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 […]

Goodwill NYNJ launches a convenient donation and small store in Northern NJ

Goodwill NYNJ President & CEO Katy Gaul-Stigge and team with Somerset County Administrator Colleen Mahr; Hillsborough Township: Mayor Shawn Lipani, Deputy Mayor John Ciccarelli, Administrator Anthony Ferrera, Police Officer Carly Dwyer, and Economic & Business Development Director Zuzana Karas; EBDC: Vice-Chairman Jeremy Lees and members Tito Sharma, Abed Medawar, Antoinette Natale, and Mrinalini Ayachit

Hillsborough, NJ – September 19, 2023 – Goodwill Industries® of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. (Goodwill NYNJ) held today a grand opening with a ribbon cutting  ceremony with local dignitaries to celebrate the official opening of its Donation Center and small store in Northern New Jersey. Goodwill store is a little different: […]

Maria Pizarro Flores – Peer Advocacy Leadership Program

Maria Pizarro Flores, a Bronx widow in her sixties diagnosed with major depressive, panic, and anxiety disorders, had worked as a nurse in her native Puerto Rico. She had lived in NYC for the past 38 years. Since becoming unemployed, she had lived with friends and her adult children for long periods. But she didn’t […]

Asantewa Rogers – Youth Pathways: Workforce Development

Asantewa Rogers was unemployed and homeless when she came to Goodwill NYNJ in 2022. Asantewa, a Brooklyn resident in her twenties, came to Goodwill seeking help in career planning. She had depleted her bank account so she needed guidance and support to get a job immediately. The Goodwill team assessed her skills and interests to […]

How Thrift Shop Donations Benefit Local Communities

In celebration of National Thrift Shop Day, Cheddar News senior reporter Michelle Castillo found out how donations to thrift stores provide a boost to local communities. She also found some pretty good deals and items to spruce up her New York City apartment. Click the link below to watch Michelle interview our very own CEO, […]