Changing Lives Through Education, Training and Employment

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas (Not in Arkansas?)

501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

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The Academy at Goodwill Expands Its Learning Opportunities

Since July, Goodwill Industries of Arkansas’s programs have helped more than 9,000 Arkansans change their lives through education, training and employment. And now, that effort is expanding.

This year, one of those programs, The Academy at Goodwill is offering six new training courses to the public: CPR certification, Welding and four additional Certified Business Professional credentials (Business Communications, Business Etiquette & Professionalism, Leadership and Sales). Goodwill also offers a credential in Customer Service, OSHA 30 and forklift certification.

These programs prepare and train Arkansans for a variety of diverse, skilled jobs in Arkansas’s thriving economic environment.

“The Academy at Goodwill provides much-needed training for Arkansans seeking employment or in search of better-paying, higher-skill jobs. Employers are also using these courses as a way to better train their workforce.”
— Branndii Peterson, Program Development Manager – Business Relations

The Academy at Goodwill is a licensed trade school, offering specialized training and certifications valued by employers around the state.

For a list of course offerings, schedules and fees, click here.

Hope Rises, Goodwill's Community Partner of the Year 2018

3 Ways to File your Taxes for Free!

1. CALL AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT Trained and certified volunteers will be preparing FREE returns, by appointment only, for individuals making less than $54,000 annually. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call the Central Arkansas Development Council at (501) 326-6203.

2. VISIT A VITA SITE NEAR YOU If you do not live in the Greater Little Rock Area, you can find a free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site near you by visiting

3. FILE ONLINE There is also a separate program to help some individuals file e-taxes for free! Taxpayers with income below $66,000 in 2018 can file for free online at or

What’s Your Donation Worth in Tax Filing?

 Download our Valuation Guide (PDF)

Color of the Week

The Color of the Week is YELLOW. Stop by your local Goodwill location and look for items with yellow tags for a 50% discount. The color will change Sunday, March 24th. Featured Auctions

Did you know that you can shop Goodwill online? Check out these featured auctions and many many other unique items at

Vintage Stephen Dweck 3-Strand Gemstone Necklace

Antique Ethiopian Vellum Coptic Ge’ez Prayer Book

Ducks Unlimited Tom Taber Heron Wood Sculpture

Vintage Gurian J-M Jumbo Acoustic Guitar A1289

Our Impact in Arkansas

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The First Graduates of Arkansas’ First Adult High School

Meet the six students who, on December 8th, became the first graduates of Arkansas’s first high school for adults! Congratulations Theresa, Rachel, Halley, Stefan, Trent and Dayshia!

The next term begins April 22, 2019. We are currently accepting applications. Click here to learn more.

Your Donations Create Jobs

Learn about the power of donations and how Goodwill turns your stuff into education and employment in order to help people with barriers to success.

Find Your Dream Job Through Us

Come, visit your local Goodwill Career Center and talk with our experienced staff as they help you find the right job for you, provide interview tips, and much more!

The Good Stuff - Goodwill Blog

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DREAM: Employment Assistance For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing

More than five percent of Arkansans has a hearing disability. That’s according to a 2017 report by Cornell University.  Most of them are unable to find work. The National Deaf Center reports 60 percent of people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind are...

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Taking Thrifting Up A Notch: A Goodwill Goldmine

You have a date Saturday night - maybe planning a night out with friends… Do you let them in on your secret or keep the Goodwill goldmine all to yourself? While everyone else is at the mall buying an outfit that several other people could be wearing, costing half of...

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