Goodwill of the Coastal Empire Inc

We train people to work because jobs change lives.

aka Goodwill Southeast Georgia   |   Savannah, GA   |  www.goodwillsega.org

Mission

To assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed. We believe every individual should be given the opportunity to achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency.

Ruling year info

2013

President and CEO

Michael J. Winckler

Main address

7220 Sallie Mood Drive

Savannah, GA 31406 USA

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Formerly known as

Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire Inc.

EIN

46-1548302

NTEE code info

Goodwill Industries (J32)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We believe people who want to work – including those with a disability or socio-economic barrier – should be able to do so. That young people can be helped to overcome family and life challenges, so they can succeed in their education and life.

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?

Opportunity Center at Goodwill

Goodwill Southeast Georgia operates four Opportunity Center in our 33 county region. These Centers provide individual support, meaningful training, and employment assistance to prepare individuals for success in today's ever changing workplace. Goodwill is committed to closing the skills gap between job seeker and employer by continuously improving our training, education, and employment assistance programs to meet the needs of the community.
Our Centers offer intensive wrap-around services, including- skills assessments and development, comprehensive digital skills and other virtual training programs, tuition free-certifications, scholarships for continued education, and connections to community resources and employers.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
Economically disadvantaged people

Goodwill Southeast Georgia provides a variety of programs and specialized services that assess and identify an individual’s abilities, job readiness skills and training needs, while offering individual assistance from Goodwill team members.

Participation is based on referrals from partner agencies, including Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency and the Veterans Administration.

These programs are designed for those who desire employment and would benefit from additional skills to be successful on the job

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Goodwill Southeast Georgia mentors at-risk youth in high-risk situations to make better life choices. At this critical moment in their lives, with a high unemployment rate for youth, can be discouraging to many teens. These young adults need positive role models who demonstrate to them that they can in fact overcome their situation and succeed.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Adolescents

We provide in-depth work readiness skills training and job placement services in all four of Opportunity Center locations- Savannah, Statesboro, Brunswick and Waycross.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people

Goodwill Southeast Georgia offers an array of digital skills training courses and certifications, including- Google Digital Skills, Microsoft Word and Excel, Skills to Succeed, and many more. These services are available both virtually and in our centers.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Accreditations

CARF Accreditation 2020

Awards

Lighting The Way Award 2019

Suntrust Foundation

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of hours of training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of hours we provided training to our clients

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total number of clients who were provided Goodwill services.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Goodwill Southeast Georgia’s mission to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed is anchored in our belief that every individual should be given the opportunity to achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency. Through our values, we are leading those we serve to sustainable economic independence.

Education is often referred to as the great equalizer: It can open the door to better jobs, critical resources, and skills that a family needs to not just survive, but thrive. Goodwill knows that education and employment are proven solutions to poverty.

Our Opportunity Center model consist of three main pillars - Support, Educate, Employ. These components include evidence informed and field tested-approaches to support employment readiness and career advancement.

PILLAR 1: SUPPORT- ASSESS AND EVALUATE
PILLAR 2: EDUCATE - EQUIP AND CONNECT
PILLAR 3: EMPLOY- ADVOCATE AND AMPLIFY

Goodwill has implemented this ongoing systematic process of onboarding, and development to ensure individuals are poised and ready not simply to get a job, but to succeed in their desired career.

We operate 17 stores selling donated clothing and household items, an advanced manufacturing facility, staffing agency and provide contract services to government entities in 33 Georgia and South Carolina counties. These operations generate more than $31M in annual revenues; funding programs and creating job opportunities.

In 2020, Goodwill Southeast Georgia provided more than 7800 training hours and helped over 500 individuals achieve sustainable employment. Our community impact is expanded by our position as an employer who continually develops the skills and educational attainment of our own associates so that those individuals can achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency.

The pandemic created an urgency and need for adaption and our organization responded with success. Our teams were able to implemented a virtual service delivery model within a short amount of time and being providing our services remotely while increasing self-directed and facilitated group trainings with a focus on digital, and critical employability skills.

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?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

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

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Goodwill of the Coastal Empire Inc

Board of directors
as of 3/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Adel Karam

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Board co-chair

Jenny Gentry

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Allyson Harvin

SERVPRO of Savannah

Nancy DeVetter

Georgia Legal Services

Michael Winckler

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Charles Bowen

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Emily Coiner, CPA

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Dr. Tom Jones

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Robert Miller

Retired, IAP

Chad Wiggins

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Larry Rivers

Retired, Harlem Globetrotters

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/24/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data