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Meet Xavier Wright

Xavier Wright, a native of Elberton, joined the Army after completing high school. After serving in the Army, he settled in Athens in 2016 and began searching for job opportunities…

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Meet Melanie Rust

At the beginning of January 2022, Melanie Rust walked into the Goodwill Career Center in Oakwood. Her Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) counselor, Corin Morgan, referred her for Job Readiness…

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Meet Alisa Rivera

Alisa Rivera is originally from Buffalo, NY, but she and her family moved to Charlotte, NC, in 2006 for better career opportunities. In Charlotte, she discovered the career services offered…

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Meet Vashanun Powell

In late June 2021, Vashanun Powell, a resident of Austell, was actively searching for new job opportunities. Having recently moved from South Carolina to be closer to his hometown of…

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Meet Khadija Harris

Khadija Harris left her hometown in Florida five years ago to find better employment opportunities in Georgia. After settling in Ellijay, she landed a job at a call center. Later,…

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Meet Darnell Champion

Darnell Champion dreamed of becoming a basketball player as a young boy in Greensboro, Georgia. However, after moving to Atlanta, he found himself living on the streets and surrounded by…

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Meet Lisa Edwards

In early November 2021, Lisa Edwards was visiting Goodwill’s Smyrna store when Career Coach Glossie Echols greeted her in the lobby. This turned out to be a serendipitous encounter, as…

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Meet Verna Le Fleur

Right before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Lilburn resident Verna Le Fleur completed her early childhood education specialist degree at Gwinnett Technical College. A seasoned educator, she was excited about incorporating…

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Meet Oletha Fraser

Oletha Fraser moved from Florida to Georgia, hoping to create a better life for herself. Though she had an associate degree in science and worked in the medical field, Oletha…

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Meet Dominique Macklin

Meet Dominique Macklin Dominique Macklin, a Kennesaw resident and single mom, worked as an associate at a temporary staffing agency while also studying logistics at Chattahoochee Tech.On the path to…

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