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Goodwill Community Day Highlights Local Impact

Posted by Goodwill Staff on October 21, 2019

Community Day 3 RUSD Team

Our second annual Goodwill Community Day was held on September 12, giving community leaders a chance to learn about how we impact lives at the local level. This year, Community Day was organized by Goodwill Community Relations Councils, which are employee teams organized by geography or expertise to help manage and maintain impactful community partnerships. Community Day events were hosted across 18 counties in southeast Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

“Deepening our impact through community engagement will have a lasting positive effect on employee development and organizational performance as well as the people we serve, their families and the communities across our broad territory,” said Angela Adams, vice president, community relations.


This year, we helped 100 community leaders better understand our mission and services through tours and open-house style events. In addition, approximately 1,800 employees participated in activities designed to help them better understand how their work impacts lives. These activities included a crossword puzzle and number game.

At our flagship location in Milwaukee, the James O. Wright Center for Work and Training, we held a CEO Power Hour. More than 50 area leaders attended this event to hear about our local impact in Milwaukee over the past 100 years and to learn about our social enterprise operations.

With the majority of this year’s guests being new Community Day attendees, 2018 and 2019 Goodwill Community Day events have connected 300 community leaders more closely to our mission. 


"Goodwill is an amazing pillar of support for those not only in Milwaukee, but the entire region. Goodwill’s Community Day was a celebration of organizations working together to make our community strong,” said Kathy Thornton-Bias, President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. “We are proud to be serving families with Goodwill for the betterment of our shared community." 

Our Goodwill has been transforming lives for 100 years—people are at the heart of what we do. This year, as we celebrate our centennial, we are honoring the accomplishments of the men and women who receive our services, find employment, and achieve success in overcoming barriers to work. Community Day 2019 gave us a chance to show that mission in action.

For more information on Community Relations or Goodwill Community Day, please contact or call (414) 847-4292.

See more photos from Community Day 2019



Written by Goodwill Staff

Mission Support Center
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