Goodwill Mission Success Stories

Goodwill of Greater Washington‘s mission is to educate, train, employ and place people with disadvantages and disabilities, creating a stronger workforce and a more vital community while building dignity for the people they serve through the removal of barriers to personal success.


One of their success stories is Ronald Fogle.


Ronald was born without a left arm. He was raised by his father and sister after his mother passed away when he was two years old.


Growing up, he was teased often about his disability. He felt shame because he often felt like he was so different than everyone else. Inside, Ronald was more determined to overcome his disability than anyone could have ever imagined. He was determined to be an example of hard work and dedication to his children, and to live a full, independent life.


After completing Goodwill of Greater Washington’s Environmental Services training course in 2005, Ronald landed a custodial job he loves at the Old Post Office Pavilion in downtown Washington. Today, over three years later, Ronald continues to work tirelessly to support himself and his children.


To learn more about Ronald and other Goodwill of Greater Washington Mission Success Stories, visit this link.



If you missed the last Community Cinema [DC] presentation of FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE, you have one more chance — see the film, meet Stephen Kopalchick of Goodwill of Greater Washington, and Joyce Lowery-Muis of Art Enables (with art by Art Enables)
WHEN: Sunday, January 23 at 3 PM
WHERE: Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th Street, NW
FREE. For reservations, email onceinmylife[at]communitycinema-dc[dot]org or call 202-939-0794.

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