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Mission Moments: Keshaun's Story

Keshaun participated in Goodwill’s Quest Academy with UMKC’s Institute for Human Development in 2014. Through this program, he gained work experience at Showtime Auto Detailing. At the completion of the program, he was immediately offered a job. Kesh…


Mission Moments: Kevin's Story

Kevin Rhea’s story shows the power of perseverance when it’s paired with Goodwill. A learning disability was just one barrier that made it difficult for Kevin to find work. His case worker with Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation referred him to Goodwill back in 2009 for…


Mission Moments: Emily's Story

Emily completed Goodwill’s exploration program and earned a job at Hy-Vee.


Mission Moments: Josh's Story

“We did mock interviews, practiced communication and learned job skills,” Josh said.


Mission Moments: Shelley's Story

Meet Shelley. Shelley was a Goodwill client in early 2014, when we first provided guidance and an opportunity for her to succeed. She quickly earned employment at a local janitorial company. After a couple of years, Goodwill saw the company slowly decline and a handful of client…


Mission Moments: Darrell's Story

With Goodwill, Darrell found job coaching and placement services to help him find and keep employment.


Mission Moments: Paul's Story

Paul was ready for his second chance. He had great work experience as a store manager, but Paul also had barriers to employment.


Mission Moments: Michael's Story

Michael visited Goodwill’s Career Center on his day off from work to share some big news.


Mission Moments: Shandi's Story

Shandi knew employment was necessary to stabilize her family. Learn what the power of work did for Shandi when she came to Goodwill.


Mission Moments: Brett's Story

Reading, writing and driving are key to getting most jobs. See how Goodwill empowers workers.


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Mission Moments: Emily's Story

Mission Moments: Emily's Story

Emily found independence through the Power of Work

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