Mission Moments: Derek's Story

Mission Moments: Derek's Story

Derek had no money to renew his driver’s license, repair his car, or buy a phone when he came to Goodwill's GoodWORKS Career Center.

For months, Derek poured his energy and time into finding employment. At GoodWORKS, he developed his resume, conducted online job searches, called potential employers, and practiced interviewing using free GoodWORKS resources like career coaching, computers, and telephones. Though he faced many rejections, Derek kept looking for work.

By May, an employer made a good call and hired Derek. He earned a job! The work is intense and requires long nights, but Derek is sticking with it and taking the opportunity to earn overtime pay.  

Derek visited GoodWORKS in June to show off his car, driver’s license, and cell phone. But the Power of Work doesn’t stop there – he has his own apartment now and can visit his daughter again. Nice work Derek! 

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