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Negeria Tremmel

Meet Negeria Trammel

In October 2020, Negeria Trammel walked into Goodwill of North Georgia’s Cartersville Career Center wanting to learn more about the agency’s services. She needed employment and also wanted to explore…

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Seth Ingmire

Meet Seth Ingmire

After a frustrating few years of inconsistent employment, Seth was feeling defeated. He wanted a job but it just seemed like things never worked out. When Seth was referred to…

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ponchellis jackson

Meet Ponchellis Jackson

After being laid off from a job in Chemistry due to the pandemic, Ponchellis used this as a sign that it was time for him to pursue a new career…

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brandon beckman

Meet Brandon Beckman

After finishing high school, Brandon was feeling stuck. He was motivated to work but struggled to find a job that kept his interest. As a result, he bounced around to…

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radhika tripurani

Meet Radhika Tripurani

Radhika spent many years working in the marketing department of a small, local travel firm. During the pandemic, travel traffic demand drastically declined. Like many others, this resulted in Radhika…

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joshua ellis

Meet Joshua Ellis

Joshua, a high-school junior, initially visited Goodwill due to his interest in the Welding Program.  While excited for the welding program, Joshua’s mother and Goodwill Training Manager thought that participating…

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Meet Elida Cortes

In June 2021, Elida Cortes was referred to Goodwill’s Decatur Career Center by her Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) counselor. At 32-years-old, Elida had never worked before and was eager…

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Meet David Weekley

David Weekley’s experience with Goodwill of North Georgia dates back to his teenage years, when the agency was located on Glenwood Avenue in Atlanta. While in high school, he participated…

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Meet Maxon Smith

In April 2021, Maxson Smith’s Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation  Agency (GVRA) counselor referred him to Goodwill’s Woodstock Career Center. At 22 years old, he wanted to overcome his challenges and join…

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Meet Marilyn Williams

A native of the Caribbean island of Jamaica, Marilyn Williams was captured by fashion and design at the tender age of eight. Hailing from a long line of seamstresses and…

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