When Akia Spivey graduated from high school in June 2021, she made a decision. She would get a job and break the cycle of poverty and unemployment that had plagued her family. She felt that she had no role models. Akia, a 20-year-old single Black Brooklyn resident who grew up
From L-R: Hyacinth Rose, Yasser Abbady, Frank Anzelmo, from the NYC Department of Sanitation, Goodwill NYNJ President/CEO Katy Gaul-Stigge, and Yvonne O’Connor, GoodTemps. On Thursday, October 20, 2022, Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ, Inc. marked October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). We hosted three events to
Goodwill Industries® of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. (Goodwill NYNJ) is expanding the services of its Bridge To Tech program launched two years ago to equip individuals enrolled in New York City’s Human Resources Administration city-wide Career Services programs with the necessary skills to qualify for and
Goodwill Industries® of Greater NY and Northern NJ hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sep. 6 to launch its Middletown, NY location that brings job opportunities, helps local residents donate and reuse, and becomes the “Halloween central” and the sustainable fashion family destination in the Middletown/Wallkill area Middletown, NY – September
In her July 6th article for The New York Times, Isabella Grullon Paz discussed an end to The Golden Age of Thrifting at the helm of fast fashion brands, inexpensive garments, and other thoughtless donations making their way into local thrift stores, driving up operational costs, encouraging overconsumption, and standing
In her May 21st article for The New York Times, Jessica Testa explored how Erin Beatty, the creative director and designer of up-and-coming upcycling brand Rentrayage, handcrafted her line from discarded fabrics, turned two used t-shirts into high fashion, and hopes to train the world to re-look at discarded items.