Goodwill initiative to scale up projects

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Alamo Colleges (Texas) and Goodwill of San Antonio opened the Good Careers Academy in 2009

They are familiar stories. A woman studying to be a nurse gets sidetracked to take care of her ill mother. A foreign-born doctor must start over on a degree because his credentials are not recognized here. A mother works to support her family but needs more flexible hours at her job to be with her children.

These are the types of situations that partnerships between community colleges and Goodwill International Industries (GII) are targeting to ensure that these people don't lose out on getting an education.

Of the 158 Goodwill organizations around the country, more than half have some sort of partnership with a community college, according to Brad Turner-Little, director of workforce development at GII. read more

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