Category: Shopping

  • Success story: Cliff ( BankWork$ )

    posted November 30th, 2017

    In early 2017 Cliff Ragadio retired after 20 years of Army service and faced a daunting decision – what’s next? At 39, Ragadio wanted to grow beyond the structured life that he had enjoyed since 19, and he still needed the financial capacity to help his children through college.  He wanted room to grow and […]

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  • Success Story: Aileen (Computer & Office Skills)

    posted August 17th, 2017

    Aileen was born, raised and married in the Philippines. When she was 24, her husband found a job in the United States, so they moved with their newborn baby. They had no family nearby, so Aileen, who had worked as a computer programmer, decided it was best if she stayed home to take care of […]

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  • Success Story: Monica (GED Program)

    posted July 27th, 2017

    When Monica moved to Washington to live with her uncle, she was without direction. She had not completed high school and was unsure about how to establish herself. Then she learned about the GED Program at Longview Goodwill’s Work Opportunity Center. “I was nervous but I tried it out and I ended up liking it.” […]

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  • 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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