Mission Programs

Mission Programs 1

USAA COVID-19 Critical Response

Funded by USAA Charitable Foundation through Goodwill Industries International. Program provides comprehensive wraparound and career support services to  COVID-impacted veterans and military family members.

Contact: 713-970-1648

Mission Programs 2

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: 713-699-1648

Mission Programs 3

Bob Woodruff Foundation

Funded by the Bob Woodruff Foundation. Provides employment services to 100 veterans with a focus on veterans gaining industry credentials and gaining added career exploration services using the Birkman Assessment.

 

Contact: 713-699-1648

Mission Programs 4

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. Program serves young adults between the ages of 18-24 who have had contact with the justice system to assist them with their educational and employment goals.

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Contact: 832-900-7472

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Right Turn

Right Turn Youth Re-Entry, funded by the U.S Department of Labor and subcontracted by Institute for Educational leadership. Program provides 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.

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Contact: 713-699-6375

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Texas Work Path to Success

Funded by Health and Human Services Commission and the United States Department of Agriculture. This program provides career pathway training to SNAP E&T recipients in Health and Human Services, Apartment Maintenance and NCCER Core Construction to  high school seniors and adults.

 

Contact: 832-431-4472

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Opportunity Accelerator

Funded by Accenture Foundation and GM. This program tracks the evolution of youth and young adults between the ages of 15-24 years old over three years across three metrics: 1. Connected to Goodwill Houston workforce development services, 2. Improved their lives through career management, improved mindset, skillset, or workforce experience, 3. Transformed their lives through re-entering formal education, employment, increased career resilience, self-employment, grew business or started a business.

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Contact: 713-699-6375

Mission Programs 10

Career Abilities

CareerAbilities 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.

Contact: 832-431-4479

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Heights Job Connection

Heights Job Connection, privately funded by Goodwill Houston. Provides basic employment services to persons with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

Contact: 713-699-6354

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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.

Contact: 832-900-7454

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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.

Contact: 713-590-3123

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THRIVE

THRIVE, funded by the United Way of Greater Houston. Provides integrated employment and financial strengthening services emphasizing assistance for families with children.

Contact: 713-590-3123

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Workforce Connector

Workforce Connector, funded by the United Way of Greater Houston. Provides integrated employment and financial strengthening services emphasizing assistance for families with children.

Contact: 713-590-3123

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Apartment Maintenance Professionals Program

Apartment Maintenance Professionals Program, (AMP), funded by the Texas Apartment Association and the United Way. Provides an introduction for new maintenance professionals and 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 AMP program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute, 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: 346-561-8626

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Google IT Automation with Python Training

Funded by the Tides Foundation through Goodwill Industries International. This program provides a stackable credential opportunity, developed by Google to learn Python Coding, one of the fastest-growing programming languages.

Contact: 346-561-8626

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Google® IT Support Professional Certificate

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

Contact:346-561-8626

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TWC Self-Sufficiency

Funded by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). This program provides job training, employment, and occupational training to TANF recipients in the areas of advanced manufacturing, logistics, construction and information and computer technology.

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Contact: 346-561-8626

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Project Good Hope (PGH)

Funded through the City of Houston and private funding from Goodwill Houston. Provides employment services to individuals with specific immune diseases and members of their household.

Contact: 713-699-6354

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Designing Your Success

Designing Your Success (DYS), funded by Accenture through Goodwill Industries International. This project trains staff members 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.

Contact: 832-900-7466

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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

Mission Programs 2

Life-Work Connection

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

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Community Impact

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11,008

People Served by Workforce Development

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1,494

Volunteers

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16,053

Lives Touched

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1,309

People hired by Goodwill Houston

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