2020 ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR: Michael Blanton

Michael Blanton went from incarcerated to homeless to manager of our Denham Springs store in just 15 months’ time. In addition to being named Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana’s 2020 Achiever of the Year, he was also honored as Goodwill Industries International’s 2021 Achiever of the Year in recognition of his hard work and dedication to our mission.


Goodwill’s Workforce Development finds employment for individuals who are homeless or have a disability. Job readiness, adult literacy and pre-GED preparation are also available to participants.