One People, One House: Goodwill, hope emerge in Elms’ urban education effort

Editor’s note: This viewpoint is part of The Republican’s continuing series, One People, One House, a community dialogue on where we are today on the issues of racism and policing across the country and here at home.

On July 26, as the body of Congressman John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge one last time, America faced an inescapable historical moment. The country is coming to grips with the realization that racial hierarchy, one of the pillars of American society since colonial time, is no longer acceptable.

The majority of the country believes that people should no longer be apportioned more or less life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, based on their race. This is a very hopeful moment for the United States and, all across the country, people are sowing the seeds for a more equitable society. Elms College was ahead of the trend. We have been working

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Goodwill of Central, Coastal Va. names workforce development VP

Mark Heinlein joins the organization

Mark Heinlein

Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia announced Sept. 1 it has hired Mark Heinlein as vice president of workforce development.

With 30 years of experience, Heinlein most recently served as head of talent management for Affordable Care LLC. In his new role, he will oversee workforce development and will be responsible for securing partnerships to develop leadership and professional skills of Goodwill associates. 

Heinlein held senior talent management and organizational development positions with the Cleveland Clinic, Lenovo Group Ltd., Carestream and Aramark Corp. and also served 11 years as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves.

“When we began the search for our vice president of our workforce development services, we knew we wanted someone who could bring a unique perspective to the table,” Goodwill CEO Mark Barth said in a statement. “Mark does just that.

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