The Goodwill Path to Employment: Jerita

Jonathan Balog Uncategorized 2 Comments

Jerita knew it was time to make a change in her life. After 35 years of drug use and being in and out of the prison system, she wanted to choose a new path. While incarcerated, Jerita took Goodwill’s Job Readiness Classes and learned how to create a resume and prepare for interviews.

Once released, she came to Goodwill for computer/clerical training and enrolled in a substance abuse program. She was also able to take part in Goodwill’s Transitional Work Program and gain on-the-job training in a Goodwill retail store.

Since coming to Goodwill, Jerita has been able to get her driver’s license, purchase a car and open a bank account. Jerita has recently become employed as a house manager at a transitional house, and now assists other women who are returning from prison.

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  1. Lafayette Mitchell

    I am currently seeking employment but due to my background it has been difficult, Whatever assistance or guidance you can provide would be greatly appreciated. I have truly learned from my mistakes and now face the consequences of poor decisions. I just need a second chance opportunity at 33 years old, .I know I can contribute to any organization, My technical skills are excellent. I have two years of college and very motivated. I have a son and daughter that I cannot provide for without proper employment…Because of child support debt my license has now been suspended so I have to depend on other transportation. Once I obtain employment I can start making the proper payments to get my licence back. It has been a vicious cycle that I truly regret. I was seeking something in the Washington/Metro area. Any assistance or direction for employment would be greatly appreciated!!. Thank you. LE Mitchell 240-766-4151 or 202-617-8697

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