Goodwill Hawaii Receives $3 Million for Career, Learning Center

Goodwill Hawaii Receives $3 Million for Career, Learning Center

Goodwill Hawaii has announced a $3 million grant from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation in support of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Honolulu Career and Learning Center.

Slated for completion in 2020, the center will provide educational services and vocational opportunities to more than six thousand individuals, with the goal of helping them secure better-paying jobs. To be housed on a newly constructed second floor at Goodwill Hawaii's flagship location, the center will feature computer labs, community meeting areas, classroom space, and multimedia-equipped training rooms. Renovations to the facility also will expand and refresh its drive-through donation center.

In 2008, the Weinberg Foundation helped establish Goodwill's Kapolei Career and Learning Center, which provides vocational development services to more than twelve hundred people annually.

"We are grateful for the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation for believing in our vision to expand our career advancement services to meet the growing needs of urban Honolulu residents," said Goodwill Hawaii president and CEO Laura Smith. "We're excited for the opportunity to provide a new and enhanced experience for our program participants, shoppers, and donors in Honolulu. None of it would be possible without the tremendous support from community and business partners like the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation."