Faces of Goodwill – Success Story Jessica H.

Your donations and shopping help fund job training that transforms lives. Meet Shawntay. Pictured here with Goodwill of Greater Washington

Eighty-eight Goodwill graduates were placed into employment in 2019 thanks to you, our Goodwill team and the determination of graduates like Jessica. She finished the Hospitality Training Program in March and achieved a lifelong dream.

Celebrate Goodwill Industries Week with a Commitment to “Do More”

As we celebrate Goodwill Industries Week May 6 to 12, we also celebrate the community that makes our work at Goodwill of Greater Washington possible. This year’s theme represents the good that happens when you combine the courage of the individuals Goodwill serves with the partners who believe in creating opportunities for individuals with disabilities and disadvantages. In this article, our Individual Giving Officer shares how you can get involved!

Big Plans in Place for Goodwill in 2018

2018 promises to be busy at Goodwill of Greater Washington! We have several major initiatives in the works and wanted to share some of them with you as the New Year approaches.

“I am Paying My Own Bills”

From now until May 14 Goodwill organizations across the country will be celebrating Goodwill Industries Week. As we take this time to reflect on the true mission of Goodwill there is a very special woman who would like to thank you personally for your support of the organization who gave her the boost she needed to reach her full potential.

Falling into the Skills Gap

According to many recent findings, the job market in the United States has shown solid growth. But even though many companies may have openings, it seems there are not enough candidates with the proper credentials to fill said positions. Many believe that one of the more prominent reasons for this is something called skills gap.

Goodwill Launches Job Training Program in Energy & Utilities

In March of this year Goodwill of Greater Washington will be launching a new Energy and Utilities training program at our Arlington Career Center. As this industry continues to grow exponentially in the Washington D.C. area we will aim to give those who wish to work in this field the skills and knowledge they need to find success.

Goodwill: The American Dream Maker!

Everyone has dreams. They are the goals that bind us as civilization and become one of the defining aspects of our society. For citizens of the United States this ethos is epitomized by what we call the American Dream.

6 Things to Avoid While Spring Cleaning

For those of us in the DC area we will get just enough of a taste of warm weather that we’re chomping at the bit for spring’s arrival. However, as sure as the forsythia begins to bloom, the new season also heralds yet another not so pleasant event – spring cleaning.

Goodwill’s Hospitality Jobs Training Programs

One of our more successful job training programs is the one we offer for the hospitality industry. This six week course is free to participants (it is funded by your generous donations) and has placed hundreds of people into a variety of positions in the hospitality industry.

DC the Worst in Job Training?

The Washington Post posted an article on why DC has a uniquely bad record on helping the unemployed get jobs. Find out what Goodwill has done in the past year to address this unemployment issue.


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