GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF KENTUCKY
COMMUNITY IMPACT REPORT 201 8
MESSAGE FROM OUR LEADERSHIP Dear friends, The board and staff members at Goodwill Industries of Kentucky have used the last few years to increase our focus on helping citizens throughout the state achieve long-term success in the workplace. Every year, this commitment brings thousands of people to us who are not in the labor force, but who have a strong desire to work. We offer them an opportunity to build skills, stabilize their lives, and begin a pathway to good careers. In fact, in 2018, more than 2,500 Kentuckians graduated from our Soft Skills Academy, where they learned essential career skills that will help them meet employer expectations. Our career coaches also connected many people to partner agencies that provide legal assistance, financial counseling, housing, and other services to address problems that have kept them from working successfully. Finally, our 70 career coaches helped thousands of job seekers throughout the state to gain employment with either Goodwill or another community employer. Just as importantly, these same job seekers had access to the continued support of their Goodwill Career Coach after gaining employment, to help ensure their long-term success. I hope these facts—and the examples included in this annual report—help you understand just how committed Goodwill is to helping people harness the power of work to improve their lives, families, and communities. It’s work that our team is proud to do and we know we couldn’t do it without you. Thank you for your support, Amy Lutrell, President & CEO
GOODWILL OFFERS PEOPLE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD THE KIND OF LIFE THEY WANT, BY HARNESSING THE POWER OF WORK.
BY THE NUMBERS Each year, Goodwill partners with hundreds of community employers to connect Kentuckians to thousands of jobs. In 2018, we used 85% of every dollar in our budget to fund mission-related prorgamming.
bailey miller, kentucky youth career center participant
pro gram services administrative support for pro grams fundraising
$49,230,087 (77.5%) $7,905,581 (12.4%) $726,396 (1.1%)
re invested back into the community
$63.5M ne t assets $1 01M
SERVICES PROVIDED At Goodwill, we are committed to fighting poverty by helping people throughout the state find value in the power of work. By facilitating federal, state, and local-level workforce development programs along with many of our life-skills initiatives, we have developed successful career service models that assist thousands of Kentucky families in finding pathways out of poverty. Some of our results include:
1.2+ million donors welcomed at our doors (1,276,212).
$154,696 paid in tuition reimbursement
to Goodwill employees pursuing college degrees.
$11,642,134 paid to Goodwill employees with
disabilities or other barriers.
Goodwill Works career development participants.
job seekers who received jobpreparation services.
37 Goodwill Cars to Work participants 1,273 referrals made to community
Kentuckians were placed into employment (2,500 with community employers; 269 within Goodwill stores).
adult learning participants.
average wage paid to people Goodwill placed with 907 community employers.
michelle madrigal, scholarship recipient
MISSION IN ACTION After his wife of 58 years passed away, Glendell—who is a World War II veteran— relocated to Lexington, Kentucky. Searching for an employment opportunity, he was referred to Goodwill’s Senior Community Service and Employment Program (SCSEP). Through the program, he began working at the Meadowthorpe Goodwill store in 2017 as a greeter. Since then, he has become a community staple. “The paycheck doesn’t concern me so much, but to be employed does concern me, because that gives me a chance to get up and get out every day. I’m not laying in the bed getting tired and weak,” Glendell said. “I get up and go.” Glendell works three days per week, for five hours each day.
“[BEING EMPLOYED] GIVES ME A CHANCE TO GET UP AND GET OUT EVERY DAY.” “He is a major driver of our morning business. We have customers who come in every day just to see him," said Jeremy Stone, Store Manager. "He loves to talk to everybody, and he’s never met a stranger. He’s a shining light on the store.” Glendell’s goal is to live to be 122 years old, and he hopes to work at Goodwill until then!
GLENDELL IS ONE OF 397 KENTUCKIANS GOODWILL SERVED THROUGH the senior community service and employment program.
ABOUT THE PROGR AM *SCSEP is designed to link low-income, older workers to on-the-job training that can help them move into unsubsidized employment. Through SCSEP, Goodwill matches eligible individuals age 55 and older with nonprofits or public agencies for on-the-job training in a professional work environment, paid by the SCSEP program. The program gives preference to seniors who have physical or mental disabilities, are veterans or spouses of veterans, or who need job training.
MISSION IN ACTION A single mother of two, Meghan left her retail job in search of a more fulfilling opportunity. When she was unsuccessful in her search, she enrolled in the Power of Work program, operated by Goodwill on behalf of KentuckianaWorks. The program offers career exploration services, skill assesments and job readiness training to eager and willing workers to help them transition from government assistance to the workforce. “For me, the most important part of the program was re-determining my focus,” Meghan said. “Kimberly [Boyd-Lane, Director of Community-Based Services] runs a no-nonsense program, which is exactly what the participants need. I was forced to reevaluate my priorities.” Through the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (K-TAP) and Power of Work, Meghan volunteered at a soup kitchen until she was placed with Community Ventures, a parent company of Chef Space, in July 2015. That September, a paid opportunity became available at Chef Space and Meghan was selected for the position. In February 2016, she was promoted to a full-time position and to work as an administrative support specialist and e-home administrator. “I finally have a stable income and am able to provide for my children,” Meghan said. “For the first time since having my son, I am completely free of government assistance. Most importantly, I can finally be engaged with my children again.”
MEGAN IS ONE OF 994 JOB SEEKERS WHO GRADUATED FROM POWER OF WORK.
FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HAVING MY SON, I AM COMPLETELY FREE OF GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE.
for your support. 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dan Hall, Chair Charles Kane, Vice-Chair Jeanna Jones, Treasurer Jason Groneck, Secretary Linda Scholle Cowan, Immediate Past Chair Amy Luttrell, President & CEO Douglas Edwards Dwight Johnson Dwight Haygood Charles Lambert Deb Murphy Ted Smith William Stout
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