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Faces of Goodwill – Success Story: Karen

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Your donations and shopping help fund job training that transforms lives. Meet Karen. “If you have a goal, you have to have your stepping stones for how you’ll get there,” Karen told a class of Goodwill hospitality students who were getting ready to graduate."

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Goodwill Career Coaching Helped Keron Excel to Excellence

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In two years, Keron has gone from a Goodwill associate who struggled adjusting to his new job to a top worker and leader. This lead to Keron receiving the 2016 Goodwill RISE Award for Excellence.

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Annie: Exceptional Customer Service Leads to a Career in Hospitality

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While in Goodwill’s Hospitality Jobs Training Program, I learned a lot of skills about housekeeping and customer service. I learned that the customer comes first and learned how to turn a bad situation into a positive guest experience.

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Dakota & Jason: Achieving the Dreams for Their Family

Dakota & Jason: Achieving the Dreams for Their Family

Newlyweds Dakota and Jason, are both Goodwill Security and Protective Services job training program graduates. The skills and training they received prepared them for new careers, which made achieving their family's dreams a reality.

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Rickey: Discovering a Career in Hospitality

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Rickey was unemployed for a year when one day he happened to notice the Goodwill Career Center sign as he was driving by the Arlington Goodwill Retail Store and Donation Center.

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Jason: A New Successful Career

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I found The Goodwill Security and Protective Services Job Training Program very valuable. This program gave me the training, tools, and certifications to achieve my goals.

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Peter: Finding the Right Career Path

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I love the training program, how it promotes discipline and provides in depth security and protective services job training. The resume building and job search training was very helpful as I completed job applications...

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Amos: Living the Goodwill Mission

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Before coming to Goodwill, Amos C. was starting to give up hope. He was homeless, struggling with depression, and had been unemployed for three years. Luckily, a friend convinced Amos to try Goodwill’s Hospitality Training Program.

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Juanita: Living the Goodwill Mission

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I was in transitional housing and unemployed for four years. When I heard about the Goodwill program, I decided it was time to be a responsible mother. I just had to stand up and be that mother...

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Darian’s Goal Driven Future

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Completing Goodwill’s Hospitality Training Program enabled Darian to go from living paycheck to paycheck to earning a living wage and saving money for her future.

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