Through education, employment, and the goodwill of others we strengthen individuals, families, communities, and the environment.
Goodwill Southern Los Angeles County values all people by supporting diversity and inclusion, and providing access for individuals in our communities to achieve their fullest potential.
Goodwill Southern Los Angeles County’s purpose is to provide vocational education, work training programs and support services for people with barriers to employment.
Goodwill, Southern Los Angeles County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that transforms donated goods into job training, education and placement services for individuals with barriers to employment. Goodwill Southern Los Angeles County serves 22 cities and communities throughout Southern Los Angeles County.
Our skills training, education, job preparation and placement programs build lives, families and communities—one job at a time. Placing individuals in productive and competitive employment fills them with the value, joy and dignity of a paycheck. We believe putting people to work not only benefits the individual, but also the community’s economic vitality through taxes, spending power, real estate values, quality of life, and relief from social services and welfare systems.
Goodwill Southern Los Angeles County is one of 165 independent Goodwills with membership in Goodwill Industries International. Goodwill Southern Los Angeles County’s headquarters in Long Beach houses its administrative offices, training programs, processing operations, transportation fleet, LiNKS Sign Language & Interpreting Services, retail store and its e-commerce operations.