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Contact: Kimberly Lewis

President & CEO                                                                                                           903-593-8438

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Chevella Layne (Director of Mission Services) And Brenda Hampton (Manager) receiving the Center of Excellence Award on behalf of Goodwill Industries of East Texas.

Tyler, Texas – Goodwill Industries of East Texas is one of three recipients nationwide to receive the 2017 Goodwill Center of Excellence award.

The Center of Excellence award recognizes Goodwill agencies that incorporate family financial stability strategies into their organization’s mission, vision and program offerings and demonstrate a leadership commitment to family strengthening throughout their organizations, and focus resources on programs that support families with financial education, job training, and economic self-sufficiency.

As part of the application process, each Goodwill was asked to describe their agency’s stability strategies, policies and programs to date, and demonstrate through measurable outcomes that they are advancing the Youth and Adult Career Navigation, Financial Capability as well as Inclusion and Equitable Access.

The GIET application featured the following programs/practices:

Youth Works Academy-This program is for out of school youth ages 16-24, who are not in school and unemployed.

Good Assist-The Good Assist service provides a complete “one stop shop” for low-income Goodwill participants who are in need of assistance, finding employment and/or services to help them and their families make ends meet.  The program is in four different Goodwill retail locations throughout the East Texas territory.

The People Team-Comprised of Goodwill staff at various levels, focuses on three areas: (1) Education,  (2) Employees, (3) Empowerment.


Goodwill Industries International also honored two other Goodwill agencies with the 2017 Goodwill Center of Excellence Award:

Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc. (TX)

Goodwill Industries – Manasota, Inc. (Sarasota, FL)


All three agencies were recognized during a reception at the 2017 Goodwill International Spring Conference that was held in Houston, TX on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, and received a $5,000 award.


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Goodwill Industries of East Texas Inc., 409 W. Locust St, Tyler, Texas  75702, 903-593-8438   903-593-8774 (fax)

Administrative Offices

409 West Locust
Tyler, Texas 75702

Goodwill Transportation Department

500 ENE Loop 323
Tyler, Texas 75706

(903) 593-5409 tel

Goodwill Commercial Services Division

1530 John Carney Drive
Tyler, TX 75701

(903) 593-2481 tel
(903) 592-7262 fax

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409 West Locust
Tyler, Texas 75702

(903) 593-8438 tel
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