Goodwill of Central Iowa

Ashley Raske, Community Benefits Specialist, Goodwill of Central Iowa Mission Services

Q: What makes your business special?
A: At Goodwill of Central Iowa (GCI), we look at what a person can do instead of what they cannot do. We believe each person is a unique and purposeful individual. We meet our program participants where they’re at in their employment journey by seeing them, hearing them, and caring about their happiness, fulfillment, and success.

Q: How does your business contribute to the community?
A: GCI contributes to our community by helping those we serve see their own potential. We help individuals overcome employment barriers by building confi dence and strengthening workplace skills as they move toward purposeful employment. In return, the workforce within our community is more vibrant, inclusive and diverse.

Q: What is unique or noteworthy about your team?
A: Each member of our Mission Services Team has an unwavering passion for what they do. They successfully build lasting connections with each program participant. This not only improves our work and resilience as a team but creates a uniquely supportive environment for the individuals we love and believe in.

Q: What is your company’s mission, vision or values?
A: GCI embraces our mission to make purposeful employment possible for all Central Iowans. By providing programs rooted in our values of love, kindness and respect – we are building confidence, strengthening abilities and ensuring all individuals have an opportunity in the workplace.

5355 NW 86th Street | Johnston, IA 50131 | (515) 265-5323 | dmgoodwill.org

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