News & Events

Goodwill NYNJ Staff Mentors CUNY Team to Win $10k 2nd Prize!

Goodwill NYNJ Staff Mentors CUNY Team to Win $10k 2nd Prize! A team of students from the Grove School of Engineering at City University of NY (CUNY) won second place and a $10,000 prize in CREATE (Cultivating Resources for Employment with Assistive Technology), a state-wide competition that NY Industries for the Disabled (NYSID) sponsors annually. Goodwill NYNJ staff served as expert consultants for the team of students about the challenges that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face while seeking employment.

Goodwill NYNJ Recognizes 100 Individuals with Autism

Goodwill NYNJ Recognizes 100 Individuals with Autism


Nearly 250 guests joined us for our 5th Annual Autism Awareness event on Thursday, April 19. We presented Employment Awards to 40 program participants with autism who have secure and retain jobs and to 59 Day Habilitation program participants who have achieved their communication & independence goals. Also, we recognized six employers, who have hired some of our program participants, including CVS and JC Penney.


Sharmaine Williams

Sharmaine Williams is inducted in Hall of Fame In honor of March, Women's History Month, Strong Nonprofits for a Better New York inducted Sharmaine Williams, Goodwill NYNJ Senior Vice President of Workforce Development, in their Women in Human Services Hall of Fame. Sharmaine was recognized for her work and contributions to her community during an event at the NY state capitol on March 13 along with other notable women who work in the sector across the state.

Marathon TCS NYC Charity Partner Release 2018


Jose M. Medellin                                                    

(646) 238-9133


For Immediate Release


Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey named an Official Charity Partner of the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon Set for Sunday, November 4, 2018


Smiling G turns 50!

Today, March 29, the iconic Goodwill Smiling G logo turns 50! Known as the “Smiling G,” the award-winning logo represents the many smiling faces and positive impacts achieved through Goodwill programs and services, every day.

Parris Caesar: Going from Part- to Full-Time Employment 

Parris Caesar joined our Supported Employment program back in 2006. Although Parris had little work experience at the time, he was motivated and enthusiastic to learn. But the journey was long. 

In 2009, Paris was placed at the Goodwill Outlet store as a part-time Production Worker. He quickly stood out as an efficient and dedicated worker. With the assistance of his Job Coach, he soon learned how to recognize high-quality donated goods that were likely to sell fast.