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Milwaukee Students Celebrate Completion of Lead2Change’s Dream.Explore.Build Program

Posted by Goodwill Community Relations Department on August 13, 2020

GRADOn August 6, Milwaukee high school students celebrated their accomplishments and completion of Lead2Change’s Dream.Explore.Build program. The career-readiness program is designed to engage high school students in cultivating their dreams, exploring their strengths, and building their futures.

LEAD2CHANGEThe Lead2Change team, Goodwill Industries, students and their families celebrated with a drive-in-movie-styled event. Participants watched the stage while listening in on their car radios. Some people opted to get out of their cars and enjoy the beautiful summer evening while maintaining a safe distance from others.

The evening’s featured speakers included Dionne Grayson, President and CEO of Lead2Change (pictured right) ; Angela Adams, VP Community Relations at Goodwill (pictured left); and Jeffery Roman, Executive Director of the Office of African American Affairs for Milwaukee County (pictured below.)

Goodwill is thrilled to partner with Lead2Change to help build Milwaukee's talent pipeline. The two organizations brought this transformational programming to youth on Milwaukee’s northwest side thanks to a shared mission of serving and advancing communities. Goodwill provided the site that allowed Lead2Change to offer classes in the neighborhood. The James O. Wright Center for Work and Training is an accessible location that eliminates the transportation barrier faced by many students. It also offers an opportunity for them to learn outside of their traditional classrooms in a safe and supportive environment.

DSC_0104Lead2Change is a leading career-readiness organization that engages young people in leadership opportunities and equips them with essential tools to be successful in college, their career and the community.

“We are excited to expose our students to Goodwill Industries,” says Dionne Grayson, President and CEO of Lead2Change. “We look forward to future opportunities to expand our impact by engaging parents and connecting them with the resources and services that Goodwill offers.”

Goodwill’s primary focus is employment and training. We assist men and women in developing job skills and securing work opportunities that fulfill their personal and professional goals.


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