Dunstan Wallace – Bridge to Tech Program

Dunstan Wallace, a single Black Bronx resident in his forties, had tried many jobs, but had not found the right career fit. He had worked as Maintenance and Operation Specialist with the City, but lost his job in 2022 during the pandemic. Then he ventured into the hospitality industry. He worked as customer service representative […]

Supporting & Promoting Our Talent

Meet Sanjida Miah, a dynamic Goodwill NYNJ leader who embarked on her professional journey with us after earning her undergraduate degree in psychology from Queens College and her Masters degree in counseling from Brooklyn College. Sanjida joined Goodwill as Recovery Counselor for our PROS (Personalized Recovery Oriented Services) Rebound Program in June 2017. She worked […]

Helen Mwaluko – Harlem PROS

It was a hot summer night and Helen Mwaluko was coming back home after a long day at work as a home health aide. She felt disoriented and not quite herself. She had never felt like this, so she took herself to the hospital. There she was diagnosed with severe depression and exhaustion. She would […]

Danielle Scaturro, GoodTemps

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Danielle Scaturro was working as program director at a family foundation when she was laid off in Oct. 2019. She had worked there in various positions for 15 years. Danielle, a Brooklyn resident with disabilities in her 40s, joined GoodTemps in Jan. 2023. She had struggled to get a job for more than three years. […]

Roberto Martinez – Office Clerk

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Only four days after graduating from College in June 2017, Roberto joined our Advance program. In spite of having just obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Herbert H. Lehman College, he needed help to get a job. Goodwill NYNJ meets individuals with disabilities where they are – no work experience or a college […]

Goodwill NYNJ Bridge To Tech Whitepaper

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Goodwill’s white paper describes the impact of its Bridge to Technology program, which offers the poorest New Yorkers access to in-demand jobs and diversifies the NYC’s tech sector. Read the whitepaper (PDF)

Goodwill expands to its first behavioral health services program in Manhattan

Goodwill Industries® of Greater NY and Northern NJ held a grand opening ceremony to launch officially its first Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) program in Manhattan to help New Yorkers living with mental health conditions to stay healthy, gain employment, and achieve life goals New York City, NY – October 17, 2023 – Goodwill Industries® […]

Goodwill NYNJ appoints six new members to its Board of Directors

Goodwill Industries® of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. welcomes executives from Morgan Stanley, Saadia Group, Thrilling, Bluestone Equity Partners, and Todd Snyder as part of its strategic plan to double the organization’s impact on sustainable fashion and the power of work New York, NY – October 9, 2023 –Goodwill Industries® of Greater […]

Steven Tirado – Northern NJ Services

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Steven Tirado is a 22-year-old bilingual Hispanic man who lives with his parents in Haledon, NJ. He was diagnosed with Autism, SLD (Specific learning disability), and Reading Impairment. Steven graduated from Passaic County Technical Institute in 2019 and is currently enrolled in a Social Services program at the Passaic County Community College. Steven came to […]

Stephanie Santana – Personalized Recovery Oriented Services

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Stephanie Santana, a single Hispanic woman in her thirties, had worked for many years in the mailroom of IST Management Services, a printing, records and electronic document management company, until she injured her knee and decided to resign. Born and raised in Harlem, a neighborhood in Northern Manhattan in New York City, she had struggled […]