Behind every success story is a rocky first start or a radical change of direction. Learn how real Goodwill clients overcame difficult personal circumstances—including lack of education, language barriers, disabilities and homelessness—to launch fulfilling careers

Success Story: Derrick

Demonstrating strong interpersonal and soft skills is beneficial to finding and maintaining employment, and lacking these skills can prevent someone …

Success Story: Jordon

Jordon – having earned his Eagle Scout, high school diploma, and a college certificate – had the qualifications to get the jobs he applied for but lacked the confidence and interview skills needed to articulate his qualifications. These interpersonal hurdles prevented Jordon from ever getting job offers.

Success Story: Shontel

“I was already attending classes at Central Piedmont Community College when I decided to try Goodwill’s Career Leadership Academy for Youth (CLAY). CLAY helped me to be brave and confident in my abilities.”