Impacts & Outcomes

The extent of Goodwill’s impact on our community is immeasurable. But here, we’ve attempted to provide just a glimpse of how we are changing lives through jobs. The figures provided cover the year-long period from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

Seattle Goodwill, a mission-driven organization, works to address poverty and strengthen communities by preparing people for employment in the current and future marketplace. 

Impacts & Outcomes: 9,767 students served

  • 9,767 Students served through job training and education
  • 1,485 people placed in jobs
  • 86% Retail Program grad employment rate
  • 700+ employers hired Goodwill students
  • 4,9117 VITA Tax returns completed, $6 million returned
  • 76% Goodwill grads retained a job after 1 year
  • 279 placed in college or certificate programs
  • $16,063 increase in average household income upon completion of programs

 



Our Students

Our students are a diverse group who enter our programs with many barriers to success, but everyone wants the same thing—opportunity for a better life.

Impacts & Outcomes: Our Students

  • 64% female
  • Average age: 43
  • Our students collectively speak 99 native languages
  • $8,402 average individual income

  • 78% below 200% poverty
  • 37% recieve food stamps
  • 61% immigrant/refugee
  • 30% without a high school diploma or GED
  • 14% with a less than 4th grade English reading level
  • 21% disabled
  • 16% ex-offender

Read our full 2015-16 Annual Report here. 

 
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