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  • Danielle Singleton - Real Jobs. Real Change. - Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries
    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 Danielle Singleton Real Jobs Real Change Danielle Singleton Real Jobs Real Change When Danielle Singleton came to Boston Career Link she had been unemployed for almost two years A military veteran and single mother with two young children she was very concerned about how she was going to make ends meet I had to find a job Danielle said My situation wasn t good Boston Career Link is the one stop career center operated by Goodwill In recent years it has been enhancing its services to veterans and now has a veteran representative to help with their career needs He gave me hope Danielle said of Mark Bryson the veteran representative I wanted to work in the medical field but when that wasn t working he encouraged me to look elsewhere and helped me find the right things Danielle is now an office support specialist for the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and tributes much of her current situation to Mark and the services she received at Boston Career Link Things really worked out much better for me Danielle said This job pays better than what I would have found in the medical field I was going nowhere until I came to the career center but working with Mark really paid off Press Release Archive 2015 Press Release Archive 2014 Press Release Archive 2013 Press Release Archive 2012 Press Release Archive 2011 Press Release Archive 2010 Press Release Archive 2009 Press Release Archive Keith Mennino

    Original URL path: http://www.goodwillmass.org/2014-press-release-archive/35-success-stories/545-danielle-singleton-real-jobs-real-change.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 Press Release Archive 2015 Press Release Archive 2014 Press Release Archive 2013 Press Release Archive 2012 Press Release Archive 2011 Press Release Archive 2010 Press Release

    Original URL path: http://www.goodwillmass.org/2014-press-release-archive/35-success-stories/458-jonathan-johnson-i-will-work.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Eric Chouinard - Real Jobs. Real Change. - Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries
    Jobs Real Change Visitors 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

    Original URL path: http://www.goodwillmass.org/2014-press-release-archive/35-success-stories/75-eric-chouinard-finding-a-museum-quality-connection.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Rose Displays - Real Jobs. Real Change. - Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries
    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 Rose Displays Real Jobs Real Change Rose Displays Real Jobs Real Change Jenika Woodbury loves coming to work at Rose Displays in Salem She can do something she likes interact with her colleagues and work on her goal of someday working in the food service industry Jenika is part of Goodwill s Employment Supports Program which works with individuals who have disabilities In Salem the participants work in mobile crews that go onsite to employer partners places of business This works well for the companies and creates an integrated work environment for the participants Dean Rubin CEO of Rose Displays loves having Jenika and the other Goodwill participants there where they perform light assembly projects We are delighted to have Goodwill here said Dean whose company helps retailers meet their visual communications goals with its sign hanging and interactive products They provide a valuable service that is critical to the completion of our product Goodwill and Rose Displays have worked together for 10 years For Dean the partnership makes sense from a business perspective but also for its community value Being able to work gives everyone a strong sense of self worth Dean said Don t we all need that We re helping people help themselves by working and I think that s very important You will get no argument from Jenika Press Release Archive 2015 Press Release Archive 2014 Press Release Archive 2013 Press Release Archive 2012 Press Release Archive 2011 Press Release Archive 2010 Press Release Archive

    Original URL path: http://www.goodwillmass.org/2014-press-release-archive/35-success-stories/546-rose-displays-real-jobs-real-change.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Patrick Giblin - Real Jobs. Real Change. - Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries
    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 a difference in

    Original URL path: http://www.goodwillmass.org/2014-press-release-archive/35-success-stories/543-patrick-giblin-real-jobs-real-change.html (2016-02-09)
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  • North Suffolk Mental Health Association - Real Jobs. Real Change. - Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries
    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 Press Release Archive 2015 Press Release Archive 2014 Press Release Archive 2013 Press Release Archive 2012 Press Release Archive 2011 Press Release Archive 2010 Press Release Archive 2009 Press Release Archive Jonathan Johnson Real Jobs Real Change There is no bigger

    Original URL path: http://www.goodwillmass.org/2014-press-release-archive/35-success-stories/460-north-suffolk-mental-health-association-i-will-hire.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Rose Displays - Real Jobs. Real Change. - Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries
    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 Rose Displays Real Jobs Real Change Rose Displays Real Jobs Real Change Jenika Woodbury loves coming to work at Rose Displays in Salem She can do something she likes interact with her colleagues and work on her goal of someday working in the food service industry Jenika is part of Goodwill s Employment Supports Program which works with individuals who have disabilities In Salem the participants work in mobile crews that go onsite to employer partners places of business This works well for the companies and creates an integrated work environment for the participants Dean Rubin CEO of Rose Displays loves having Jenika and the other Goodwill participants there where they perform light assembly projects We are delighted to have Goodwill here said Dean whose company helps retailers meet their visual communications goals with its sign hanging and interactive products They provide a valuable service that is critical to the completion of our product Goodwill and Rose Displays have worked together for 10 years For Dean the partnership makes sense from a business perspective but also for its community value Being able to work gives everyone a strong sense of self worth Dean said Don t we all need that We re helping people help themselves by working and I think that s very important You will get no argument from Jenika Press Release Archive 2015 Press Release Archive 2014 Press Release Archive 2013 Press Release Archive 2012 Press Release Archive 2011 Press Release Archive 2010 Press Release

    Original URL path: http://www.goodwillmass.org/2013-press-release-archive/35-success-stories/546-rose-displays-real-jobs-real-change.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Karla Santos - Goodwill's Youth Initiative - Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries
    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 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 Press Release Archive 2015 Press Release Archive 2014 Press Release Archive 2013 Press Release Archive 2012 Press Release Archive 2011 Press Release

    Original URL path: http://www.goodwillmass.org/2013-press-release-archive/35-success-stories/366-zyderrious-graddy-i-will-aspire.html (2016-02-09)
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