Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires and Southern Vermont, Inc.

aka G.I.B.   |   Pittsfield, MA   |  www.goodwill-berkshires.org

Mission

To help community members with barriers to employment attain independence and self-sufficiency, gain confidence, and enhance their quality of life, through vocational, education, work training, and other support services.

Ruling year info

1971

President/CEO

Mr. David K Twiggs Jr.

Main address

158 Tyler St

Pittsfield, MA 01201 USA

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EIN

04-2207791

NTEE code info

Goodwill Industries (J32)

Thrift Shops (P29)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires and So. Vermont

Goodwill provides employment and training services for people with disabilities and other disadvantaging conditions.
Programs include:
Gateway to Employment, Suit Your Self and emergency vouchers

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

The Gateway to Employment Retail Training program is an intensive entrepreneurial 12-week training program that focuses on the particular needs of individuals who experience barriers to employment
It was created and facilitated by Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires offer practical knowledge and a hands-on experience in the retail sales/customer service geared toward individuals with barriers to gainful employment. The program is offered in conjunction with the RISE Up program provided by the National Retail Federation (NRF), which includes coursework on Retail Industry Fundamentals. Participants will receive certification from the nationally recognized RISE Up program. This program includes hands on training/coaching to gain the hard skills related to retail, thereby arming them with the hard and soft skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the workplace. In addition, participants receive help in resume building, interview skills and applying for jobs online at the end of the program.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults

The Gateway to Employment Custodial Training program is an intensive 8 week custodial program to be offered 3 times per year with 4-6 students per class that focuses on the particular needs of individuals who experience generational poverty. There is a 30 billion-dollar market for commercial janitorial services in the United States. Office cleaning represents 61% of that $30 billion, or just over 18 billion dollars. Based on this information, we concluded that there was a significant need for a custodial training program. In addition, a custodial program is a good fit with our Goodwill Mission – “To help community members with barriers to employment attain independence and self-sufficiency, gain confidence and enhance their quality of life through vocational, education, work-training and other support services”. This training program is a blend of classroom instruction along with hands-on, supervised training within Goodwill facilities. The program includes CPR/First Aid Certification, Blood Borne and Air Borne Pathogen Certification as well as Soft Skills Boot Camp Certification.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Case management notes, personal interviews,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires and Southern Vermont, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 9/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms Miriam Maduro

Attorney at Law

Term: 2020 -


Board co-chair

Lisa MacCormack

State Judicial

Term: 2016 -

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/02/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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