Mitzi's Story

June 5, 2018

Posted in: Student Stories

Mitzi, a dedicated mother of seven who for 17 years homeschooled her children, had divorced following 31 years of marriage and moved to western Washington. She had nowhere to live, no income and no clue how to find work.

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Shawnteal's Story

November 29, 2017

Posted in: Student Stories

Shawnteal, by the time she was 16, had endured abuse, been incarcerated twice and watched her best friend die due to gang violence. She often found herself standing on street corners, wondering if this was all she could expect from life.

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Keone's Story

October 20, 2017

Posted in: Student Stories

Somewhere along a tumultuous and redeeming life path consisting of residential burglaries, a 5 ½-year prison sentence and a successful assimilation back into society, Keone found himself and Seattle Goodwill.

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Laia's Story

October 19, 2017

Posted in: Student Stories

Laia won a green card lottery and decided to immigrate to the United States from Iran in order to provide a better a better life for her two daughters. She didn't speak English and was running out of money when she connected with Goodwill at just the right time. 

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Freddy's Story

October 19, 2017

Posted in: Student Stories

Freddy fled his home country two years ago to escape a harrowing situation. He left behind his family and knew no English when he landed in Seattle. Freddy connected with Seattle Goodwill and discovered the resources he needed to move forward in his new life. 

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Meriem's Story

October 19, 2017

Posted in: Student Stories

Living in Seattle after moving from Casablanca, Morocco, Meriem felt lonely, out of place and wanted to help her husband financially but didn’t know where to start. She needed to gain English-speaking skill and was looking for help when she discovered Goodwill.

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Goodwill Faces: Mitzi, Sucelly, Bianca, Matthew

August 23, 2017

Posted in: Job Training & Education and Student Stories

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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Goodwill Faces: Meriem, Laura, Maria, Maddie

June 30, 2017

Posted in: Job Training & Education and Student Stories

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

May 22, 2017

Posted in: Job Training & Education and Student Stories

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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