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U.S. Senators visited Goodwill-Easter Seals training facility 

U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and U.S. Sen Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, celebrated the reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act at our Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota auto and construction training center in St. Paul. The Aug. 11 visit allowed the senators to witness our successful and innovative partnerships with community and technical colleges.

Partners from Inver Hills Community College, Dakota County Technical College, St. Paul College, Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board, McGough Construction and the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development were all involved in the visit and spoke to the power of the Goodwill-Easter Seals career pathway model. Full story.


Deanna Smiley Gulliford
Director of Community Affairs

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News & stories

FAST 2 initiative to focus on racial disparities
Building on the success of our Families Achieving Success Today (FAST) pilot program, Goodwill-Easter Seals is launching FAST 2. This project will focus on African American and American Indian families who are receiving Minnesota Family Investment Program aid (MFIP) and in which a family member has a disability.

How to talk about mental illness
Mental Illness Awareness Week was recognized last week, Oct. 5-11. People are often unsure of how to talk about mental illnesses.

Disability does not hinder work, benefits
When Clarence moved to Minneapolis from Chicago in 2008 seeking a new start, he was a widowed father of five with two bum knees. Learn how he found his way back into the workforce after two surgeries.

Shirt Off My Back 5K
Start cleaning out your closet; for the Shirt Off My Back 5k Run to benefit Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota!