Making dreams a reality: work is the answer

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As we honor the legacy of an American who dreamed of equality, justice, and peace for our country, we are also reminded that Martin Luther King, Jr. worked to educate people about equal opportunity. Because of his tireless efforts, he empowered countless individuals and affected real change for future generations. In truth, he transformed much of America.

Here at Goodwill, we also have a vision – to empower 100,000 Central Texans to transform their lives through work. By enabling people to overcome obstacles to education and work, families are lifted out of poverty, inspiring generational change throughout the community.

How are we accomplishing this vision? By helping people build skills, get more education, and achieve a career pathway.

We’re proud to say that we follow Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s inspirational words – “Make a career of humanity, commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.”

Do you have a dream? Goodwill can help you transform your life!

Are you looking to advance your career?

Goodwill can help you build your own career path through career advancement training, education, and career certifications.  And when you’re ready, our Business Solutions team can also help you get placed in the job that you want. Last year, Goodwill Central Texas helped more than 3,700 people find employment.

Would you personally like to make a bigger impact in Central Texas?

There are many opportunities to volunteer your time and talents to help others achieve their potential. Whether you are looking to mentor youth or provide tax assistance, there are countless ways to contribute your time, knowledge and support. Too busy to volunteer? Donate your goods to Goodwill, where they will make a real difference in advancing our mission of generating lifelong connections to work!

How can you help spread the word?

Become a Goodwill Ambassador! You can tell people about our good work. The more our community knows, the better we can serve people with disabilities, people with criminal records, people with a lack of education, and people facing homelessness.

So today, we’ll honor a great man for his tireless work for equality. Let’s honor him in the best way we can: empowering people through work. #WorkIsTheAnswer.


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