Dear Friends of Goodwin Connections,
We are nearing the end of the school year and we’ll soon see 34 of our student parents graduating from our program with their certificates and degrees in hand. They’ve been through a lot these last two years and you’ve been with them every step of the way.
In fact, throughout this past school year you’ve supported 123 student parents, 177 of their children, and 473 family members in total with childcare tuition, basic essentials, and more!
As part of our program, all parents are eligible for career development opportunities–geared toward student parents–to help support them in their job search.
Last month, Goodwin hosted an in-person College to Career event, where students received complimentary headshots and resume and cover letter reviews. Over the summer, we’ll continue to make networking introductions between our student parents and volunteer Career Connectors to help with informational interviews and workplace contacts.
And, when there is a partnership to be made that will benefit our families educationally, we want to help make that connection for them. So we jumped at the chance to connect with our newest partner.
In April, Goodwin became one of the first nonprofit affiliates in King County/WA state to connect with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Because of this new statewide partnership, all the children in our program, ages 0-4, will receive books mailed to their homes each month. Since April, 449 books have been delivered!
We so appreciate your commitment to the success of our families.
With much gratitude,
We want to give a special Team Goodwin thanks our year-round sponsor, Capital One Café. From supporting our fall and winter fundraisers Gather for Goodwin and JOYful Giving to sponsoring our Student Parent Career Kit–now available to any student parent attending our local colleges–they have been with our student parents throughout this whole year cheering them on as they work toward brighter financial futures for their families.
For more information and to see everything the Capital One Cafés have to offer, check out capitalone.com/local or stop by the Café in South Lake Union or Bellevue.