Young Giving Network
The Goodwill Central Texas Young Giving Network (YGN) is a strong network of young change-makers, ages 18-40, empowering Central Texans to transform their lives through work.
YGN is committed to making an impact in our community and its future. We believe in the power of individuals to change their lives and the trajectory of their families through education, training, and work.
3.6 MILLION TEXANS
Do not have a high school diploma.
MORE THAN 67,000 PEOPLE
were released from the Texas criminal justice system last year. 81% did not have a high school diploma or equivalency.
are homeless in Austin/Travis County on any given night. Of the people experiencing homelessness, 19% ARE CHILDREN.
We value all members of our community, and endeavor to serve the underserved: people who are undereducated, people with a disability, people with a criminal background, people facing homelessness, and youth who lack opportunity. We support initiatives that create systemic change while respecting our environment.
Through our environmentally responsible social enterprise model and support from donors like you, Goodwill Central Texas empowers neighbors in our community to elevate their circumstances and break the generational cycle of poverty.
Members of YGN:
- Give a monthly gift at one of the designated levels for one year.
- Attend one YGN event a year.
- Join the YGN Fundraising Committee (optional)
- The YGN Fundraising Committee will select one committee member to serve as a non-voting Goodwill Central Texas Board Member.
Our August 31, 2017 IMPACT event was a success. Click here for photos >>
HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2016
Number of job placements for Central Texans.
Number of people served in Central Texas.
Students who graduated from The Goodwill Excel Center adult high school.
Amount diverted from Central Texas landfills.