Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc.

Our Business Works, So People Can.

Lincoln, NE   |  www.lincolngoodwill.org

Mission

The Mission of Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc., is willing workers employed and community resources maximized.

We Serve people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities, or dependence on public support, as well as other barriers to employment. Revenue for Goodwill comes from a variety of sources. The sale of donated goods remains the greatest source of funding for programs Goodwill provides.

Ruling year info

1942

CEO

Ms. Joanne Pickrel

Main address

2100 Judson

Lincoln, NE 68521 USA

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EIN

47-0376582

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Programs and results

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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?

Job Connection

Goodwill's Job Connection is located downtown in the Goodwill Retail Store. The purpose of Job Connection is to maximize the employability of job seekers in a market that requires some computer knowledge in nearly all jobs. Individuals may receive assistance with resume and cover letter creation and templates are available for use. Staff members are also available to help guide guests through online applications. Classes or tutorials for basic computer skills, typing and data entry are also made available. Many of the tutorials are available in both English and Spanish.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This CARF accredited program provides work opportunities to individuals whom meet admission requirements and have sufficient skills to operate independently in a retail setting. The program is intended to help participants gain the skills necessary to obtain competitive employment. Individual Program Plans are developed and reviewed to help the participant work towards achieving the long term goal of competitive employment. Retail Organizational Employment is a non-fee program that is currently fully funded by store revenue with openings and schedules based upon the business needs of our many locations.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

In December 2012, the YWCA Lincoln and Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. teamed up on the YWCA’s Job Outfitters program to better serve its participants and the Lincoln community. The program has been expanded to serve women and men who are seeking a variety of professions. Participants will now be given vouchers good at any Goodwill Retail location to shop for interview and work apparel. Those wishing to donate clothing to the YWCA for this program may now take items to any of Goodwill’s 6 Lincoln locations. For more information about the Job Outfitters program, contact the YWCA at (402) 434-3494.

Population(s) Served
Unemployed people

In 2013, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lincoln (BBBSL expanded its programming with the help of Goodwill. Through funding support from Goodwill, the agency offers extended employment preparation and career exploration through its one-to-one mentoring program.

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring is proven to help youth to improve in school and in their personal lives. Big Brother and Big Sister mentors model and teach responsible behaviors. This often includes the importance of being on time, phone etiquette, how to effectively communicate with adults and the importance of high school graduation. Developing these skills helps successfully lead youth to future employment. Mentors also often help youth to explore career and educational opportunities.

In addition to the organization’s traditional mentoring program, the agency also hosts educational match activities that enhance students’ classroom experiences and give them the opportunity to explore various careers. These match activities focus primarily on science, technology, engineering and math fields and the employment skills needed for the jobs youth either have now or hope to gain in the future.

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ vision is that all youth achieve success in life. Through Goodwill’s support, the agency is helping youth to gain the valuable life skills needed for future employment.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Families

Goodwill has been working with people who are connected to the correctional system over the years. Our mission is willing workers employed and community resources maximized and we find that our services are needed by this group.

Goodwill has served individuals on parole and probation in the past and has tried several times to launch programming that would occur inside of the prison. As a part of that process, we came to know Mr. Jim Jones who founded Community Justice Center. Community Justice Center offers programming that helps ex-offenders with the victim and community impact portion of their rehabilitation.

We have contracted with Mr. Jones to add a Goodwill employment readiness component to the services he provides inside the prison. We have determined that the victim impact programming is antecedent to moving forward with other employment readiness and job search activity. Through this collaboration we hope to aide these individuals with lower recidivism rates and help them transition back into the community.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people

Lincoln Literacy has received funding from Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. in an effort to help those with limited English proficiency acquire the skills needed to search for and maintain employment. Lincoln Literacy’s current Workforce Readiness English program teaches students vocabulary, equips them with job-seeking skills, and prepares students for participation in the Nebraska workforce.

"This partnership is a win-win-win," said Lincoln Literacy Executive Director Clayton Naff. "It will benefit Lincoln Literacy, Goodwill, and most importantly, the refugee and immigrant families who are our students." The goal of this cooperation is to create a smooth transition between the programs and workforce for students. Selected Workforce Readiness students will undergo a brief training session and be personally guided through the registration process at the American Job Center, where Goodwill provides a variety of employment services. “It can be difficult to navigate through two separate programs, especially for students learning English,” said Naff. "Working together, we can make sure that our students have a smooth transition and that they are able to take full advantage of all of the services available."

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

Where we work

Accreditations

CARF 2017

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 interview clothing consultations provided

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

Work status and occupations

Related Program

YWCA Job Outfitters

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Estimated dollar value of clothing and household goods donations

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

Work status and occupations

Related Program

YWCA Job Outfitters

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Dollars donated to support advocacy efforts

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

Family relationships, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of adults with disabilities receiving sufficient social and emotional support

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Retail Organizational Employment Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Financials

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Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rod Arndt

Great Western Bank

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/02/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability