<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=761998377238353&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
toggle mobile navigation
Put your financial donation to work in your community.


Community Day 2021

Building Community from the Inside Out

The 4th Annual Goodwill Community Day, celebrated on November 4, 2021, was a day of development for our employees, an opportunity to deepen relationships, and a well-deserved moment to recognize a year of impact across the many local communities served by Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago. This year’s virtual events featured a heartfelt thank you message from President and CEO Jackie Hallberg, presentations from leaders celebrating the efforts of teams across the organization, and the generous support of Goodwill Spokesperson and Green Bay Packers legend, Donald Driver.


Celebrating the Goodwill Mission

For more than 100 years, Goodwill has been connecting job seekers with employers in the community. Our mission is to provide training, employment, and supportive services for people with disabilities or disadvantages who seek greater independence.

2021 Mission highlights

The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) team received the Global Pandemic Award at the annual Wisconsin IPS Learning Collaborative Conference for helping people with mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders find and keep jobs. Learn more about IPS.

The team at Naval Station Great Lakes received Exceptional ratings on the contractor performance assessment report for the 11th year in a row. Discover how Goodwill has been supporting Naval recruits for over 45 years through Goodwill Great Lakes Federal Services.


Goodwill, in partnership with Ascension All Saints, launched the Rise Up Program, on opportunity for mothers or caregivers with young children who are interested in pursuing careers in healthcare or adjacent roles at All Saints.  

Goodwill was one of the community-based organizations selected for the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership to hire and train people supporting Chicago’s COVID Contact Tracing Corps. The program has allowed Goodwill to address two critical needs in the Chicago area - local hiring for healthcare sector jobs at a time when many residents have been out of work and helping our community fight the spread of this pandemic. 

Building Community from the Inside Out

Goodwill acknowledges that supporting training and employment opportunities must start at home. We support diversity, equity, and inclusion integrating within every aspect of our Goodwill organization, and we believe everyone should have the opportunity to thrive. 

In 2021, Goodwill launched the first cohort of the Boys and Men of Color initiative, facilitating personal and professional development for a group of Goodwill employees through mentorship, sessions covering leadership development, career navigation, and financial empowerment. Program members also experienced an executive speaker series from directors who share their stories and answer questions. They will celebrate a completion ceremony in November 2021.

Executive Sponsorsangela-adams-headshotAngela AdamsChief Communications & Diversity Officerchris-talton-headshot Chris TaltonVice President Operations
bmoc-group-shotFrom left to right: Goodwill employees Matthew E., Robert A. Jordan H. and Javon C. first cohort of Boys & Men of Color Initiative

Goodwill has also embarked upon a diversity, equity, and inclusion journey, building a foundation of readiness to lead across difference and foster a more equitable and inclusive culture, valuing the diversity that makes the Goodwill family strong.


Local Impact

Learn about our 2020 local impact

Check out the fun from last year’s Community Day!

Mission Support Center
Tel: (414) 847-4200

James O. Wright Center forWork & Training
Tel: (414) 353-6400

Metropolitan Chicago -
Tel: (312) 994-1440