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The Future of Work is Now

Through Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota, you give people the power to work, so they can experience the power of  work. Our participants are resilient; they use our programs to create individual pathways to prosperity. By maximizing their potential, you’re helping communities thrive and remain vibrant.

Your support of the $12.8 million Power of Work Campaign helps reach people in underserved communities, expand digital skills training and resources for participants, and build long-term support for job seekers in the region. 

Heather and Elwyn achieved success

The $12.8 million Power of Work Campaign

To date, more than $12 million has been raised, providing critical community investments:

  • Workforce development programs, digital skills training, and access to technology to bridge the digital divide.
  • Community needs assessments that provide a window into the future of work and inspire innovative programming including new and expanded training opportunities and engagement with employers and stakeholders throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
  • Client outreach, support, training, and career opportunities.
  • Economic stability and dignity for job seekers in our community.
  • Sustainable community impact to meet emerging needs and provide program stability.
  • This campaign allowed us to put the Power of Work in people’s hands – some for the first time. 

Building on Success to Secure Futures


Your campaign gifts allow Goodwill-Easter Seals to build on our century-old tradition of meeting people where they are—and guiding them to where they want to be.

Photo of Chris smiling with his arms open.

Chris found a new start
to his career


After incarceration, Chris was determined to get back to the work he loved–-being a barber.

“I wasn’t working and my [barber’s] license was expired,” Chris explained. Chris needed help reinstating his barber’s license. “I didn’t have money for school. It was expensive,” Chris noted.

Chris found the GESMN's ReEntry program. It helped him reinstate his barber's license, secure a job as a barber and connect him with a mentor.

Now Chris has the confidence to reach even more career goals.

“I want to do more. I want my own shop,” Chris added.