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Goodwill Industries

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Overview of Goodwill Industries and their offerings

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Goodwill Industries

  1. 1. Name Date
  2. 2. Opening Remarks  Welcome  Purpose  Discuss the variety of community-based resources being offered by Goodwill Industries International  Agenda  Overview of Goodwill Industries International  Common characteristics of populations served (Centers &Programs)  Unique elements per population  Questions & Answers
  3. 3. Goodwill Industries  History Highlights  Founded in 1902 in Boston by Rev. Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist minister  Philosophy: a hand up, not a hand out  Recycled used goods and trained the needy  Key Stats (2012)  $4 billion dollar nonprofit organization  6.7 million people served  216,000 people secured a job and earned $3.62 billion  Key Populations Served  Immigrants  Individuals with a criminal background  Individuals with disabilities  Seniors  Veterans and military families  Youth
  4. 4. Common Characteristics  Centers  165 independent, community-based Goodwill’s in US & Canada  Programs  Skills development (vocational, computer, job find, etc.)  Job placement (links to local employers)  Accessing public services (health, housing, etc.)  Availability  Lower income population
  5. 5. Unique Support: Immigrants  Centers  Located in key points of entry within North America (e.g. NYC & Hawaii).  Multi-lingual staff in support of local populations  e.g. Spanish, French, Russian, Ukrainian, Arabic, Latvian, and Hebrew  Programs  Community assimilation (ESL, culture, etc.)  Immigration support services (residency, citizenship, etc.)  Availability  Non-citizens
  6. 6. Unique Support: Individuals w/ a Criminal Background  Centers  No unique attributes  Programs  Pre-release services (local government paperwork)  Job placement (links to employers willing to hire this population)  Mainstream integration support (aligned with parole office)  Availability  Criminal background  At least 17 years of age  Participation in the Mentorship Component of Program is Required  Can not be a sex offender
  7. 7. Unique Support: Individuals w/ Disabilities  Centers  No unique attributes  Programs  Deaf Services  Work from home programs  Supported Living Assistance Services  Availability  Legally classified as a person with a disabled status  Open to those with a variety of physical challenges (i.e. Autistic, Downs Syndrome, and Multiple Sclerosis)
  8. 8. Unique Support: Seniors  Centers  No unique attributes  Programs  Senior Community Service Employment Program  Entire employment program tailored specifically for seniors  Availability  Participants must be 55 years of age or older
  9. 9. Unique Support: Veterans & Military Families  Centers  Several centers provide a short term home for veterans in need  Programs  Operation good jobs (agency partners target employment for vets)  Easter Seals-Goodwill (needs of veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan wars)  Availability  Discharged Veterans  GoodJobs Program aims to help post 9/11 Veterans, their spouses and dependents
  10. 10. Unique Support: Youth  Centers  The Family Learning Center (focused on needs of grades K-8)  Programs  Youth & Family  Summer camp  Parent/family education, involvement and advocacy  Goodwill’s After-School Academy for 12-18  Structured homework assistance  Individualized learning plans  Leadership development  Goodwill's year-round Youth Mentoring Program  Helps teens finish high school and  Transition into productive careers through the guidance of trusted adults.  Availability  Youths grades K - 12
  11. 11. Your Turn Questions?
  12. 12. References Immigrants - Centers: http://www.goodwillnynj.org/services/immigrants-and-refugees-services http://www.higoodwill.org/mission-services/immigrant-services/ Individuals with a criminal background – Centers: http://www.goodwillnne.org/updates/press-releases/goodwill-industries-to-provide-employment-services-for- people-with-criminal-backgrounds/#.U1vygvldWSo Individuals with disabilities – Centers: www.goodwill.org/about-us/ Individuals with disabilities – Programs: www.goodwill.org/work-options Individuals with disabilities – Availability: https://nfb.org/fair-wages Seniors – Centers: www.yourgoodwill.org/programs Seniors – Programs & Availability: www.goodwill.org/scep/ Youth – Centers: http://www.goodwillnynj.org Youth – Programs: http://mersgoodwill.org

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