Meet Kim. Kim chose Goodwill because the agency worked with 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. She said,
"Looking for [work for] so long and not even getting a bite back is discouraging."
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."
*The good doesn't stop there. Kim was just announced the 'Empowerment Award Recipient' 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! Read more here to find out what Kim has been up to since she first became involved with our Goodwill family.