Success Stories

Meet Albert Holliday II

Although he wasn’t born in Georgia, Albert Holliday II has spent enough time in the Peach State to consider himself a native. A graduate of Houston County High School, his
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Meet Diego Hernandez-Millan

A native of Puerto Rico, Diego Hernandez-Millan spent much of his childhood living in Pennsylvania before his family relocated to Georgia in search of better educational opportunities. His parents and
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Meet Marva Conner

Gwinnett County resident Marva Conner was referred to Goodwill’s Pleasant Hill Career Center in March 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Her GVRA counselor believed that one of Goodwill’s training programs
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Meet Quandarious Brinkley

From a jobless 18-year-old father to a thriving career. “In 2010, I walked into the South DeKalb Goodwill Career Center as a jobless 18-year-old father,” shares Quandarious Brinkley. Those fateful
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Meet DeShauna Davis

Sandy Springs resident DeShauna Davis came to Goodwill’s Pleasant Hill Career Center in February 2020. She had seen opportunities with amazon advertised and was excited about the possibility of re-joining
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Meet Cassy Summers

Gainesville resident Cassy Summers came to Goodwill’s Oakwood Career Center in early February 2021. During her intake interview, she expressed a desire to work in traditionally male-dominated fields such as
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Meet Daisy Latimore

Daisy Latimore came to Goodwill in 2001, seeking to expand her gift basket business into chocolate confections. A graduate of GoodBIZ, she built The Chocolate Box from a cart to
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Meet April Dean Hunter

Although her educational background is in the arts, April Dean Hunter always had a passion for science fiction and artificial intelligence, especially for what the latter makes possible. During her
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Meet Veronica Lightburn

Working as a customer service representative, Veronica spent her days talking to clients and assisting them over the phone. While she enjoyed her job, she dreamed of branching out into
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Meet Alex Soto

In Spring 2019, Athens native Alex Soto was in his junior year at Cedar Shoals High School when a classmate shared information about the This Way Onward program and the
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