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Meet Eric Harris

In July 2020, Eric Harris, a resident of Fulton County, sought help from Goodwill’s Old National Career Center. Having experienced a few difficult years that included incarceration, Eric wanted to…

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Meet Tiffany Crenshaw

Meet Tiffany Crenshaw

Gainesville resident Tiffany Crenshaw came to Goodwill’s Oakwood Career Center in November 2021 after seeing a flyer advertising the welding training program. At 29 years old, this single mother needed…

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Meet Antanell Jones

Antanell Jones, a resident of Decatur, has visited Goodwill’s South DeKalb Career Center twice before to seek assistance with job searches. After losing her job during the pandemic, she returned…

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Jordan Douglas

Meet Jordan Douglas

Looking for a positive change and new opportunities, Jordan Douglas walked into the doors of the Smyrna Goodwill Career Center, hoping to receive career assistance. Upon his arrival, he met…

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Mia Hooks

Meet Mia Hooks

As a former stay-at-home mom, Mia enjoyed finding good deals on items for her household and liked to thrift shop at Goodwill. Little did she know that she would soon…

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Micah Young

Meet Micah Young

 At 23 years old, Micah Young has demonstrated that she’s a hard worker. She’s had retail jobs at Ingles and Walmart, and obtained warehouse experience working at Chico’s. She was…

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Diego Hernandez-Millan

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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Shaki Shamburger

Meet Shaki Shamburger 

Jonesboro resident Shaki Shamburger came to Goodwill’s Stockbridge Career Center in May 2022, looking for a summer job to help him earn some money before leaving for Middle Georgia State…

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Gary Ford

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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Nitaya Robeson-El

Meet Nitaya Robeson-El

Twenty-three-year-old Nitaya Robeson-El, a lifelong resident of Hampton, GA, turned to Goodwill of North Georgia in July 2021 after learning about our programs from a friend. Nitaya was employed but…

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