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April 15, 2021

Posted in: Community, Donate, and Sales & Events

Throughout the pandemic, Goodwill has supported our community through our free classes and case managers are ready to support students with their most urgent needs. With the support of donors, last year, more than 4,300 students enrolled in Goodwill classes, and 541 found jobs with over 250 local employers. Goodwill has helped people in our northwest Washington community find employment for nearly 100 years, but the need for our services has never been greater.

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Meet Goodwill Intern Martrez

January 31, 2021

Posted in: Job Training & Education, Youth Programs, Student Stories, and Community



“The youth look up to me. I’m young, but knowing they look up to me is kind of different, because at one point I was the person looking up to staff.” – Martrez, Seattle Goodwill Intern and Youth Program Participant 

Martrez graduated from Seattle’s Cleveland High School in 2019. Before he connected with Goodwill, Martrez compared himself to his peers who lacked interest in school and weren’t on the right track. After building relationships and receiving guidance from Goodwill’s Youth Year-Round Program Job Training & Education (JTE) staff, Martrez’s mindset shifted. 

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Meet Goodwill Youth Program Participant and Intern Nika

January 10, 2021

Posted in: Job Training & Education, Youth Programs, Student Stories, and Community

“I believe this internship offers a lot of help for the lower-income students – not for the students who have the highest grades or have the most amount of money or already have a place in college,” Nika said. “Goodwill speaks for students who are struggling in an environment they don’t think they can get out of. It’s good to give an opportunity for others who need it, and Goodwill does that.” 

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Meet Goodwill Intern Rodney

January 3, 2021

Posted in: Job Training & Education, Youth Programs, Student Stories, and Community

“The internship is a pretty good opportunity, especially if you are trying to see what work is like,” Rodney said. “You’re learning things, and you’ve got really supportive people there that want to help you grow and succeed in life.”

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Meet Goodwill Youth Student MaiQueen

December 27, 2020

Posted in: Job Training & Education, Youth Programs, Student Stories, and Community

MaiQueen’s first summer with Seattle Goodwill has been an immersion in career exploration, professional development, community service, and so much more. A senior at Seattle’s Garfield High School, she stayed busy last summer developing job skills in Goodwill’s Youth Maritime Program.

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Meet Goodwill Intern Alieu

December 20, 2020

Posted in: Job Training & Education, Youth Programs, Student Stories, and Community

"Because of this internship, I had a more productive summer. I turned it into a, ‘Let’s go to work and see what I can accomplish, regardless of the circumstances," Alieu says about his five-month work experience with Goodwill. 

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Joel’s Goodwill Journey: From Supporter to Teammate

October 16, 2020

Posted in: Community

"It feels like something that has come full circle. I always have to step back in a little bit of amazement to feel that I’m a part of something I was a supporter of for so long."

  – Joel Hoffman, Seattle Goodwill E-commerce Auction Lister

When Joel first walked into our Seattle store in the mid-nineties, he had no idea Goodwill would eventually play such a big role in his life.

 

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Register to vote at one of your favorite Goodwills!

September 30, 2020

Posted in: Community

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."  – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Tuesday, November 3, we have the opportunity to make our voices heard and exercise our right to vote!  At Goodwill, we’re hosting voter registration drives to make sure that everyone who is eligible and interested in voting has the opportunity to cast their ballot.

In partnership with Common Power, we’ll have volunteers running registration drives at select stores across northwest Washington the first four Saturdays of October from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm.

Volunteers can help you register using paper forms or online with one of our computers or with your own mobile device. 

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 29, 2020

Posted in: Community

National Hispanic Heritage Month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans celebrating the heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. 

To help you celebrate and honor Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve compiled some of our favorite resources for bringing Latinx voices to your life. You’ll find a diverse range of intersectional Hispanic and Latinx identities, experiences, cultures, and histories among these resources.

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Digital learning innovations bring new opportunities to Goodwill students and employees

September 28, 2020

Posted in: Job Training & Education, Community, and Digital Literacy


At Seattle Goodwill, we served 6,684 students last year at our five Job Training and Education centers throughout the north Puget Sound. For us, supporting students is more than in-classroom instruction – it means offering the same type of care and compassion one would expect from a family member. Read more about how Seattle Goodwill innovated remote learning and continued supporting the community needs during the uncertainty of Covid-19.

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