watkins Award for Mission Advancement. McLain is president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Eastern North Carolina (GIENC) and the Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF). McLain and GIENC spearheaded development of the

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Goodwill®-Google.org Partnership Recognized With 2019 Halo Award

ROCKVILLE, MD — The Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator® — an initiative created in collaboration between Goodwill Industries International and Google.org to close America’s skills gap by strengthening workers’ digital skills — has been named a 2019 Silver Halo Award winner for employee engagement (skilled volunteering), a new category this year. The Halo Awards are presented

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Houston Business Man Honored for Long-Time Contributions to Goodwill®

Tommy A. Moore, Jr. has served on the board of directors at Goodwill Industries of Houston for 24 years. His contributions to the organizational growth of Goodwill Houston are immeasurable. For his service, Goodwill Industries International is pleased to award Moore with the 2019 Volunteer Board Leader of the Year award. Moore’s finance and commercial

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South Carolina Goodwill® CEO Honored for Creating an Inclusive Work Environment

During his 20 years as president and CEO of Palmetto Goodwill, Robert Smith has demonstrated a commitment to fostering a workplace that is considerate and inclusive of all people. He has introduced several internal and external efforts that contribute to a diverse and inclusive Goodwill environment. For his work ensuring that his organization provides equitable

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Goodwill Industries International Announces New Chief Operating Officer

Goodwill Industries International (GII) is pleased to name former public- and private-sector executive David Eagles as the organization’s chief operating officer (COO). Prior to joining Goodwill®, he led strategic and operational transformations of complex private, public and nonprofit organizations.

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Southern Nevada Goodwill® Leader Recognized for Veteran Community Impact

LAS VEGAS, NV — Nina Ridgeway exemplifies the Goodwill mission and the unselfish and service-oriented values of Goodwill’s founder Rev. Edgar Helms through various efforts and programs at her Goodwill. For her work to advocate for and serve veterans and military families, among others, Goodwill Industries International is honored to award her with the 2019

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