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The mission of Goodwill Industries of Akron is to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment. Services are in response to identified community needs and are designed to help individuals reach their highest possible vocational and personal potential. Operating in the five-county region of Summit, Portage, Medina, Ashland and Richland, the Akron-based agency was established in 1927. It is a private, independent organization, operating as an affiliate member of Goodwill Industries International, and a United Way agency in Summit and Medina Counties. Goodwill helps to directly strengthen the region’s workforce through its employment programs and indirectly through the net proceeds from its retail outlets and industrial services division. Goodwill Industries of Akron is governed by a local Board of Directors representative of its service territory.
Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, Inc. works to improve the quality of life and employment opportunities for all people.
Goodwill Donations Make Good Skills Possible.
Goodwill Industries is a not-for-profit agency that provides job training and placement services to assist people with employment barriers to become self-sufficient. The Agency is especially committed to serving people with disabilities. Goodwill does this by operating retail stores and other businesses in the community that provide on-the-job training and fund Goodwill’s programs.