Pushing through another year of a pandemic, Evergreen Goodwill continued to make major adjustments, ensuring the health and safety of our staff, students, shoppers, and donors. These advancements have transformed how we’re able to serve the community in many positive ways, and despite some growing pains and challenges, we served over 2,700 students and helped 468 of them find employment.
As we look back on our work and share the positive impacts you’ve made possible, it goes without saying that 2020 was a difficult year. But we persevered through the hard times. We provided much-needed support services, trained over 4,300 students and employees, and placed 541 people in jobs.
Our 2019 Annual Report showcases the impact we make in the community. Together with the help of our donors, volunteers and partners we are breaking barriers to economic opportunity for thousands in our region through quality employment training and basic education to people experiencing significant barriers to economic opportunity.
Our 2018 Annual Report showcases the impact, with the help of our donors, volunteers and partners, we make in our community by providing free job training and education to those in need. Our theme, "Inspiration," is a common thread tying together students, staff and donors. Goodwill students are inspired to improve their lives, while Goodwill staff and donors are inspired to help change lives.
Our 2016-17 Annual Report showcases the impact — with the help of donors, volunteers and partners — we make in our community by providing free job training and education to those in need. Through personal stories, you'll learn how our students overcame barriers wby utilizing the breadth of Goodwill's services.
Our theme, "Opportunity," signifies the support our students need to transform their lives. Our students desire greater economic prosperity. We provide the opportunity.
As you spend a few minutes reading this annual report, you’ll see evidence of the impact we’ve made together. Through personal stories, you’ll hear how the Goodwill family helped people overcome barriers and achieve their goals.
“Breaking barriers” is our theme because it represents students’ progress and success. They overcame barriers such as limited English, lack of job history and adjusting to a new culture.
In 2014 - 2015 fiscal year, more people took steps forward through our new training programs and workshops. We added warehouse logistics and industrial vehicle classes to meet an increased demand for jobs in those areas. Another example is digital literacy, which is no longer just a Goodwill class. It is incorporated into our job training programs, job placement and support services assistance.
Seattle Goodwill’s programs have developed throughout the years since our founding in 1923. We strive to respond to the needs of a changing community and emerging employment trends while staying true to our mission of helping people find jobs.
In our 2013-2014 fiscal year, we focused on efforts on:
- Enhancing and expanding job training programs and other services for populations with the most significant barriers to employment.
- Building further upon the high quality of Goodwill’s job training programs and other offerings.
- Growing and strengthening partnerships with businesses, community colleges and other community organizations so that Goodwill can maximize its impact for those who need us most.