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Student Story: Jamila

January 31, 2023

Posted in: Job Training & Education and Student Stories

“If you have any dream, just go for it.” – Jamila

Jamila is not only a dreamer but a fighter and a survivor. After escaping an abusive living situation in Morocco, she made her way to the U.S. and eventually to Goodwill where she took classes to further her education. She’s now on track to become a licensed practical nurse and has a job that she loves!

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Evergreen Goodwill Partners with Local Employers to Host Event Connecting Community Members with Job Opportunities and Recourses

January 12, 2023

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

On Jan. 26, Evergreen Goodwill is partnering with local employers like Starbucks, Delta Air Lines and T-Mobile to connect job seekers with opportunities and employment support during a Community Hiring & Resource Fair. Translation services, resume and interview support will also be provided by Evergreen Goodwill.

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Where are they now: Matt

November 28, 2022

Posted in: Job Training & Education and Student Stories

“You give yourself a chance to actually make a career.” – Matt

Successfully receiving his GED after taking classes with Evergreen Goodwill, Matt is now on track to become a licensed journeyman electrician! 

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Employee Spotlight: Cuong

October 5, 2022

Posted in: Community and Job Training & Education

The first full week of October marked National Customer Service Week, and this is the perfect time to share the story of an Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington employee who is undoubtedly one of the best in the business. With more than 30 years of experience, Cuong is now sharing his knowledge to help positively influence the next generation of customer service professionals. 

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Where are they now: Abdullahi

October 3, 2022

Posted in: Job Training & Education and Student Stories

“My main goal is to inspire people who are like me, who wants to be a pilot but who don't believe in themselves.”

Abdullahi, a former student in our Youth Aerospace Program, is now pursuing degrees in aviation and business management and hopes to not only be a pilot one day but also play a role in the economic advancement of developing African nations.

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Whatcom Talk: New High Tech Learning Highlights Evergreen Goodwill Partnership With Comcast in Bellingham

September 29, 2022

Posted in: Digital Literacy, Community, and Job Training & Education

Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington is excited to announce the grand opening of its second, state-of-the-art Lift Zone – in partnership with Comcast. This space will provide free WiFi access to individuals and families across Whatcom County who are looking for online resources, learning digital skills, and accessing vital technology at our Whatcom County Job Training and Education Center.

 

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Cascadia Daily News: Goodwill hosts job fair to connect with immigrants, refugees

August 24, 2022

Posted in: Press Releases and Job Training & Education

Our Whatcom County Job Training & Education Center in Bellingham proudly hosted a job and resource fair with a keen focus on connecting immigrant and refugee populations to jobs and resources available in the community. 

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Seattle Times: Broadening digital access, one laptop at a time

August 11, 2022

Posted in: Press Releases and Job Training & Education

"Evergreen Goodwill’s mission is to break down significant barriers to education and employment people in the community face. The organization fulfills this mission in a variety of ways, including offering basic instruction on how to use computers and smartphones, cloud computing and applications like Microsoft Word and Excel and Google Docs and Sheets."

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Crosscut: Goodwill, Comcast partnership expands tech access in WA

August 10, 2022

Posted in: Press Releases and Job Training & Education

"On Monday, July 19, leaders from Evergreen Goodwill and Comcast, as well as community members and students gathered to celebrate the opening of an enhanced Lift Zone and Community Space, where anyone can access reliable internet and computers. The space is located at Evergreen Goodwill’s King County Job Training and Education Center, at 700 Dearborn Place South in Seattle."

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Employee Spotlight: Michael

August 8, 2022

Posted in: Community and Job Training & Education

"Working with donors and serving my community is very important to me." - Michael

During his time with Evergreen Goodwill, Michael has worked hard to foster an environment of support and inclusivity, as well as enhance understanding of our organizational mission. As a supervisor with our transportation department, he hopes to see his current team continue to grow and learn together.

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