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Keith’s journey from housing instability to hope

Keith is no stranger to overcoming barriers. He previously struggled with substance abuse, which led to housing instability. He spent three years…
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Kevin gets his GED and invites others to join YouthBuild

When Kevin came to Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota (GESMN), “he was as a confident, capable, charming 18-year-old,” according to Kristen, GESMN’s…
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Nicholas' Career Transformation

A new career path is a life-changing experience; having support helps people discover their possibilities and potential. Nicholas worked in culinary…
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Nathan the Go-Getter

When Nathan graduated from high school in 2021, he had little work experience and didn’t know where to start. He had big goals and was ready to work…
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Nasir's Steps To Success

Nasir immigrated to the United States in 2019 with a goal, to earn his GED.  Balancing receiving an education while working full-time is difficult,…
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Bryan Found His Fit

After 25 years of working for the same employer Bryan was furloughed due to COVID-19, like many people. He could have easily been discouraged, but…
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A Fresh Start Leads to Business Ownership

"Ever since I walked in the door, Goodwill was very open and not judgmental."
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Ian Proves Second Chances are Possible

“No one asked me what I was in for. They did not care about who I was before, they only cared about who I am now. They helped me create a game plan…
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Ramone Pays it Forward to Other Fathers

While most parents love spending time with their children, the time that Ramone gets with them is extra special. Just a few years ago, he had no…
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From Participant to Partner – Michael’s Story

Michael knows firsthand what it feels like to reach out to Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota (GESMN) for help. He knows what it’s like to meet for the…
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Ariel Lands Her Dream Job

Ariel is determined to overcome her barriers so she can make her 6-year-old daughter proud.
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