Goodwill: helping for generations

Kim chose Goodwill because the agency helped her grandfather in the 1960’s.

Goodwill: helping for generations

Kim Lewis chose Goodwill because the agency helped her grandfather in the 1960’s. A Goodwill Career Navigator worked with Kim, often serving as a cheerleader and coach to help her realize her potential. The support she was given helped Kim keep from giving up.

“Looking for [work for] so long and not even getting a bite back is discouraging,” she said. After many applications, a long awaited call back from the Community Improvement District resulted in a paid seven-week internship! “Kim has done an extraordinary job. She was a perfect match for the position because of her skills and experience,” said Ike Goletz, Project Coordinator and Landscape Supervisor with the Community Improvement District.

“That’s what separates Goodwill from other agencies. They take the time to find individuals with the proper knowledge, experience and education for the right job or internship. That’s what’s needed for successful placement.” With the internship now over, CID is looking to keep Kim employed as a Landscape Ambassador. “Yeah! It feels good after all the time I spent looking,” Kim said. “I didn’t know anything about this. I would never have found this [job]  if it weren’t for Goodwill.”

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Goodwill game plan: perseverance

Goodwill game plan: perseverance

Perseverance paired with Goodwill landed Kevin Rhea a job with Home Depot in 2009. He’s still happily employed today.

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