Goodwill needs your help; our Beacon programs serving youth and families in NYC are in danger. Here’s a simple, one-minute job you can do to make a difference: please sign this petition and forward it to as many people as you can.

http://www.change.org/petitions/mayor-save-goodwill-beacon-program-at-is-141-in-astoria

You can make a difference in these kids' lives. Please sign & spread the petition today!

We’ll post more information about the impact our Beacon programs have on their local communities, but in the meantime, take a look at what the kids have accomplished through Beacons 141 and 109 in just the past year alone:

Beacon 141

Beacon 109:

Beacons are school-based community centers serving children, youth, and adults. There are currently 80 Beacons located throughout New York City, five of which are operated by the Youth Services Division of Goodwill Industries, and all of which operate in the afternoons and evenings, on weekends, during school holidays, vacation periods, and during the summer.

Typical activities for youth include:

  • Literacy activities
  • Tutoring
  • High school/college prep
  • Math clubs
  • Photography
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Martial arts

Typical activities for adults include:

  • ESL classes
  • GED preparation
  • Computer classes

Please help us keep these programs operating in the communities that need them most. Thank you for your support, Goodwill fans!

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