Goodwill Industries of East Texas — Community Inclusion Project

Project Goal
Address the lack of integrated job options for people with developmental disabilities (DD)

Project Summary
Through TCDD Community Inclusion projects, organizations create opportunities and address barriers so people with disabilities can experience full community life. Full community inclusion is defined as participating in education, employment, and social activities in the community alongside people both with and without disabilities. Ultimately, the goal of these projects is to produce short-term and long-term systems change.

Using a multiliteracy approach to career training, Goodwill Industries of East Texas supported people with DD in developing financial, digital, and basic life skills. The project increased independence and financial stability through meaningful employment for people with DD. 

Project Period
August 2020 to July 2021

409 W. Locust St.  
Tyler, TX 75702

Geographic Reach
Anderson, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Marion, Panola, Rusk, Shelby, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood counties

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