Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana Honored with Goodwill® Advocacy Leader Award

Rockville, MD – Goodwill Industries International has named Goodwill Industries® of North Louisiana (Shreveport) as an Advocacy Leader in 2011.
The award recognizes a Goodwill® agency that has demonstrated leadership and commitment to advancing Goodwill’s policy and advocacy efforts to further Goodwill’s mission of helping people secure employment and build stronger communities. The agency is also recognized for building strong relationships with federal and state policymakers.
Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana is honored for engaging lawmakers and urging them to support Goodwill’s legislative platform. This legislation allows Goodwill to continue to provide important job training and community-based services that people need to live more independent lives. The Shreveport Goodwill is active in coalitions that serve a diverse set of Louisianans including people with disabilities, youth, working families and people with criminal backgrounds. The agency has hosted visits from many policymakers so they can see firsthand how Goodwill strengthens families and communities. Several lawmakers were on hand last year for the grand opening of the new Goodwill Pierremont campus in Shreveport.
“The Shreveport Goodwill works tirelessly to advocate on behalf of Goodwill’s mission of improving people’s lives through the power of work, especially at a time when communities are recovering the highest levels of unemployment in a generation,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “The Shreveport Goodwill is on the front lines, helping people with employment challenges find jobs and advance in their careers.”
At a reception in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 11, Romney Guy, Vice President of People Services and CPO for Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, accepted the award on behalf of her agency.
“Our Goodwill has a long history of working closely with policymakers and the public to advance Goodwill’s mission of helping people find employment,” said Guy. “We’re honored to receive this award and will continue to be a passionate advocate on behalf of Goodwill.”
The reception was part of Goodwill Industries International’s fifth annual Advocacy Day in Washington. D.C.