Crosscut: Goodwill, Comcast partnership expands tech access in WA
"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."
Employee Spotlight: Michael
"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.
KING 5 Evening: You just bought something at Evergreen Goodwill. Now follow the money.
KING 5 Evening delves deeper into Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington's Job Training and Education Programs and overall mission.
Where are they now: Daniel's Story
“What is it from life that you want?” – Daniel
With a strong sense of willpower and perseverance, Daniel, a former Goodwill student, has overcome several obstacles in his life to get to the point where he’s at. With the persistence of his instructor at our Skagit County Job Training and Education Center, Daniel has since received his GED and is on a new path in life that has provided new opportunities and a career in the automotive industry.
Puget Sound Business Journal: Patti Payne - From trash to treasure, and trivia talk
"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.'"
EVERGREEN GOODWILL PARTNERS WITH COMCAST TO OPEN NEW HIGH-TECH COMMUNITY LEARNING SPACE
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.
Employee Spotlight: Shar
“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.
Evergreen Goodwill’s FREE Commercial Driver’s License Class A Program
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.
Evergreen Goodwill Unveils "Digital Equity Bus"
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.
Employee Spotlight: Tania
"Our biggest thing is we listen, we don’t judge, we just listen." – Tania
It's been nearly 14 years since Tania began her Goodwill journey after returning home to the United States from Japan. She was on the hunt for a new opportunity, and she now has a flourishing career leading a dynamic team at the Snohomish County Job Training & Education Center where she has hopes of expanding services and having an even bigger impact on the community.