Jesus Rodriguez was a taxi driver before the pandemic hit,, but lack of work forced him to applied for public assistance and become a stay-at-home dad. But Tragedy had literally hit home earlier; fire consumed his home and he lost everything. His wife worked to support the family while he sought a stable job.
Olive Zachowski had been on and off public assistance for about 3 years before joining Bridge To Tech. Her background was in theatrical carpentry and other odd jobs working with her hands, but when theatres closed due to the pandemic, she found it difficult to find employment. Olive came to Goodwill NYNJ on February 20, 2020. During the pandemic she stayed engaged with her follow up specialist and attending weekly Zoom workshops.
Larry Thompson, an African American single Newark resident in his early sixties, had served our country proudly as an Army Cannon Crewman.
Sharon Cooper is a 33-year-old Richmond Hill, Queens, resident with an intellectual disability and speech impediment. She lives on her own in an Individual Residential Alternative (IRA) in Queens.
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