Program Participant Stories

Meet Caitlin Garner

Caitlin Garner was referred to Goodwill of North Georgia by Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation in early 2017. She participated in job readiness training and received job placement support to help her
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Meet Kayla Washington

Fulton County resident Kayla Washington came to Goodwill in July 2020 with an interest in obtaining full-time employment. At twenty years old, she felt it was time pursue a career
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Success Story | Meet Marcus

It’s been nearly 18 months since Marcus Collins first came to Goodwill. Although he graduated in 2016 from Mundy’s Mill High School in Jonesboro, he felt that the technical training
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Success Story: Meet Gary

Vietnam veteran Gary Lucas enjoyed his life in Florida. The sunshine state allowed him to spend time on its beautiful beaches when he wasn’t working on his home improvement business
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Success Story: Zion Ellis

This Way Ahead Intern Zion Ellis always wanted to work in retail, so when his high school guidance counselor told him about the This Way Ahead program, he knew it
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Success Story: Krystle Ives

A Second Chance Krystle Ives grew up in the restaurant business, working in her family’s New Orleans soul food establishment from the time she was a young child. Like many
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Taneisha Brooks, GoodBiz program graduate

Success Story: Taneisha Brooks

Entrepreneur at Heart An entrepreneur at heart with a go-getter spirit, Taneshia Brooks was determined to become her own boss one day. Unsure of where to start, but confident in
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Highway construction graduate works as a MARTA bus driver

Success Story: Alva Washington

The Road to Success For many job seekers who have experienced Goodwill’s services, stepping in the door of one of our 13 career centers is one of the biggest steps
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Success Story: Curtis Sigur

While serving for four years in the Air Force as an aircrew life support specialist, Curtis Sigur was responsible for ensuring that all flight and safety equipment was in perfect
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