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Many people associate the work of Goodwill Industries with the familiar donation store.  Most are unaware of other community assistance programs the organization provides.  A youth mentor program helps at-risk and foster children in education and employment pursuits.

Goodwill Support Employment Manager Josh Tolleson says the program covers basic life skills and education assistance for those planning to take the HiSET exam, formerly known as GED.  It also provides job readiness training and job placement. 

A Mix of Art and Music for the Holidays

Dec 2, 2014

Eleven galleries welcome guests Thursday night for a holiday art crawl in downtown Monroe and West Monroe.  The evening features artist talks and live music at several venues as part of the celebration.  "It's a variety of holiday art, from paintings to sculpture, even jewelry" says Downtown Arts Alliance Communications Consultant Ann Bloxom Smith.