2011 was a record-breaking year with more people served and jobs created than ever before. But to look back, you need to scroll forward. Enjoy.
It's about people. Many lives change when a person goes from supported existence to independence, thanks to educational programs and services that assist people in finding better jobs and building careers. But the best way to understand the lives impacted is through numbers. See what happens when we work together.
Have you ever seen a life-changing event? Thanks to you—we do nearly every day. When Goodwill gives someone a hand up, not a hand out, barriers are removed. And people find better jobs and careers that offer higher wages, benefits and security. These are changes that break the chain of poverty. And that means generations are changed.
Because of business partners who contract with Goodwill for services, along with the generosity of those who donate merchandise that we sell in our stores, Goodwill has built a stable financial base. Please review our financial results by clicking below.
In 2011, our agency was
named as one of five finalists
for the National Center of
Excellence for Family
Strengthening by the
Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Goodwill of San Antonio embarked on and completed a capital campaign. Funds from the $3 million Bridge Builders Capital Campaign will be used to expand our stores and Good Careers Academies and to offer $360,000 annually
Inspirational stories abound at Goodwill. Please watch these
videos to see first-hand how lives
have been changed.
In 2011, our Good Careers Academy (GCA)
expanded course offerings to include English
as a Second Language (ESL) classes in Laredo and a Logistics course at our Distribution Services. In 2012, our new
GCA Downtown Technology Campus opened for additional classrooms and Distance Learning Technology.
2011 was the best year ever
for our government contracts.
We continued 15 contracts representing close to $12 million in payroll for 300 Team Members, 87% of which
have a significant disability.
2011 marked the beginning
of our Good Choices services
which include an enhanced
approach to Work Supports,
Career Progression and
Health & Wellness.