Jun 26, 2006

Goodwill takes on computer recycling

Todd Cohen


May 15, 2006

Goodwill launches open-source intranet

Todd Cohen

Wanting to give its large and far-flung community of users better online access to shared knowledge and to one another, Goodwill Industries International has overhauled its extranet portal.

Launched last September and still growing and evolving, MyGoodwill is designed to give up to 100,000 people "the ability to interact with one another, share best practices, collaborate in real time online, and get just-in-time learning," says Steve Bergman, chief information officer.

And by using an open-source system, he

Jan 5, 2006

Durham group helps people find jobs

By Remy Adams


Jan 4, 2006

Sowing seeds, Part 2

Todd Cohen


Jun 1, 2005

Recycling enterprise

Todd Cohen


Sep 8, 2003

CitySkills ties supply, demand

By Todd Cohen

A Boston nonprofit formed in 1999 to help local job-training programs better prepare inner-city residents for entry-level technology jobs at professional firms is shifting and expanding its focus.

CitySkills, launched by Web firm CitySoft, now also aims to help employers find interns and workers from training programs in Boston and other cities.

Aug 26, 2003

Fund targets entry-level jobs

By Todd Cohen

DURHAM, N.C. -- A Durham venture fund and its nonprofit partner have changed names to make clear they are looking for a broad range of good investment deals.

A big player in a growing national network of funds that aim to spur economic development, typically investing in entrepreneurial firms in poor and hard-hit regions, SJF Ventures also is expanding its marketing.

Dec 10, 2002

Kitchen trains cooks

By Todd Cohen

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- After teaching English to parochial-school students for 13 years, Linda Vogler returned to school herself, earned a culinary degree and took a job as head chef at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, where she fed 4,000 people a day.

Jun 18, 2002

Industries for Blind expanding

By Todd Cohen

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Commodore Funderburk begins assembling every mattress his employer makes – about $5 million worth a year.

He pulls springs from a pile, places them on a worktable, wraps them with felt, staples the felt and slides the spring-assembly to the worker beside him.

Funderburk, who is 67 and has not missed a day of work in 40 years, is deaf and blind and cannot speak.

Jun 4, 2002

Nonprofits name staff

By Todd Cohen

DURHAM, N.C. -- Susan Hansell, former executive director of Good Work Inc., a Durham nonprofit that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with basic business skills, has been named executive director of Vote for America North Carolina, a new nonprofit that aims to get 150,000 more North Carolinians to the polls this fall.