SF Goodwill Addresses Critical Work Readiness Gap with 3rd Annual Resource Fair on May 2nd

More than 30 San Francisco community organizations join SF Goodwill to remove employment barriers by connecting people with housing, health, food and legal services.

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“Goodwill’s annual Resource Fair is a vital event for our local community struggling to make ends meet in San Francisco," Robert Barron, Goodwill Resource Specialist.

(PRWEB) May 02, 2014

WHO:    
Goodwill of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties (SF Goodwill), MEDA, Jobs NOW, Eviction Defense Collaborative, Children’s Council, Compass Family Services, Department of Rehabilitation, Mission Kids, Precita Center, 5 Keys Charter School, Woo Yee Children’s Service, La Casa de las Madres, Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Bay Area Legal Aid, JobsNOW, Chase, Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights, Hunter’s Point Family Foundation, Carecen, Asian Neighborhood Design and more.

WHAT:    
The 3rd Annual Resource Fair brings stabilizing resources to San Francisco residents on the path to work readiness. More than 30 SF community organizations will be on-hand to directly connect people with a range of resources that are critical factors impacting work readiness such as: employment, housing, food, health, re-entry, financial services, domestic violence counseling, immigration, clothing assistance, public benefits, disability services, children’s services and more.

WHERE:    
Goodwill Headquarters, 1500 Mission Street @ 11th/Mission, San Francisco, CA 94103

WHEN:     
Friday, May 2 from 1 – 4pm

WHY:    
For almost one hundred years, Goodwill, through the power of work, has provided a hand up for local people in need of a second chance. Goodwill is often a last hope for the chronically unemployed. Goodwill helps thousands of people migrate from public assistance to paycheck, become self-sufficient and take part in supporting their families and communities.

QUOTES:
“Goodwill’s annual Resource Fair is a vital event for our local community struggling to make ends meet in San Francisco. We deploy our vast network of partnerships to connect people to crucial services that can help them address potential barriers to employment.” Robert Barron, Goodwill Resource Specialist

“We recognize that education is a barrier many individuals face. Our tuition free high school diploma courses, GED, ESL and adult basic education classes remove educational barriers and increase employable skills.” Kenny Hsu, Assistant Director of Workforce Education, Five Keys Charter School

VISUALS:
    -300 plus SF residents seeking support services
    -Resource tables with a range of brochures and support/service guidance for those in need
    -Community resource specialists helping San Francisco residents seeking assistance


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