My Story – Cristina Pastor

After getting laid off in Florida, Cristina Pastor moved to Buffalo, NY, to be near family. Goodwill Industries of Western New York helped her find a job with regular daytime hours that gives her plenty of time with her five children.

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Goodwill® and the Walmart Foundation Stand Up

Connecting Veterans to their Next Mission ROCKVILLE, MD — Thanks to a $5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation, new career services will be available to veterans in Astoria, NY; Buffalo, NY; Fort Worth, TX; Oxnard, CA; San Antonio, TX; Santa Ana, CA; San Diego, CA; Waco, TX; and Winston-Salem, NC. With this grant, Goodwill

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OK Goodwill Wins $1.4 Million to Provide Support Services to Veterans

Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) received a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide supportive services to veteran families with very low incomes. Under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program, the Goodwill will join forces with six other organizations that serve veterans to provide services designed to promote stability.

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Goodwill to Announce New Initiative to Serve Women Veterans

Women make up the fastest-growing group of the armed forces; the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports that currently one in 10 veterans is female. These women are returning from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and struggling to transition to civilian life, facing challenges such as high child care costs, lack of transportation, homelessness, disabilities, lack of licensing or credentialing, and other issues impeding their families’ path to economic self-sufficiency. Goodwill® understands what these veterans face when they return home and equips them to successfully transition into the workforce through job training and placement services, career planning and advancement opportunities, and family strengthening services.

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Houston Man Finds Career Success through Goodwill® Connections

Tyres Dickson Named Goodwill Industries International 2013 Achiever of the Year ROCKVILLE, MD — Tyres Dickson had just started a promising college football career with the University of Texas (UT) Longhorns when a drunk driver changed the course of his life. An accident left him paralyzed from the chest down but, with Goodwill’s help, he

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Health Care Industry Training Enables Path to Self Sufficiency in California

Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County (Long Beach) is now in the seventh year of its Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide training program. Between 2008 and 2012, nearly 900 people have been trained through this program, an 11-week program combining classroom instruction with hands on clinical training. These students in cohorts of 10-20 people receive the clinical training by Long Beach School for Adults instructors with weekly tests. They then attend an employer’s breakfast — set up “speed dating” style — that allows them to meet one-on-one with employers looking to hire.

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Goodwill® and Rotary Clubs Form Alliance to Help Thousands Earn Good Jobs

Goodwill and Rotary Launch Spring Donation Drive to Fund Job Training ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill Industries International and Rotary International are partnering to help thousands of people find and keep good jobs this spring. Members of Rotary clubs across the United States and Canada will be cleaning out their closets and donating gently used clothing

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Goodwill® Helps Homeless Men in Dayton Get Quickly Back to Work

The Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley (Dayton, OH) Rapid Employment Program, which operates out of space at a nearby homeless shelter, has helped 194 homeless men get back to work since its inception in October 2011. The program is part of the county's 10-Year Homeless Solutions Plan and has helped men find jobs ranging from cross country truck driving, to positions at McDonalds, in retail, in factories and as security guards.

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Goodwill® and HelloWallet to Provide Financial Assistance to Enhance People’s Lives

ROCKVILLE, MD — Goodwill Industries International has announced a partnership with HelloWallet, an innovative web and mobile based software company leveraging the latest research in behavioral science to provide employees with personalized financial guidance. Through a 30-month program, 17 Goodwill agencies across the country will provide the HelloWallet subscription to employees as well as community

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Goodwill®, Salvation Army Join Forces to Jump Start Careers in Augusta, GA

When deciding to open its first satellite office in the Augusta area, Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA’s Job Connectionsm chose the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center to work closely with other community resources and to help serve new clients. The Kroc Center’s First Stop Family Service Center is a facility where people in need can receive assistance through a partnership of social service organizations such as Goodwill Industries.

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