Goodwill Industries, Knoxville

Current AmeriCorps Member: Samantha Beaudry

Current AmeriCorps VISTA Member: Samantha Pohlot

About:

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. was founded in 1971 to fill the need for a community program for the young disabled population. The organization was meager in it’s beginning, but has since expanded to serve over 4,000 individuals in 2014, employing over 450 staff members. Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. has grown into thirty retail locations and five employment training and rehabilitation centers throughout its 15 county service area in East Tennessee and serves more than 2.4 million people each year.

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville’s mission is to provide vocational services and employment opportunities for individuals with barriers to employment. They are able to achieve their mission with the support of the community, through educational and vocational opportunities given, and events that promote learning and professional growth to achieve career success. Their programs include GoodGuides Youth Mentoring, several various specialized vocational training, drivers training, job readiness training, and individualized work adjustment services.

Goodwill VISTA Assignment Description

Partner Website: http://www.gwiktn.org/