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to work and independence. Together, we prepare people for work.

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Public policy news and events

Public policy news and events

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.

Come celebrate the new expungement law

Second Chance logo and adult and child hands imageGoodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota is hosting the Second Chance Coalition’s celebration of a new expungement law!

Wednesday, Sept. 10
5 – 7 p.m.

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota
Main Office

553 Fairview Ave. N
St. Paul, MN  55104

Register here

The coalition meeting is open to the public and we encourage everyone to attend this free event. The evening will include an overview of the new law passed during the 2014 legislative session, a celebration of the legislators who helped make it happen, a preview of issues to be tackled during the 2015 legislative session, and of course, food!




Deanna Smiley Gulliford
Director of Community Affairs

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota invites you to join our efforts to assist people with disabilities or other barriers in achieving their career and education goals. Advocate for employment for people working hard to gain independence. Sign up to receive email action alerts to contact your elected officials on key issues of importance to persons with barriers.

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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 that produced increased employment and average earnings for participants, we are excited to announce another initiative - FAST 2. This project will focus on African American and American Indian families who are receiving Minnesota Family Investment Program aid, in which at least one family member has a disability.

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. A construction worker by trade, two total knee replacements rendered Clarence a Social Security Disability Insurance recipient. It wasn't enough to pay the bills. He found his way to Goodwill-Easter Seals and to our Work Incentives Program.

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.

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