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Empower Youth | Helping teens and young adults reach their goals

Posted by Goodwill Staff on March 27, 2024

Many youth and young adults face barriers to employment and access to resources to map a pathway to life they dream of – and we’re on a mission to ensure that no dream is out of reach.

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Nelly | Supporting career paths for teens & young adults

Posted by Goodwill Staff on March 12, 2024

Goodwill’s Empower Youth program provides youth and young adults ages 16 to 24 from the Chicagoland area with job readiness training, skill building and support to prepare for and find their next job.

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Jonathan | Finding community through Boys and Men of Color

Posted by Goodwill Staff on March 12, 2024

Jonathan found a community that helped him embrace his identity, vocalize goals, and promote inclusivity and self-acceptance through Goodwill’s Boys and Men of Color program.

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Shari

Posted by Goodwill Staff on February 22, 2024

When Shari first started working with Individual Placement and Support (IPS) in November of 2022, she was experiencing some challenges at her current place of employment and was ready to find a new work opportunity. Her job left her feeling uncomfortable as a result of some safety concerns, but she kept the job to support her family and was unsure if she wanted to resign.

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Jordan | Building Skills To Ace The Job Interview

Posted by Goodwill Staff on February 13, 2024

Jordan received an on-the-spot job offer after gaining the skills and confidence to ace the interview through Goodwill’s Empower Youth program.

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Benji | Mentoring Youth & Young Adults In Preparing For and Finding Their Next Job

Posted by Goodwill Staff on February 12, 2024

Empower Youth Program
Case Manager: Benjamin “Benji” Junious

Goodwill’s Empower Youth program provides youth and young adults ages 16 to 24 from the Chicagoland area with job readiness training, skill building and support to prepare for and find their next job.

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Empowerment in our community: New Lives stories of Transformation through Goodwill

Posted by Goodwill Staff on January 29, 2024

New Lives: A bigger impact and transformation

New Lives; a celebration of hope, strength, and new beginnings right here in our neighborhood. At Goodwill, we're not just about second-hand goods; we're about first-class transformations. Through job training, education, and employment, we're proud to share how we’ve supported your neighbors in weaving success stories out of sheer determination.

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Goodwill Leadership Forum Advances The Power of Work

Posted by Goodwill Staff on September 29, 2023

Strengthening Chicago’s Economic and Employment Outlook Through The Power of Work

In observance of Workforce Development Month this September, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago organized a dynamic and inspiring Workforce Development Leadership Forum in the heart of downtown Chicago. This inaugural forum was more than just a gathering; it was a testament to The Power of Work. We convened a network of community leaders to focus on the current regional economy and job market and the power of workforce development to help job seekers connect to essential resources and opportunities that fuel the growth of individuals, businesses and communities.

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Goodwill Partnership Creates Sense of Community

Posted by Goodwill Staff on September 19, 2023

Home Delivered Meals Drivers Deliver Meaningful Connection

Regenia Thomas-Love, Goodwill Home Delivered Meals Driver, using Beautiful Questions to engage meal recipient Loyal R. on their daily route. Photo Credit: TimeSlips Creative

Nearly one-fourth of adults aged 65 and older are considered socially isolated from their community and natural social structures like family and friends. Isolation can result in an increased risk of loneliness and serious medical conditions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Goodwill Team Competes at Annual CNIC Culinary Competition at Naval Station Great Lakes

Posted by Goodwill Staff on July 18, 2023

Naval Station Great Lakes in Great Lakes, IL recently hosted the twelfth annual Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC) culinary competition, a highly anticipated event in the culinary world. The event, which took place over five days in June 2023, brought together nine talented teams from Navy Galleys Ashore, across the U.S. and overseas, all vying for the coveted title and an exclusive prize. The Goodwill Great Lakes team is the only civilian team that competed. 

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