Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, Inc.

Rating: 4.85 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Job Training, Human Services

Location: 800 W 70th St Shreveport LA 71106 USA

Mission: Founded in 1902 by Rev. Edgar Helms, Goodwill Industries'' primary mission is to place people in productive and competitive jobs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Over the past several years, I have worked with Goodwill and found that they are an excellent community resource. Their staff members not only provide great services that help mainstream their clients back to becoming productive members of community, their staff also provides support for numerous other community nonprofit and for profit organizations.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their staff's willingness to participate in a variety of ways to help improve the lives of citizens in our community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

My experience with Goodwill is rather unusual. I am working with another nonprofit in the area and we are in the process of working towards certification through a state program of excellence. We have turned to Goodwill Industries of No Louisiana as a model and mentor. The incredible lengths the staff and board have gone through to establish thoughtful and well written policies is commendable. They have also thoroughly researched and established clear and concise written procedures for their operations. I cannot think of another organization that would be more deserving of my own personal funds and I would highly recommend them to any potential donor based on Goodwill's outstanding management of funds.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely professional and standouts in an environment of organizations (nonprofits) that don't always have true written policies and procedures which are not only established but also followed.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have worked with Goodwill for several years now. They are a very professional organization. They are very dedicated to their misson. Goodwill is there when you need them, and has helped numerous individuals make a transition into the communituy.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Helping to organize the area reentry coilition meetings. Providing their services to offenders reentering society.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their willingness to do whatever they can do to help the people of their community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very dedicated, motivated, and professional.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

branch out into more services that are needed to help people make positive changes in their lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I am an area employer that has worked with Goodwill by hiring one of their clients. They were there for the client and me every step of the way. I hope that more employers would choose to hire from Goodwill.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

REALLY create positive change for the community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-7-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Goodwill Industries of Northwest Louisiana is a great organization that provides outstanding service and assistance to our community. They have helped so many people in need.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

times of crises during disaster relief. The staff is very professional and well prepared to handle emergency situations. I am very impressed with the professionalism and willingness of staff.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I am a board member and have seen the results of Goodwill's efforts on many occasions. It is interesting to see the amount of assistance and effort that this agency puts into the client's life. There is a lot of caring going on here.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the lives of many, many more people in NW Louisiana but providing more job finding assistance. The staff looks for all the resources it can in order to assist more folks. What a great method they use to help. Jobs for people! What more???

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I have worked as a grant writer for Goodwill of North Louisiana, and was impressed by their professionalism, positive attitude, their array of programs to help the unemployed, disabled, prisoners returning to society, and at-risk youth, and their collaboration with numerous other agencies in our community.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that Goodwill teaches people how to fish, it does not just hand them a fish.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

positive, forward-thinking, and looking for ways to expand and improve their programs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Goodwill was excellent in helping me find a employee who was fast, friendly, and caught on quick. I will definitely use them in the future.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

hiring one of their clients to work in my business.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Goodwill Industries of North Louisian, Inc. has partnered with the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce numerous times, most notably in the areas of Workforce and Economic Development. Inasmuch as we both cover the same geographic areas, this is a critical alliance. We worked very closely with them in the "Making Work Work" project funded by a grant from the Hitachi Foundation. That agency is always in the forefront in planning and presenting job fairs for the region. Also, their involvement in creating jobs for the local communities is a huge asset.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Workforce Development

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Accessibility of all personnel, as needed.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Knowledgeable, concerned, disciplined, easy to work with

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help put N. Louisiana on a very strong footing economically through already established alliances and programs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I am the Homeless Services Director for Centerpoint Community Services in Shreveport, LA. Our agency works closely with Goodwill Industries, utilizing there job training services for our clients. The agency is also active with re-entry in our area and I work closely with the Manager of Workforce Dev on the Steering Committee for re-entry (monthly meetings). The services provided by Goodwill are vital to many of the agencies in our region. Goodwill is truly one of the great nonprofits.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their willingness to partner with other agencies in providing job training. They are also active in other areas that are presented by the clients they serve.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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