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  • Keith Mennino – Real Jobs. Real Change. - Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries
    Jobs Clothing Collaborative for Job Trainees Services for Individuals with Disabilities Ability One Goodwill s Youth Initiative Business Services Job and Career Fairs Onsite Recruitment Community Based Employment Business Advisory Council Volunteer Opportunities Business Partners Careers at Goodwill Search Our Careers News Press Releases Publications Events Newsletter Sign up Videos Media Archive Photo Gallery Keith Mennino Real Jobs Real Change Keith Mennino Real Jobs Real Change Keith Mennino came to Goodwill with the goal of becoming self sufficient To him that meant working enough hours and earning enough money that he would not have to rely on Social Security disability payments to make ends meet Keith joined Goodwill s AbilityOne program and after just ten months he no longer needed Social Security benefits AbilityOne is a federal initiative to help people with disabilities find employment working for nonprofit organizations that provide services to the U S government Keith who works at a federal site in Fitchburg was able to move out of his father s home and into his own apartment News Archive 2015 News Archive 2014 News Archive 2013 News Archive 2012 News Archive 2011 News Archive 2010 News Archive 2009 News Archive Karla Santos Goodwill s Youth Initiative

    Original URL path: http://www.goodwillmass.org/news-archive-2012/35-success-stories/457-keith-mennino-i-will-work.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Jonathan Johnson – Real Jobs. Real Change. - Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries
    Job and Career Fairs Onsite Recruitment Community Based Employment Business Advisory Council Volunteer Opportunities Business Partners Careers at Goodwill Search Our Careers News Press Releases Publications Events Newsletter Sign up Videos Media Archive Photo Gallery Jonathan Johnson Real Jobs Real Change Jonathan Johnson Real Jobs Real Change There is no bigger Boston sports fan than Jonathan Johnson That means donors at Goodwill s attended donation center in Peabody where Jonathan works as an attendant can also chat a bit about the Red Sox s latest trade or the Patriots best comeback I like talking about sports said Jonathan who first came to Goodwill through its School to Work program while he was attending Lynn English High School The School to Work program provides job exploration and hands on experiences to special needs high school students who wish to explore vocational opportunities in their communities After working as a baker s assistant and in several other positions Jonathan returned to Goodwill for more training and was hired at the Peabody donation center when it opened News Archive 2015 News Archive 2014 News Archive 2013 News Archive 2012 News Archive 2011 News Archive 2010 News Archive 2009 News Archive Rose Displays Real

    Original URL path: http://www.goodwillmass.org/news-archive-2012/35-success-stories/458-jonathan-johnson-i-will-work.html (2016-02-09)
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  • North Suffolk Mental Health Association - Real Jobs. Real Change. - Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries
    Donate Movement Dell Reconnect Programs Job Training and Placement Services Career Services Boston Career Link Beyond Jobs Clothing Collaborative for Job Trainees Services for Individuals with Disabilities Ability One Goodwill s Youth Initiative Business Services Job and Career Fairs Onsite Recruitment Community Based Employment Business Advisory Council Volunteer Opportunities Business Partners Careers at Goodwill Search Our Careers News Press Releases Publications Events Newsletter Sign up Videos Media Archive Photo Gallery North Suffolk Mental Health Association Real Jobs Real Change North Suffolk Mental Health Association Real Jobs Real Change Goodwill is about connecting qualified job seekers with employers Perhaps no company embodies that partnership better than North Suffolk Mental Health Association Since 2012 the company has hired 17 graduates from Goodwill s Human Services Employment Ladder Program or HELP which prepares students to work in human services There is a need for qualified candidates said Anthony Morgera director of human resources at North Suffolk Mental Health Association Goodwill gives the students the technical skills they need to do this type of work One such person is Selena Reid who was referred to the HELP program by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Selena had recently had heart surgery and had been unemployed for months when she came to Goodwill Selena completed the HELP program and interviewed at North Suffolk Mental Health Association where she was hired as a residential counselor right after completing the eight week program I wanted to find something permanent where I could help people Selena said Taking a job at North Suffolk has turned out to be one of my best decisions News Archive 2015 News Archive 2014 News Archive 2013 News Archive 2012 News Archive 2011 News Archive 2010 News Archive 2009 News Archive Danilda Encarnacion Real Jobs Real Change Danilda Encarnacion and Lenox Martell Inc are a

    Original URL path: http://www.goodwillmass.org/news-archive-2012/35-success-stories/460-north-suffolk-mental-health-association-i-will-hire.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Eric Chouinard - Real Jobs. Real Change. - Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries
    to the Peabody Essex Museum PEM in Salem see exhibitions and collections that include Native American artifacts fashions of Iris Apfel photographs by Valerie Belin and paintings from India What they don t see is dust fingerprints or smears That s because the museum hired an enthusiastic high school student named Eric Chouinard as a member of their maintenance and janitorial team The story of Eric s job at PEM began when Eric enrolled in the Goodwill School to Work program in conjunction with Salem High School For the entire school year Eric came twice a week to Goodwill s job training center in Salem and learned about careers and interviewing skills When he heard about an internship opening at PEM he applied along with nearly 300 other students But it was Eric who got the call I wasn t scared at all said Eric The mock interviews I had at Goodwill really helped prepare me And I feel comfortable talking to people anyway Eric s positive attitude and enthusiasm for work won him the internship on his first and only interview He was quickly noticed by Robert Monk the director of facilities and security Eric had excellent references and that was important because janitorial and maintenance work in a museum is different We are very particular about who we employ and train said Monk But Eric won us over immediately with his terrific attitude and great work ethic When Eric s internship ended the museum hired him as a regular employee I never had a real paying job before and I felt really excited and grown up Eric recalled I work there five days a week and I love the work I vacuum the carpets stack the chairs wash the windows and glass doors and keep the bathrooms clean

    Original URL path: http://www.goodwillmass.org/news-archive-2012/35-success-stories/75-eric-chouinard-finding-a-museum-quality-connection.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Karla Santos - Goodwill's Youth Initiative - Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries
    Initiative Business Services Job and Career Fairs Onsite Recruitment Community Based Employment Business Advisory Council Volunteer Opportunities Business Partners Careers at Goodwill Search Our Careers News Press Releases Publications Events Newsletter Sign up Videos Media Archive Photo Gallery Karla Santos Goodwill s Youth Initiative Karla Santos Goodwill s Youth Initiative Like many teenagers Karla Santos has had her moments where she has struggled in school and with her classmates Yet the teenager is determined to turn things around and is getting better grades at school and getting along better with her peers Her teachers at the Lilla G Frederick Pilot School in Dorchester have noticed Karla credits her turnaround to the mentoring help she gets at Goodwill s Youth Initiative where she is active in the after school academy as well as the mentoring program Her goal now is to become a peer leader in Goodwill s youth program so she can serve as an example to other young people who are facing challenges as she has News Archive 2015 News Archive 2014 News Archive 2013 News Archive 2012 News Archive 2011 News Archive 2010 News Archive 2009 News Archive Danielle Singleton Real Jobs Real Change When Danielle Singleton came

    Original URL path: http://www.goodwillmass.org/news-archive-2012/35-success-stories/366-zyderrious-graddy-i-will-aspire.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Keith Mennino – Real Jobs. Real Change. - Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries
    Services Boston Career Link Beyond Jobs Clothing Collaborative for Job Trainees Services for Individuals with Disabilities Ability One Goodwill s Youth Initiative Business Services Job and Career Fairs Onsite Recruitment Community Based Employment Business Advisory Council Volunteer Opportunities Business Partners Careers at Goodwill Search Our Careers News Press Releases Publications Events Newsletter Sign up Videos Media Archive Photo Gallery Keith Mennino Real Jobs Real Change Keith Mennino Real Jobs Real Change Keith Mennino came to Goodwill with the goal of becoming self sufficient To him that meant working enough hours and earning enough money that he would not have to rely on Social Security disability payments to make ends meet Keith joined Goodwill s AbilityOne program and after just ten months he no longer needed Social Security benefits AbilityOne is a federal initiative to help people with disabilities find employment working for nonprofit organizations that provide services to the U S government Keith who works at a federal site in Fitchburg was able to move out of his father s home and into his own apartment News Archive 2015 News Archive 2014 News Archive 2013 News Archive 2012 News Archive 2011 News Archive 2010 News Archive 2009 News Archive Goodwill

    Original URL path: http://www.goodwillmass.org/news-archive-2011/35-success-stories/457-keith-mennino-i-will-work.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Danilda Encarnacion - Real Jobs. Real Change. - Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries
    Jobs Clothing Collaborative for Job Trainees Services for Individuals with Disabilities Ability One Goodwill s Youth Initiative Business Services Job and Career Fairs Onsite Recruitment Community Based Employment Business Advisory Council Volunteer Opportunities Business Partners Careers at Goodwill Search Our Careers News Press Releases Publications Events Newsletter Sign up Videos Media Archive Photo Gallery Danilda Encarnacion Real Jobs Real Change Danilda Encarnacion Real Jobs Real Change Danilda Encarnacion and Lenox Martell Inc are a perfect fit The single mother had recently been laid off when she came to Boston Career Link looking for a position that would be fulfilling and give her some schedule flexibility to raise her young son Working with a Boston Career Link advisor she got connected to Lenox Martell a Jamaica Plain soda and refrigeration equipment service company where she now works as an administrative assistant This is a great job Danilda says It s flexible it s been a real blessing News Archive 2015 News Archive 2014 News Archive 2013 News Archive 2012 News Archive 2011 News Archive 2010 News Archive 2009 News Archive Rose Displays Real Jobs Real Change Jenika Woodbury loves coming to work at Rose Displays in Salem She can do something

    Original URL path: http://www.goodwillmass.org/news-archive-2011/35-success-stories/456-danilda-encarnacion-i-will-work.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Patrick Giblin - Real Jobs. Real Change. - Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries
    Advisory Council Volunteer Opportunities Business Partners Careers at Goodwill Search Our Careers News Press Releases Publications Events Newsletter Sign up Videos Media Archive Photo Gallery Patrick Giblin Real Jobs Real Change Patrick Giblin Real Jobs Real Change Goodwill s human services training program made a difference in Patrick Giblin s life And now he is making a difference in the lives of others When Patrick moved to Boston from Ohio in 2012 he was unemployed and a little lost by his own telling He had attended a Jesuit high school where community service was held in high regard and he wanted to help others but he wasn t quite sure how to do it and he needed a job From a friend who works at Boston Medical Center he heard about Goodwill s Human Services Employment Ladder Program or HELP I thought this might be the right program for me he said It was Patrick completed the two month program in February 2014 and not long thereafter was hired as a vocational counselor at MABWorks a community based day program operated by MAB Community Services a non profit that serves the visually impaired as well as individuals with brain injuries and developmental disabilities It is one of nearly a dozen employers that partners with Goodwill s HELP program Mary Moylan the director of day services at MAB Works said Patrick was a good fit for their organization and a natural at helping others In fact Patrick was promoted to assistant program manager not long after he started at MAB Works This has been a smooth transition for me Patrick said I wanted to work in human services and when I came to MAB I really fell in love with the energy and the vibe It feels good to be making

    Original URL path: http://www.goodwillmass.org/news-archive-2011/35-success-stories/543-patrick-giblin-real-jobs-real-change.html (2016-02-09)
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