Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Ohio Valley Goodwill Welcomes State Representatives Baker and Isaacsohn to Employment and Training Center

L to R: Rep Rachel Baker, Mark Hiemstra, CEO and Rep Dani Isaacsohn

Ohio Valley Goodwill was pleased to welcome State Representatives Rachel Baker and Dani Isaacsohn to the organization’s corporate headquarters on Friday, April 28th for a tour and discussion related to the organization’s 107 year old mission of service. Representative Baker serves the citizens of the 27th House district which includes the East side of Hamilton County. Representative Isaacsohn represents the 24th House district which includes the city of Cincinnati and surrounding neighborhoods, many of which are home to Goodwill’s vocational satellites and retail stores.

Representative Baker notes as part of her position statement that “Community members are ready for leaders to work together and address the real issues facing our state and provide legislation and funding decisions that promote Ohioans’ ability to live happy and healthy lives.” Rep. Isaacsohn believes that we have to change the culture of our politics if we want to build a better future. This process starts by empowering the voices of people in the communities he serves and creating real partnerships between constituents and elected representatives. The visit to Goodwill was just one of the many that the Representatives are making to community organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area in their fact-finding and relationship building journey.

The Representatives were provided with an extensive tour of Goodwill’s programs and services for individuals with disabilities, our nation’s veterans and others experiencing challenges to employment. The legislators were impressed by the Center for Advocacy, Recreation and Education (CARE) program which is designed to provide enrichment opportunities for individuals with Developmental Disabilities served in partnership with County Boards of DD as well as the organization’s comprehensive Employment Services including Summer Youth opportunities. Additionally, the Representatives were very interested in the many services that Goodwill offers to our nation’s veterans and others challenged with homelessness.

Following the tour, the Representatives met with the Ohio Valley Goodwill team led by President and CEO, Mark Hiemstra to discuss Goodwill’s mission and interest in expanding service options in the Greater Cincinnati community in the future.

Ohio Valley Goodwill is grateful to State Representatives Rachel Baker and Dani Isaacsohn for making the time to visit Ohio Valley Goodwill and learn more about the organization’s critical services for people with disabilities and our nation’s veterans. Goodwill looks forward to working collaboratively with both Representatives in the future on service options to benefit the citizens of Greater Cincinnati.

Goodwill Team Welcomes Representatives Baker and Isaacsohn