Financial education is critical to any person who is new to employment and it is a core
element taught in all programs at Goodwill. Lessons include interactive activities ranging from
basic budgeting for groceries and rent, opening and maintaining a checking account, to more
advanced tutorials like how credit works. Goodwill collaborates with financial institutions to
provide financial literacy to participants at partner agencies such as Veterans Affair Offices and
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program
During tax season, Goodwill hosts the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) in collaboration with the Internal Revenue Service, United Way, other partner agencies and local volunteers. Working individuals and families who earn less than $55,000 a year can have their taxes prepared, resolved and submitted for free through the VITA program.
Goodwill hosts three annual Job Fairs which are open to the public and average 200 job
seekers and 35 employers at each fair.
Resume writing workshops are also conducted weekly at the Nueces County Jail serving
ten inmates each week. Inmates are enrolled in the workshop right before they are eligible for
release. Program outcome includes being able to use the resume to gain employment. Inmates
are encouraged to contact Goodwill if they need further assistance with job placement.
Through a partnership with Del Mar College, Goodwill offers ESL classes Monday – Thursday from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.