Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Goodwill’s primary objective is to help individuals with barriers to employment become self-sufficient through training and employment services. These barriers include those laid off from the workforce, those with physical or mental challenges, and those who need access to the workforce.
With a budget of nearly $50 million, Goodwill employs more than 600 individuals, operates 30 retail locations, and provides a variety of commercial services for those with severe disabilities. Most importantly, Goodwill annually provides services to more than 25,000 people in need of assistance because of physical, mental, or other social challenges and places approximately 916 into jobs giving them, “Not a charity, but a chance.” Our services are free and open to anyone. And employers can hire our participants. Our recruiters work to find the best individual for the position. Our process includes recruiting, pre-screening, testing, and orientation.
Goodwill will be opening the Excel Center in Baltimore City in 2023. The Excel Center is a tuition-free, public high school for adults 21 years of age and older. The Excel Center offers flexible class schedules, an accelerated competency-based high school curriculum with embedded job training, coaching designed to help students manage work, life, and family, on-site childcare, transportation assistance, and more.
What separates the Excel Center from other public charter high schools is that students can earn a high school diploma rather than a General Educational Development (GED), which improves their job opportunities upon completion. In addition to the academic curriculum, students at the Excel Center will benefit from other wraparound services provided by Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake. To learn more, visit goodwillches.org/excelcenterinformation/.
Individuals can get involved by donating. We accept material, financial, and vehicle donations. Additionally, you can volunteer at our Annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Resource Fair.
Link for donations: goodwillches.org/donate/make-a financial-donation.
- Donations from the public fund job training and placement programs.
- Goodwill prepares people to secure and retain employment and build successful, independent lives.
- Our services are free and open to anyone!
- Employers can hire our participants. Our recruiters work to find the best individual for the position. Our process includes recruiting, pre-screening, testing, and orientation.
- Goodwill offers training for individuals including pharmacy technicians, digital skills, CNA/GNA and pre-apprenticeships for the construction trades.