Goodwill Industries of Central Texas

“DeKarea moved to Austin, Texas in August 2012 from Louisiana. DeKarea had dropped out of school after completing the eighth grade, and he needed extra support in order to get a GED and achieve his dream of becoming a pastry chef. Through Goodwill’s programs, DeKarea was able to obtain a job, internship and academic classes necessary to achieve his dreams. Attendance for class and the internship would not have been possible at all without the transportation assistance he obtained from Goodwill and the Transit Empowerment Fund.”