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Goodwill Ambassador Summer 2017

June 1, 2017

Posted in: Goodwill Ambassadors

“I’m advocating for second chances. We need lawyers to help people re-enter society. Companies are overlooking qualified people just because they have a criminal record,” Tarra said.

Tarra spent 20 months at the Mission Creek Correction Center for Women for drug offenses. While at Mission Creek, she attended workshops led by Seattle Goodwill. The women learned resume writing and other job preparation skills.

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Goodwill Faces: Keone, Gonzalo, Sahily, Cathie and Loanne

May 22, 2017

Posted in: Student Stories and Job Training & Education

Catch up on Goodwill Faces with the four stories below. Tune into our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to follow our weekly #GoodwillFaces series!

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Rocio's Story

May 12, 2017

Posted in: Student Stories

Living in her home country of Mexico in Mexico City, Rocio’s life was drastically altered following a series of setbacks. Goodwill has supported Rocio in various ways as a student, offering support services to provide a gas card, obtaining prescription glasses and even aiding in finding affordable housing.

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Goodwill Faces: Erik, Eddie, Sharlese, Paulina

April 26, 2017

Posted in: Student Stories and Job Training & Education

Catch up on Goodwill Faces with the four stories below. Tune into our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to follow our weekly #GoodwillFaces series!

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Seattle Goodwill celebrates its volunteers during National Volunteer Week

April 25, 2017

Posted in: Volunteering

Without volunteer support Seattle Goodwill wouldn’t have the resources to serve the 9,767 Job Training and Education students it did last year. A total of 780 volunteers committed 13,230 hours toward serving Goodwill’s mission of creating better economic opportunity for individuals facing significant barriers to employment.

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Tickets on sale for Seattle Goodwill’s Sustainable Sounds concert

April 14, 2017

Posted in: Sustainability

To help us celebrate Earth Day and promote sustainable practices, we’ve partnered with Seattle radio station KEXP and have enlisted the help of local bands Cataldo, Star Anna, Goodbye Heart, Acapulco Lips and Prom Queen for a fun-filled night at our Sustainable Sounds concert.

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Celebrate Earth Month with Seattle Goodwill

April 7, 2017

Posted in: Vintage

At Seattle Goodwill, we deeply value sustainability. We partner with local organization and programs like Threadcycle and eCycle Washington to ensure donations we can’t sell are properly recycled. We use SmartBins and have a LEED Gold Certified Administrative Services building. Last year, thanks to generous donors and shoppers, we kept over 53 million pounds out of landfills.

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Da'Shawna's Story

March 8, 2017

Posted in: Student Stories and Job Training & Education

Da'Shawna had been dealing with some tough times and her grades in school were struggling. Heading into her senior year, there was no guarantee that she’d be able to graduate unless she figured out a way to get her studies back on track during a pivotal time in her life.

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Goodwill Ambassador Spring 2017

March 1, 2017

Posted in: Goodwill Ambassadors

Give people an opportunity to move forward and you’ll often see their success take off.

That’s true for Brycen Smith, the featured student in this issue of the Goodwill Ambassador. He’s learning aviation manufacturing in our Youth Aerospace Program (YAP) and is earning college credit through Everett Community College. His life is taking off. Looking back on his difficult childhood, Brycen saw YAP as an opportunity to change the direction of his life and build a successful future.

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Square's Story

February 28, 2017

Posted in: Student Stories

Square, who had a conviction history and resorted to using drugs and alcohol to cope with the tragic loss of two daughters, was homeless and living in Pioneer Square in Seattle when she made a commitment to herself.

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