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Goodwill & Louisiana DOC Hosting Mental Health Panel May 26

May 11th, 2021|Comments Off on Goodwill & Louisiana DOC Hosting Mental Health Panel May 26

Join Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana and the Louisiana Department of Corrections for an interactive and informative mental health panel that is open to the public with the goal of informing government agencies, providers, law enforcement, and case managers of gaps in behavioral health and justice systems. Our panel brings professionals across different areas of expertise together to connect and share experiences, insights and thoughts around neuroscience, mental health and wellness with justice involved individuals. This panel will allow us to access relevant research information that directly leads to the best practices across the world. The panel consists of leading research professionals from the United States and Argentina, as well as findings from Colombia. We are utilizing technology to better inform us in the nature of deviant human behavior across generations in order to further understand best practices and decrease recidivism rates in our court system. Our current research focuses

Fletcher teams with Terrebonne Sheriff’s Office, Goodwill to provide inmates job training

May 10th, 2021|Comments Off on Fletcher teams with Terrebonne Sheriff’s Office, Goodwill to provide inmates job training

  By Dan Copp, The Courier  Nearly half the people released from prison will one day return behind bars, according to the Department of Justice. Hoping to break that cycle, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office joined forces with Fletcher Technical Community College and Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana to provide job training for jail inmates before they re-enter society. Officials kicked off the program Friday during a signing ceremony at Fletcher’s Schriever campus. Inmates who receive some form of education or job training are less likely to return to a life of crime after they are released from prison, Fletcher Chancellor Kristine Strickland said. “I’m so pleased that we’re able to continue to partner with Goodwill Industries and Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office in providing opportunities for individuals who are in work-release programs and to those who are incarcerated to earn skills to begin a journey that will help them re-enter into our

Goodwill SELA Featured in 225 Magazine’s May 2021 Issue

May 10th, 2021|Comments Off on Goodwill SELA Featured in 225 Magazine’s May 2021 Issue

By Adrian Hiersch, 225 Magazine  Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana was recently featured in 225 Magazine's May 2021 publication as part of a piece on the surge of donations in the Baton Rouge area over the last year. Click here to read the full publication online. Donation overdrive, the story Goodwill participated in, begins on page 51.

Introducing Our New GEAR Job Readiness Program

April 30th, 2021|Comments Off on Introducing Our New GEAR Job Readiness Program

As we kickoff Goodwill Week 2021, we're so excited to introduce you to the new Goodwill Education Advancement & Readiness (GEAR) program! With a mantra of "Be so great they can't ignore me," participants are empowered to be the best employee, coworker and person they can be through our custom program. After enrolling, each GEAR participant first partakes in our signature 2-week job readiness training session. Then, participants move into our three-phase program designed to help them find, obtain and keep a job. Phase 1: Creating My Path: In the first phase, participants will get to know themselves better and explore a vision for their future. Phase 2: Job Readiness Skills: In the second phase, participants will get into the weeds of the working world. They'll receive interview and resume tips, while also learning more about the communication and interpersonal skills needed to be a good employee and coworker. Phase

Goodwill SELA Employment Fair May 6

April 28th, 2021|Comments Off on Goodwill SELA Employment Fair May 6

Join Goodwill SELA for an Employment Fair on Thursday, May 6, from 11AM to 1PM outside of our Tulane Avenue offices. See our currently available positions here. Goodwill Technical College will also be present with information on enrollment for Summer and Fall 2021 courses in their Medical Billing & Coding, Medical Office Administrative Assistant and S.T.A.R.T. programs. Learn more about GTC here.

Goodwill Partners with Dell Reconnect to Recycle Unwanted Electronics

April 9th, 2021|Comments Off on Goodwill Partners with Dell Reconnect to Recycle Unwanted Electronics

Goodwill SELA has partnered with Dell's Reconnect program to help our community members safely and easily recycle household electronics! Not only does this partnership keep e-waste out of landfills, it also creates jobs and helps fund our life-changing programs. Here's how it works: Collect your unused or unwanted tech (see acceptable items below). Items can be of any brand and in any shape. Bring them to your nearest Goodwill SELA store.* Let us do the rest! If your items are in good shape, we will put them on the sales floor of one of our stores. If your items are no longer usable, we securely package and ship them to Dell to be broken down and either refurbished or used to make new items from recycled goods. More information about acceptable items can be found here. *Before donating, please be sure to remove any sensitive or personal data. You can

Good Turn Day 2021

March 16th, 2021|Comments Off on Good Turn Day 2021

Saturday, April 10, 2021, hours vary by store The tradition continues! Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana and Girl Scouts Louisiana East are partnering together again this year for our annual Good Turn Day. How it works: Girl Scouts do a Good Turn by collecting gently used items (see our donation guidelines here) to bring to their local Goodwill (find a store here) and are honored with a “Good Turn” patch for participating. Your participation also helps make the general public aware of Goodwill’s mission and need for donations of quality gently used goods. Once items are received, they are processed and sold in Goodwill SELA’s 22 retail stores to support its mission of helping people with disabilities and other employment disadvantages prepare for, find and retain work. Your donations also keep millions of reusable items out of local landfills, making your good turn also good for the environment.

Viewpoint: Displaced Hospitality Workers Can Learn Medical-Industry Skills Through Goodwill

March 12th, 2021|Comments Off on Viewpoint: Displaced Hospitality Workers Can Learn Medical-Industry Skills Through Goodwill

By Danae Columbus, Uptown Messenger Like many New Orleanians, Tiffany Turner has been having a tough time during the pandemic.  She was eager to train for a different career when she saw a Facebook post about Goodwill Technical College’s new Hospitality to Healthcare program for displaced tourism industry workers. “As a driver for Uber and Lyft, I am used to making a good living taking passengers to and from the airport, but it got much harder to make a profit,” she said. Armed with a love of accounting, Turner quickly realized that Goodwill could help her achieve her goal of transitioning to a well-paying job in medical billing without expensive college loans. “I am so thankful for this opportunity,” Turner said. According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, 56,000 individuals in the state have been displaced during the pandemic. More specifically, about 25,000 workers in New Orleans are faced with a

Goodwill Technical College Receives RosaMary Foundation Grant for Displaced Hospitality Workers

March 2nd, 2021|Comments Off on Goodwill Technical College Receives RosaMary Foundation Grant for Displaced Hospitality Workers

  NEW ORLEANS—(March 2, 2021)—What was once a thriving industry in metropolitan New Orleans, hospitality jobs have been hard hit this last year by the pandemic. With no discernable timeframe for a return to normalcy, Goodwill Technical College (GTC) has partnered with the RosaMary Foundation to offer displaced hospitality workers an opportunity to change careers into healthcare administration. The RosaMary Foundation grant in the amount of $100,000 allows displaced hospitality workers to enroll in GTC offers in medical billing and coding and medical assistant at no cost. Potential students must have been formerly employed in hospitality and have a high school diploma. For more information, contact the admissions office at (504) 889-5568. Apply for the Hospitality to Healthcare training program here: www.bit.ly/H2HGTC. ###  

February 15 Goodwill Closures

February 15th, 2021|Comments Off on February 15 Goodwill Closures

Due to the deteriorating weather conditions across Southeastern Louisiana today, all Goodwill SELA stores will be closing at 5PM today, February 15, 2021. Currently, all stores will be open normal hours tomorrow, February 16, 2021. We will continue to monitor weather conditions and make updates as necessary.