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Dunstan Wallace – Bridge to Tech Program

Dunstan Wallace, a single Black Bronx resident in his forties, had tried many jobs, but had not found the right career fit. He had worked as Maintenance and Operation Specialist with the City, but lost his job in 2022 during the pandemic. Then he ventured into the hospitality industry. He

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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

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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

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Tamika Wilson Supported Employment Program (SEMP)

Tamika Wilson came to Goodwill after losing her job in February 2022. The Brooklyn woman in her thirties had an intellectual disability diagnosis and her only work experience included the janitorial work she had done in her previous job for five years. Needless to say, this was a difficult time

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Andrew Isaacs – Bridge to Technology program

Andrew Isaacs grew up in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Andrew was approaching age forty when he joined Goodwill in 2021, but he had not yet found a career fit. He had done clerical work and had worked as a personal shopper for Amazon. He had obtained his GED

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Edwin Ayuso – Bridge to Technology program

Edwin Ayuso, a Brooklyn resident in his forties, joined our Bridge to Technology program in January 2022 seeking a career change. He had worked in the health services sector as certified nursing assistant and later as on-call coordinator. Previous legal issues caused him anxiety and he felt trapped thinking he