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When Daris Glisson, a 45-year-old African-American Clason Point resident, joined our Jobs Plus program in 2016, he was unemployed and had no clear career direction. At Jobs Plus, Daris obtained his OSHA Certification, received job readiness training, interview and resume preparation assistance, and job and career advancement referrals.
Timothy Santiago, a 29-year-old Bronx resident with Autism Syndrome Disorder (ASD), joined our Advance program because he wanted to get a job as a Math tutor and work near home. Math was his favorite subject in school, was fascinated with problem solving and works on math problems everyday even today, and had worked as assistant to his Math college professor. Timothy has a High School Diploma, but he did not graduate from college.
As part of the nonprofit sector, Goodwill NYNJ has played and will continue to play an integral role in the economic recovery of our region. The Goodwill philosophy of retail thrift stores funding human services for the community is as important today than 106 years ago when Goodwill NYNJ was founded in Brooklyn.
The Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries® of Greater NY and Northern NJ approved the appointment of Donald G. Huber as new Board Chair and Douglas A. Hand as Vice Chair at the end of the fiscal year last June and they have assumed their responsibilities
Goodwill NYNJ marked National Direct Support Professional(DSP) Week September 12-18, 2021 to recognize the dedicated, innovative professionals who every day provide supports to ensure that people with disabilities have every opportunity to live a fulfilling life. At Goodwill NYNJ, DSPs include Job Coaches, Job Developers, Case Managers, and others who drive our mission of empowering individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work.
Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ (Goodwill NYNJ) will end an important chapter in its history as the nonprofit organization closes its Astoria headquarters and moves to a new facility in downtown Brooklyn. Effective May 1, 2021, the official address of Goodwill NYNJ will be 25 Elm Place, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201.