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March 2019

Goodwill Serving Immigrant and Refugee Populations through Grant, Partnership

A multi-year grant from the Bob & Anna Lou Schaberg Fund at VNHC to Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia (Goodwill) and its collaborators will fund workforce development services for immigrants and refugees in the Richmond area beginning in April 2019. 

Goodwill will deliver the services in partnership with the Sacred Heart Center, the International Refugee Committee and the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The nonprofits’ collaboration aims to increase the ability for immigrants and refugees to obtain and retain employment and build career pathways that lead to long-term economic stability. 

“The Bob & Anna Lou Schaberg Fund is making an important investment for coordinated services that will help refugees and immigrants gain a foothold in the workforce and explore opportunities for upward mobility,” said Shawn Smith, Goodwill’s director of community workforce.

Read more about the program here.

Introducing the WorkMatters Blog

We're excited to introduce Goodwill’s WorkMatters blog. As workforce development experts, we believe that work is the foundation for empowering individuals, strengthening families and building prosperous communities.

WorkMatters will offer insights and curated news to help you stay abreast of issues that affect employers, educators, local governments and community leaders.

Click here to visit the WorkMatters blog and sign up to receive notification of new posts each week.

GoodPath Program Celebrates Recent Graduates

Goodwill staff, board and community leaders gathered Feb. 13 to celebrate seven area youth who completed Goodwill's 8-week youth reentry program, GoodPath. Students each addressed the crowd to share their positive experience with the program, express gratitude to Goodwill's staff and talk about aspirations they have for the future.

Goodwill partners with the Department of Juvenile Justice to provide job readiness and workforce development services to returning youth citizens in Richmond and Hampton Roads.  Click here to read more about the GoodPath program.

In This Edition
Immigrant & Refugee Grant
WorkMatters Blog
GoodPath Graduation
Credentialing Program
Spring Donation Tips
Goodwill Works Tours
Upcoming Dates:

Richmond The one-hour lunchtime tours are free, but registration is required. Lunch is provided. Click here for more information and to sign up.
Save the Date!

Richmond Support Center Ribbon Cutting 

Join us on Wednesday, April 17th at 10:00 a.m. as we officially celebrate the opening of our newly renovated Community Employment Center and Administrative Support Center.
Goodwill Hosts Virginia Peninsula Rotary Club

On February 27th we hosted more than 20 members of the Virginia Peninsula Rotary Club at our Hampton Support Center for their lunch meeting and a tour of our facility where they learned more about our mission in action.

Goodwill and Partners Look to Expand Credentialing Program in Central Virginia

Goodwill and the Community College Workforce Alliance are gearing up to establish a Center for Building and Construction Trades on Goodwill’s campus in South Richmond, much like the one it operates in Hampton with Thomas Nelson Community College. 

“As part of our mission to change lives through the power of work, we want to create more career pathways in fields that pay good wages and are in high demand,” said John Dougherty, vice president of community workforce for Goodwill. 

The collaboration will help people earn credentials to enter fields such as HVAC, electrical and facilities maintenance. In Richmond, John Tyler Community College will provide the skills training, Goodwill will provide wrap-around support, and the construction industry will actively engage with the program and hire its graduates.

View the video here. To learn how you can help make the new Center for Building and Construction Trades a reality, contact John Dougherty or Andrea Butler.

Goodwill, Regency Mall and Henrico County Public Schools To Host 2019 Denim Drive
Tips for Spring Cleaning, Donations
Woman donating to GoodwillSpring is nearly upon us, and with that comes the best time of the year to clean out and donate as you start the new season.  Here are some helpful tips for making year-end donations. When you donate to Goodwill you're helping people help themselves through the power or work.  Want to see your donations in action?  Sign up for one of our Goodwill Works tours!
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