Goodwill Community Foundation Partners with Facebook to Provide Learning Tools

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Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF) has partnered with Facebook to help the social media and social networking company with its pledge to train 1 million US business owners and equip more people with the digital skills they need to compete in the modern workplace.

Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF) has partnered with Facebook to help the social media and social networking company with its pledge to train 1 million US business owners and equip more people with the digital skills they need to compete in the modern workplace. 

Facebook is launching Learn with Facebook, a career development site that provides an introduction to both the hard and soft skills people need to advance in today's digital workforce. To help make Learn With Facebook's lessons as accessible as possible, Facebook is partnering with Goodwill Community Foundation to scale this training across the US.
 
GCF and Facebook will work together to curate training resources for individuals of all backgrounds and education levels. Learn with Facebook's lessons include “Ace Your Interview” and “Manage Your Content Marketing” and are free to access. They feature case studies, insider tips, and resources from industry experts.

“We are thrilled that Facebook recognizes our work and wants to utilize our programs that have helped more than 60 million people around the world learn essential skills to live and work in the 21st century,” said Rev. Dennis McLain, president and CEO of Goodwill Community Foundation. “This partnership demonstrates GCF’s mission to ‘Create Opportunities for a Better Life’ and provides support for those who want to advance in today's digital economy.”

For more than a decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped people with learning tools and topics that range from Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more. GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 180 topics, more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free. 

A program of GCF and Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC Inc., GCFLearnFree.org’s educational content is designed and produced in the GCF Global Learning building in downtown Raleigh, NC.

About Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF) 
Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF) continues to be a leader in an era of change by providing the training required for the emerging world where technology is integrated into everyday life.  The GCF Community Foundation, a Durham-based tax-exempt organization, provides employment, fresh produce and volunteer opportunities, family services for parents with children with disabilities and free accounting services to youth programs across eastern North Carolina. All GCF programs are funded through revenue generated from the value of donated items to 40 Goodwill Community Foundation stores throughout eastern North Carolina. For more information on GCF, visit http://www.GCFGlobal.org.

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