In Goodwill San Antonio's "Good News" newsletter, we share stories about our clients, team members, and community events. It is our way of keeping you informed on how your continued support of our mission is making a difference in our community.

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Community Career Fair- Winter 2018

Connecting the Community to Career Opportunities

On October 25, 2018 Goodwill San Antonio hosted a Career Fair for community members seeking new career opportunities. The hiring event brought more than 50 employers including FedEx, Citibank, Randolph Federal Credit Union, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, Spectrum, Methodist Hospital, and the City of San Antonio.

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Rosa - After Multiple Setbacks, Moving Forward

Rosa - After Multiple Setbacks, Moving Forward

Rosa was in a painful and abusive marriage, with no voice and no opportunity to realize her own potential. She struggled both emotionally and physically until one day found the courage to escape with her four children. Rosa moved from New York to Texas to be closer to her family. She applied and began working for Goodwill San Antonio's Business Services division as a Records Associate While Rosa was more than grateful to Goodwill for the opportunity for employment, the stress of working as a single mother raising four kids, coupled with being in a new environment, was more than she could handle.

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Veterans and Family Career Fair June 2018

Connecting Veterans and Their Families to Careers

On June 12, 2018, Goodwill San Antonio hosted a dedicated career fair for veterans, transitioning service members, and military families at the TriPoint Event Center. The fair brought together 223 job seekers and more than 60 employers representing some of San Antonio's most prestigious companies. Recruiters from :USAA, Rackspace, Accenture, and many others were on hand to meet with veterans and discuss their skills in relation to open employment opportunities.   

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Fox Tech CNA Program

Fox Tech High School and Goodwill San Antonio Partner to Provide Certified Nurse’s Aide Program

Through an exciting partnership between Fox Tech High School (San Antonio Independent School District's Magnet school for Health and Law professions) and Goodwill San Antonio, 17 Fox Tech Seniors in the health pathway will head to college this fall with more than a high school diploma. Graduates will have also earned a valuable Nurse's Aide vocational certification. 

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Abbi - Success Story

From This Day Forward- Abbi’s Story

There was a  time in her life when Abbi was living a stable, almost idyllic life.  She was a trusted friend and a loving wife caring for her home and two children while her husband of thirteen years was the family's sole provider. But life changed unexpectedly when deception dissolved her marriage, and anger and resentment led to her first encounter with law enforcement. 

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GCA Graduation_2018

Graduating to a Better Life

Goodwill San Antonio celebrated the accomplishments of 30 Good Careers Academy students at a graduation ceremony held on Friday, June 1. Among those recognized were students who demonstrated incredible courage and commitment to overcome multiple life barriers such as homelessness and addiction to complete studies in either the Nurse's Aide, Medical Assistant, or Pharmacy Technician programs. For many graduates, this was their first time to don a cap and gown and be recognized for their academic achievements with their family and friends present.

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High School Student Participating in Job Shadow Day

SA Works and Goodwill Host Job Shadow Day

Remember when you were in high school and were asked, “What do you want to be?”
Did you have an answer?  Several students visiting Goodwill San Antonio as part of
SA Works' third annual Job Shadow Day answered Physical Therapist, Doctor, Attorney,
Art Curator, and the military, while several others were still contemplating their future
career path.

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