When Christy came to Goodwill she was faced with many challenges including homelessness, being a single parent, low self-esteem and having no income. She enrolled in Goodwill’s FOCUSED program, which helps individuals transition off of welfare. Christy excelled through the program and found employment with 7-Eleven. She immediately excelled and advanced in her positions with 7-Eleven, being promoted four times in two years. She looks forward to the opportunity to mentor new employees. Because of her success, Christy was invited to a closed door session with members of Congress to share her story. She one day hopes to own several 7-Eleven franchises.
Goodwill staff were very supportive of me and went above and beyond to help me stay focused. I am thankful for their support in helping me pursue my dreams.