Evergreen Goodwill Blog

FOX 13: Evergreen Goodwill opens new Lift Zone for educational and job training

July 21, 2022

Posted in: Press Releases and Community

FOX 13 Seattle visited Evergreen Goodwill's brand new Lift Zone lab, created in partnership with Comcast, located at our King County Job Training & Education Center. 

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Puget Sound Business Journal: Patti Payne - From trash to treasure, and trivia talk

July 21, 2022

Posted in: Digital Literacy, Press Releases, Shop, Donate, and Job Training & Education

"With Evergreen Goodwill approaching its 100th anniversary in 2023, Campbell says, “Make no mistake, we are a nonprofit. After we consider the cost of running our extensive retail operation, we are still able to put over $11 million of that directly toward our mission to provide free job training and education, but also to continue to invest in increasing wages for our own 2,100 employees.'"

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July 18, 2022

Posted in: Press Releases, Community, and Job Training & Education

This new “Lift Zone lab” will help families across King County receive online 
resources, skills and access to vital technology needed for education and employment.

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Employee Spotlight: Aida

July 1, 2022

Posted in: Community and Shop

“This isn’t my first job in the United States, but this is the first job that I really like." – Aida

This is a special milestone for Aida, who works in customer service at our Lynnwood nonprofit thrift store. She recently celebrated her 35th anniversary with Evergreen Goodwill! Building morale, creating a sense of camaraderie and setting the example for customer service excellence are Aida's specialties. She's taking a look back on her extensive career with the organization and what has motivated her to return year after year. 

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Cascadia Daily News: Bus brings English, computer literacy classes to rural communities

June 28, 2022

Posted in: Press Releases

Evergreen Goodwill's Digital Equity Bus has officially hit the road! This article gives you an inside look at one of our first classes offered in the Maple Falls area of Whatcom County. 

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Employee Spotlight: Shar

June 10, 2022

Posted in: Job Training & Education

“In Hawaii, we have a word that’s kuleana – both our right and our responsibility – and I see that at Goodwill." – Shar

Shar's Evergreen Goodwill journey has officially come full circle. It's been over a decade since Shar walked through the doors of her local Job Training and Education (JTE) Center, looking to brush up on some computer skills, and she's now an instructor, teaching computer classes at our Whatcom County center. Coming to Evergreen Goodwill with a wealth of experience, she's hoping to use her skills and knowledge to set students up for success both inside and outside the classroom. 

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The Dr. Pat Show: Job Seekers Lack Skills to Access Good Jobs-Preston & Aparis!

June 10, 2022

Posted in: Press Releases

Goodwill Industries International (GII) CEO Steve Preston and Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington VP of Mission Eileen Aparis joined Dr. Pat Baccili to discuss GII's initiative known as Rising Together, as well as new workforce polling data from Goodwill and Perry Undem. 

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Where are they now: Malgorzata's Story

June 6, 2022

Posted in: Student Stories

“With Goodwill, I was able to access the internet, which has helped me to achieve my goals.” – Malgorzata

After emigrating to the United States from Europe, Malgorzata visited her local Job Training and Education Center after having difficulty finding a job. Evergreen Goodwill connected her to various classes, as well as technology that helped set Malgorzata up for success, and after much hard work and dedication, she now has a job that she loves in the health care industry!

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Evergreen Goodwill’s FREE Commercial Driver’s License Class A Program

May 25, 2022

Posted in: Job Seeker Resources and Job Training & Education

Our Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A program is a FREE opportunity that's available to all Evergreen Goodwill employees who have been a part of the team for at least 90 days. This 4-6 week program gives employees an opportunity for career advancement while learning a wealth of valuable skills and experience. 

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Evergreen Goodwill Unveils "Digital Equity Bus"

May 16, 2022

Posted in: Community and Job Training & Education

We’re excited to put the spotlight on our brand new Digital Equity Bus, Evergreen Goodwill’s first high-tech mobile classroom.

The bus will bring our Job Training and Education (JTE) computer courses, workforce development programs and wraparound support services directly to rural and historically under-resourced communities across Northwest Washington.

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