Goodwill Industries Of Central Arizona

Rating: 3.62 stars   34 reviews

Issues: Job Training, Human Services

Location: 2626 W Beryl Ave Phoenix AZ 85021 USA

Mission: Goodwill of Central Arizona''s commitment is to connect central Arizonans experiencing vocational barriers to gainful employment opportunities so that they may gain sustainability through the power of work. By providing the necessary tools, such as job skills training, education and basic needs to people with disabilities and disadvantaging conditions, these individuals are able to prepare for and find employment and contribute to our economy. We are a nationally recognized leader in empowering people through job training and employment services so that people may achieve their highest level of personal and economic independence. We provide an environment for people to believe they can succeed, achieve goals, develop skills and change the barriers they face every day.
Programs: Goodwill of Central Arizona is dedicated to promoting change within the community through the power of work. Goodwill operates over 36 social services programs and a publicly funded charter high school as part of our Service Initiative. The programs range from intensive case management and job skills training programs to Career Center services at multiple locations throughout our territory. The Service Initiative provides services to at-risk youth; disadvantaged adults; people with disabilities; and seniors returning to the work force. Program offerings include: conveniently located Career Centers; Workforce Investment Act (WIA) services; Vocational Rehabilitation programs; computer skills training; and customized job skills training. In addition, Goodwill performs janitorial and landscaping services through state and federal set-aside contracts and is a NISH agency. The Retail Initiative generates funds from the thrift store operations to support the mission of Goodwill. Ninety cents of every dollar raised by Goodwill of Central Arizona is used to fund services throughout central Arizona.
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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

my opinion of Goodwill INdustries of Central Arizona is so very high. I am pleased to live in Arizona - where Goodwill is such a large positive influence in the community. Goodwill Industries hosts job fairs & positions within. I shop regularly at the Goodwill Stores, where good quality merchandise never ceases to amaze me. They are clean & good value for the money. thank you. n.grisham

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

Incredible in the community involvement.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

just make this organization more successful.

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

Great personnel..

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

Great personnel

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

expand on already supurb organization.

Ways to make it better...

all good..

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

a stigma -- when a store opens, the community not wanting it locally.. shame on them. I would have a store at my corner & be very pleased.

One thing I'd also say is that...

do everything & more..!

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One time

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Goodwill is an EXCELLENT organization that is much more than donations and stores. Goodwill uses their funds to help put people to work.

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

meeting people face-to-face who receive help from Goodwill. It's an experience you'll never forget.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

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