Category: Hire Our Grads

  • Success Story: Kenyetta (Culinary Skills Program)

    posted May 19th, 2017

    Kenyetta left home at age 17. She married young and operated two restaurants with her husband, but when her marriage ended she didn’t want to look back. “I didn’t ever want to have to call my ex-husband for a reference, so I left my restaurant experience off my resume. It looked like I didn’t have […]

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  • Success Story: Chelsea (Custodial Skills Program)

    posted April 21st, 2017

    At the age of 13, Chelsea was struck by a car and suffered a traumatic brain injury that left her with some psychological challenges and cognitive limitations, including working with numbers. Nevertheless, she persevered and graduated from high school on time. Then, at age 21, Chelsea suffered another serious injury while trying to break up […]

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  • Give a Little Bit of HOPE for the Holidays

    posted December 16th, 2016

    The power of work. Goodwill relies on members of our community to support our job placement services. Financial gifts from caring individuals like you make it possible for Goodwill to help people with barriers to employment go to work by providing jobs, job training and educational opportunities at no cost to them. Your gift shows […]

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  • Success Story: Maly (Retail Skills Program)

    posted December 9th, 2016

    Maly has a nurturing spirit and loves to care for people. Born in the Philippines to a U.S. sailor, Maly moved with her father to Cambodia as an infant. There she was raised primarily by an abusive stepmother. “In my culture, you have to be okay no matter how the parent abuses you. You have […]

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  • Success Story: Jessica (Barista Skills Program)

    posted September 29th, 2016

    “Heroin took over three long years of my life. It gave me a false sense of comfort, an escape from the loneliness and discomfort I felt.” Luckily, Jessica was able to break free from her destructive behavior and entered a rehabilitation program. To stay clean, Jessica knew she needed to make some goals. “I needed […]

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