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Goodwill’s training programs and services help people find jobs.


Diverse Non-profit Organization

Goodwill Industries of Metropolitan Chicago is a diverse 501(c)(3) non-profit community organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. We provide training, employment and supportive services for people with disabilities or disadvantages who seek greater independence. This mission — 100 years strong — strengthens individuals, families and communities.

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CARF Accreditation

Goodwill has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) since 1972.


Think Before You Donate—Get the Facts!

Goodwill­® has an over 100 year track record in providing services that meet critical human needs in local communities in the U.S., Canada and 12 other countries. 

Because we are widely known and respected as a network of nonprofits that create employment placement, job training and education services through the sales of donated items in Goodwill Store & Donation Centers; we sometimes stand in the line of fire from individuals and organizations who are misinformed and/or misrepresent us in public.  Read more to get the "real" facts!

Goodwill Workforce Connection Centers

Goodwill Workforce Connection Centers were opened in the greater Chicagoland area as a response to the downturn in the economy that has left so many in our community without work, many for the first time in years. For those looking for work the process is often overwhelming and they aren’t sure where to start.