IMPACT STORIES
Impact Stories

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,

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Daris Glisson – Warehouse worker

When Daris Glisson, a 45-year-old African-American Clason Point resident, joined our Jobs Plus program in 2016, he was unemployed and had no clear career direction. At Jobs Plus, Daris obtained his OSHA Certification, received job readiness training, interview and resume preparation assistance, and job and career advancement referrals. The Jobs

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Parris Caesar: Going from Part- to Full-Time Employment 

Parris Caesar joined our Supported Employment program back in 2006. Although Parris had little work experience at the time, he was motivated and enthusiastic to learn. But the journey was long.  In 2009, Paris was placed at the Goodwill Outlet store as a part-time Production Worker. He quickly stood out

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Larry – Bridges to Success

“I like working at Goodwill because I can bring extra income to my household and I get to meet new people. Plus, I enjoy going around the building to deliver the mail and saying hello to all staff” Larry was quiet, reserved, and smiled little when he came to Goodwill

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“Going Mental” – Citiview Connections Clubhouse

“The stigma of mental illness is a barrier for us to achieve our social, financial, educational, or vocational goals.” Succeeding in life can mean different things to individuals with mental illness. Some want to avoid isolation and connect with family members, friends and their community. Others need to stick to

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Alex – eCommerce

“I have learned many jobs here at Goodwill and I can earn money to pay my bills and buy the things I want, like a new cell phone. Now I can talk with my friends!” Alex In late 2007, Alex felt his life was in turmoil. He had lost his