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April 2021

Job Connection Center Staff Member: Meet Tisha

By Goodwill News, Job Openings, News For You, Workforce Development

Tisha Carroll’s mission has been to help individuals actualize potential paths, once deemed impossible, by way of instruction, volunteerism, and advocacy.  As a new member of Goodwill’s Job Connection Center staff, Tisha is still able to fulfill her mission by being a source of hope and support for a population of individuals that may face barriers to employment.  As a former financial coach with the Financial Opportunity Centers, Tisha has developed financial strategies that have produced positive outcomes by building relationships and delivering effective counseling practices.  Tisha is very excited to help create success for those visiting the Job Connection Centers.

Mission Moment: Meet Laquasia

By Goodwill News, Retail Stores, Success Stories, Workforce Development

When Laquasia first came to Goodwill Industries at the end of the summer of 2020, she was unsure of herself.  She was referred to Goodwill, by Opportunity for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) for Job Development Services, and she had experienced a number of life challenges.  All she wanted was a chance to show what she could do.  She began by doing a Community Based Assessment (CBA) for a week at the Goodwill store at DeVeaux.  She did an excellent job and the Job Coach recommended her for employment as a Processor, sorting textiles.  As soon as this recommendation occurred, an opening for a Processor opened at the Goodwill Secor store.

Laquasia was hired and immediately, became part of the Goodwill family.  She is admired by her co-workers and she loves her job.  She looks forward to going to work and her self-confidence has increased so much so, that she is now looking at making some bold, independent lifestyle improvements.  The smile speaks volumes!