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