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 […]

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 […]

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 in the community and provides […]

Anthony Barber – Supported Employment Program (SEMP)

Anthony Barber is a single black man in his thirties with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and a mild intellectual disability who lives in Roosevelt Island. He came to Goodwill NYNJ in May 2014 seeking help in finding a job in retail. He enjoys gaming and listening to music, so he wanted to work in a […]

Goodwill recognizes 4 workers with disabilities and their employers during NDEAM

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 celebrate the many accomplishments of […]

Sharon Cooper – CVS Greeter

Sharon Cooper is a 33-year-old Richmond Hill, Queens, resident with an intellectual disability and speech impediment. She lives on her own in an Individual Residential Alternative (IRA) in Queens. Sharon enrolled in Project Discovery (Jamaica location) with no work experience to explore possible work opportunities in the retail, food preparation, or janitorial sectors in Feb. […]

Timothy Santiago – Walgreens Customer Service Associate

Timothy Santiago, a 29-year-old Bronx resident with Autism Syndrome Disorder (ASD), joined our Advance program because he wanted to get a job as a Math tutor and work near home. Math was his favorite subject in school, was fascinated with problem solving and works on math problems everyday even today, and had worked as assistant […]