Success Stories

Meet Terance Stewart

In September 2020, Terance Stewart was referred to Goodwill’s Oakwood Career Center by his GVRA counselor. Working with Case Manager Alex Balla, Terance completed the Work Evaluation program. During this
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Meet Jerome Rosado

Canton resident Jerome Rosado first came to Goodwill’s Woodstock Career Center in May 2016. At that time, he was 19 years old and preparing to graduate from Kennesaw High School,
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Meet Jayana Simmons

Athens resident Jayana Simmons learned about the This Way ONward internship opportunity after her mother attending a hiring event hosted by Goodwill’s Athens Career Center. She was excited to learn
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Meet Bethany Rex

In May 2020, Palmetto resident Bethany Rex was referred to Goodwill of North Georgia’s Old National Career Center by the Fulton County Accountability Court. The 37-year-old reported that she was
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Meet Octavious Williams

Cobb County native Octavious Williams had long been interested in fitness, earning an exercise physiology degree from Valdosta State University. He planned to become a clinical exercise physiologist, but after
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Meet Gary Ford

Gary Ford came to Goodwill’s Smyrna Career Center in July 2021, interested in the welding program. At the time, Gary was working at Chick-fil-A, but at 28 years old, he
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Meet Darryl Lattimore

A native of Metro New York, Darryl Lattimore moved to the Athens area in 2013. Recently married and in search of a better quality of life, his sister had been
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Meet Christina Black

In Spring 2021, twenty-year-old Christina B. was looking for her first job.  A 2019 graduate of Mundy Mill High School, Christina had taken time to get her life in order
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Meet Harlie Painter

Harlie Painter came to Goodwill in March 2021, two months before her 21st birthday. She was interested in enrolling in the forklift training program. The program would not start until
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