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Crain’s article spotlights our Bridge to Tech program

Crain’s New York Business, a publication that provides analysis and opinion on how to navigate New York’s business and political landscape, featured our Bridge to Tech program in its  August 2 “Employers bet hiring for skills, not degrees, could level the playing field” article. Crain’s reporter Cara Eisenpress interview Dominique

Donated Goods

Ask Cafe Anne: What Happens To My Goodwill Donation?

In a recent publication of Cafe Anne, a weekly newsletter with a focus on New York City, a reader asks Anne what exactly happens when you donate to Goodwill. Anne speaks with Goodwill NY/NJ’s Executive VP of Donated Goods, Ilana Zimmerman, and finds out what kinds of items get listed

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David Tifeld – Senior Champions Day Habilitation Retirement Program

After working for many years at Goodwill NYNJ, David Tifeld, a Queens man in his sixties with a moderate intellectual disability, decided to retire and enrolled in Goodwill’s Senior Champions, a Day Habilitation program, in October 2021. The Senior Champions program helps people 50+ with intellectual disabilities to remain engaged

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Tamika Wilson Supported Employment Program (SEMP)

Tamika Wilson came to Goodwill after losing her job in February 2022. The Brooklyn woman in her thirties had an intellectual disability diagnosis and her only work experience included the janitorial work she had done in her previous job for five years. Needless to say, this was a difficult time

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Andrew Isaacs – Bridge to Technology program

Andrew Isaacs grew up in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Andrew was approaching age forty when he joined Goodwill in 2021, but he had not yet found a career fit. He had done clerical work and had worked as a personal shopper for Amazon. He had obtained his GED

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Edwin Ayuso – Bridge to Technology program

Edwin Ayuso, a Brooklyn resident in his forties, joined our Bridge to Technology program in January 2022 seeking a career change. He had worked in the health services sector as certified nursing assistant and later as on-call coordinator. Previous legal issues caused him anxiety and he felt trapped thinking he