By the time he was eight years old, Andrew Lawler had lived in five foster homes before being adopted. Always with the dream of attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and being an actor, Andrew struggled in school, eventually dropping out and finding himself living at the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley when he was nineteen years old. While in a meeting with his advisor at the Mission, a Goodwill job coach called.
Meet Roy Austin. A Youngstown, Ohio native, East High School graduate and Army National Guard veteran. Typically, you slow down with age, but not Roy. He came to the realization in his 60’s that he wanted to do more with his life and help make a difference in the lives of others. Like many of us, Roy did not want to ask for help. However, he took a leap of faith and found gratification.
It’s the season of giving and Goodwill is giving back to local teachers in a very big way. Now through December 31, educators can collect up to 25 free books for their classroom by visiting any of the eight Goodwill retail store locations across the Mahoning and Shenango valley’s. This is an opportunity to show appreciation for teachers while providing a unique way to enhance classroom resources and enrich a students’ learning experience. “Being.
Students at Youngstown State University have stepped up during the holiday season and their Greek Week festivities, and this year is no exception. For the last five years, the Office of Student Activities has partnered with the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley to identify a local nonprofit organization that can benefit from the annual clothing drive held by the sororities and fraternities on campus. This year’s recipient of nearly 10,000 pieces.