IMPACT STORIES
Impact Stories

Josue Paguada – VIP Career Services – Retail Outlet

Josue Paguada is a 34-year-old visually impaired man originally from Honduras. Jose and his wife, who is also visually impaired, live with their two children across from the Goodwill NYNJ Astoria campus. In January 2017, Josue was referred to Goodwill NYNJ while still working full-time assembling mops in a company

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Richard R. – Lantern House Clubhouse

“My life has changed for the better since I’ve started coming to Goodwill! Meeting other people who are dealing with mental health issues at Lantern House clubhouse has improved my attitude, my living situation, and my job status. My viewpoint on why I need to take my medication and how

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Danielle Hunte, Citiview Connections Clubhouse

“Citiview gave me the skills I needed and helped me find my first job. It gave me confidence, friends, and people to relate to at a time when I thought I was alone. Transitional Employment gives people a sense of purpose because they can do something productive. It was the

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Irene Morales – Careers in Retail

Program: Careers in Retail Irene was earning $10 as a Production Worker at our Chelsea boutique when she joined our Careers in Retail program in September 2015. She did well in class from the beginning and stood out from the rest throughout the training. Irene showed potential to succeed and

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Adrian – Bridges to Success

Program: Bridges to Success Adrian is a friendly 22 year old young man who came to us after graduating from high school in 2015. He joined our Bridges to Success program because he wanted to get a job and become independent. His desire to make a life of his own

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Anthony – Bridges to Success/Next Steps

Program: Bridges to Success/Next Steps Anthony is a 24-year-old creative man diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder who enjoys writing songs and producing beats. But he knew he needed to attend college to have something to fall back, so he took Psychology, Computer Technology, Health, Business and Japanese literature courses at