Meet Angela. Angela is a veteran of the single mom-job. She is the single provider for her four wonderful kids. She has some difficulties in learning specific skills that have, in the past, interrupted her educational and employment paths.
When Angela first walked in to Goodwill, she was withdrawn and unspeaking. Through skills training and one-on-one attention, she began to signal some spirit and sureness in her abilities and take pride in her indisputable role as her family’s champion.
Angela carries a strong work moral and a deep commitment to the things she cares about. She is successfully working evenings so she is able to be with her kids before school and be home when they return. She soon plans to pursue her GED, and has a strong desire to improve and provide the best life for her family – and herself.
“The person Angela was when she first walked in to Goodwill for services is almost unrecognizable after realizing her potential and learning what she is capable of accomplishing.” – Mackenzie Baird, Career Navigator, Employment Services, Goodwill
*The good doesn't stop there. Angela was just announced the 'Generational Strength Winner' for Goodwill's 6th Annual Power of Work Awards, to be held April 19th, 2017 at The Kansas City Plaza's, Grand Street Cafe. If you're in or around the Greater Kansas City area this spring and would like to meet Kim and the rest of our incredible award winners and sponsors for this year's event - click here to support our mission and purchase your tickets!