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Stephanie Santana – Personalized Recovery Oriented Services

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

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

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

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


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

Impact Stories

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


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


Crain’s article spotlights our Bridge to Tech program

Crain’s New York Business, a publication that provides analysis and opinion on how to navigate New York’s business and political landscape, featured our Bridge to Tech program in its  August 2 “Employers bet hiring for skills, not degrees, could level the playing field” article. Crain’s reporter Cara Eisenpress interview Dominique