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Britney Scroggins

My Story: Britney Scroggins

Britney Scroggins came to Goodwill during her senior year of high school to take part in the Work Adjustment Training program. During her time in WAT, Britney developed the skills required to work in the customer service and retail industries. After graduating from the Work Adjustment Training program, Britney was

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Kristie Madigan

My Story: Kristie Madigan

Kristie Madigan began her journey with Goodwill Industries on April 22, 1998 completing small assembly jobs and was content until 2014, when we introduced the Pro-Vocational Program, which offered an opportunity for individuals at our Commercial Services location to be trained in the Work Adjustment Training Program and then placed

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Sanjuana Ledesma

My Story: Sanjuana Ledesma

She started out working part-time in the Good Assist Office.  When  the concept of Good Assist took off and customers found out that there was an office in the Goodwill Store that provided a lot of answers to questions about:  Employment, Job Applications, State Assistance,  to name a few. As

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My Story: Treseme Turner

When Treseme was referred to Goodwill Industries of East Texas, she was a shy but very respectful young lady. She had dreams and goals, but needed help identifying her best qualities and finding employment. It was about this time last year when Treseme enrolled in Goodwill’s Work Adjustment Training Program.

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When Cody “Cole” Whittaker began working at Opportunities in Tyler (OIT) in 2007, he felt like he finally found where he belonged.  Having attended Andrews Diversified (ADI) in the summer for several years, he discovered he could make friends and bring home a paycheck. Working at the old OIT, he

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MY STORY: Nicole Bryson

When Nicole Bryson came to Goodwill she was making another attempt at rebuilding her life.  She found herself in East Texas reflecting on the downfall that should never have happened.  Her life was destined for success.  She had opportunity.  She had choices, but fall she did, and what was worse,

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John Geter and Job Coach Ben Reinwand at WalMart

Challenge Accepted: Tyler Man Overcomes Visual Impairment

Published  Tyler Paper on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 23:35 Written by By Casey Murphy cmurphy@tylerpaper.com. Photos courtesy of Sarah Miller, Tyler Paper After a brain tumor left him visually impaired at age 5, John Geter has used his disability as a challenge.“There are a lot of people who feel like

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