Success story: Cliff ( BankWork$ )

In early 2017 Cliff Ragadio retired after 20 years of Army service and faced a daunting decision – what’s next? At 39, Ragadio wanted to grow beyond the structured life that he had enjoyed since 19, and he still needed the financial capacity to help his children through college.  He wanted room to grow and…

Success Story: Monica (GED Program)

When Monica moved to Washington to live with her uncle, she was without direction. She had not completed high school and was unsure about how to establish herself. Then she learned about the GED Program at Longview Goodwill’s Work Opportunity Center. “I was nervous but I tried it out and I ended up liking it.”…

Success Story: Jose (Operation GoodJobs)

Jose joined the U.S. Army as a reservist in 2001. “In the beginning, I was focused on the Army’s education benefits and scholarships,” he said, “but I soon transitioned to active-duty service.” By 2014, Jose’s military career had advanced considerably.  He had completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, become a commissioned officer, and served in…