Mission Programs

GoodJobs (OGI) Operation

Operation: Good Jobs (OGJ), funded by the Walmart Foundation through Goodwill Industries International. Program provides employment and training services to veterans and their family members, as well as family financial strengthening services.

Contact: 713-699-6352

Veterans’ Employment and Training Services

Veterans’ Employment and Training Services, funded by Goodwill Houston. Provides employment services to veterans who do not qualify for grant-funded programs. The program has a special emphasis on veterans transitioning from incarceration or at-risk of homelessness.

Contact: 713-699-6352

Veterans’ Employment and Training Services - Galveston

Veterans’ Employment and Training Services – Galveston, funded by The William Stamps Farish Fund. Provides employment services to military veterans living in Galveston County.

Contact: 713-699-6352

Women Veterans’ Employment and Training Services

Women Veterans’ Employment and Training Services, funded by the Texas Veterans Commission. Provides Women Veterans the opportunity for self-sufficiency through financial assistance and employment services. Financial assistance provided to those women veterans facing eviction or who are homeless.

Contact: 713-699-6352

Life Launch Young Adult Re-Entry

Life Launch Young Adult Re-Entry funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and subcontracted by Goodwill Industries International. The program will serve young adults between the ages of 18-24 and having had contact with the justice system to assist them with their educational and employment goals.

Right Turn

Right Turn Youth Re-Entry, funded by the U.S Department of Labor and subcontracted by Institute for Educational leadership. The Program will provide occupational skills training, industry-recognized credentials, pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, and career pathway activities to young adults, ages 18 to 24, that have had contact with the justice system.

Contact: 832-900-7454

Career Abilities

CareerAbilities, this program serves persons with documented disabilities and receives referrals from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Vocational Rehabilitative Services, and the Social Security Administration for the Ticket to Work program. Work assessments, job readiness training, and employment services are provided on a fee for service basis. This program is formerly known as Community Rehabilitative Services.

Heights Job Connection

Heights Job Connection, privately funded by Goodwill Houston. Provides basic employment services to persons with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
Project Good Hope (PGH), funded through the City of Houston, as well as matching private funding from Goodwill Houston. Provides employment services to individuals with specific immune diseases and the members of their household.

Meyerland Job Connection

Meyerland Job Connection Center, privately funded by Goodwill Houston. Provides basic employment services to persons with disabilities and other barriers to employment, with a special emphasis on displaced workers age 55 and over.

River Oaks Job Connection

River Oaks Job Connection, privately funded by Goodwill Houston. Provides basic employment services to the general public, with a specialty in re-entry (ex-offenders) participants, and with persons with disabilities and barriers to employment.

THRIVE

THRIVE, funded by the United Way of Greater Houston. The program provides integrated employment and financial strengthening services, with a special emphasis on assisting families with children.

Workforce Connector

Workforce Connector, funded by the United Way of Greater Houston. The program provides integrated employment and financial strengthening services to 70 participants, with a special emphasis on assisting families with children.

Apartment Maintenance Professionals Program

Apartment Maintenance Professionals Program, formerly Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT), funded by the Texas Apartment Association and the United Way. This program is designed both as an introduction for new maintenance professionals and as a refresher for the veteran employee, to give these professionals the knowledge and tools necessary to run an effective maintenance program. Maintenance expenses are the single largest controllable element in any operating budget. The CAMT program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a private non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system and focused on credentialing and connecting participants in this industry.

Contact: 713-590-3123

Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator®

Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator, funded by the Google.org through Goodwill Industries International. This program a wide range of digital skills training, from becoming aware of digital career opportunities to learn basic digital skills to earning credentials from entry-level to middle skills.

Contact: 832-900-7466

Google® IT Support Professional Certificate

Google IT Support Professional Certificate, funded by the Tides Foundation through Goodwill Industries International. This program provides Google IT Professional Certificate, developed by Google. Includes innovative curriculum designed to prepare individuals for an entry-level role in IT support

Contact: 832-900-7466

Designing Your Success

Designing Your Success (DYS), funded by Accenture through Goodwill Industries International. This project funds 5 staff members to train in a new evolution of a workforce development approach. This program teaches workforce managers and leaders to use Stanford University’s D. (design) school research-based design approach called Growth Mindset.

Goodwill Temporary Services

Goodwill Temporary Services (GTS), privately funded by Goodwill Houston through the program’s own social enterprise income. GTS provides temporary job placement and staffing services for individuals with disabilities and those who are unemployed/underemployed.

Contact: 281-480-3930

Life-Work Connection

Life-Work Connection (LWC), privately funded by Goodwill Houston that provides one-time critical needs assistance for employees. The program objectives include serving 96 employees with urgent case management to help resolve work related and personal issues; helping to stabilize those employees and their families with a crisis recovery plan and resources to better guide them in the right direction.

Community Impact

9,555

People Served by Workforce Development

1,989

Veterans Served

14,650

Lives Touched

2,671

People hired by Goodwill Houston

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