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Dominic & Seattle Goodwill Youth Programming

October 13, 2020

Posted in: Youth Programs, Digital Literacy, and Student Stories


Amid a worldwide pandemic and a senior year of high school without spring sports, prom or a graduation ceremony, Dominic had critical decisions to make about his future.

Dominic — a football, wrestling and track athlete with a deep passion for aerospace — was trying to select the college that fit him best. His parents were busy working from home, and his access to school mentors was limited. Dominic took comfort in knowing he could lean on Seattle Goodwill’s youth program leaders when he needed advice.

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Yonas' Story

January 15, 2020

Posted in: Student Stories

Yonas' college dreams were cut short when he was arrested for practicing his religious belief in his home country. After a harrowing journey to the US, Goodwill helped Yonas get back on track to achieve a lifelong goal.

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2019 Glitter Gala Resilient Women

September 27, 2019

Posted in: Glitter Gala, Student Stories, and Job Training & Education

Join us for an elegant evening on November 2, as we raise funds for resilient women.

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Catch up with Goodwill's #GoodwillFaces series

June 6, 2019

Posted in: Student Stories

Read Haley-Jo, Stephanie, Lisa and Daniel's story in the latest round up of our #GoodwillFaces series.

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Dominique's Story

February 12, 2019

Posted in: Student Stories

Dominique has been playing catch-up since she gave birth to her daughter at 17 years old. Read how Goodwill helped Dominique achieve her goals and obtain her HS 21+ diploma.

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Brycen's Story

February 7, 2019

Posted in: Student Stories

Brycen has endured many hardships during his youth, but Seattle Goodwill's Youth Aerospace Program (YAP) has afforded him the opportunity to create a better life for himself. 

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Stephanie's story

October 26, 2018

Posted in: Student Stories

When a friend introduced Stephanie to hard drugs as a means of coping with her hectic life, a dark, downward spiral of crime, home evictions and homelessness followed. Read how Goodwill helped change the trajectory of Stephanie's life.

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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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