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In 2013, Goodwill Southern California (GSC) embarked on an ambitious endeavor to advance our mission impact in the Atwater Village /Glassell Park community. With collaborative funding from charitable organizations, including a generous gift of $50,000 from the S. Mark Taper Foundation, GSC renovated a 135,000 square foot empty building to create our new Community Enrichment Center at Fletcher Square, providing programs and services to meet the needs of local community members, veterans, and at-risk youth in the area of employment.

Opened in May 2014, the Goodwill’s Community Enrichment Center at Fletcher Square houses a flagship retail store, an outlet store, and a donation center, as well as back-of-house facilities for transportation and production. The program space includes a Career Resource Center with on-site job search services for all job seekers, as well as a veteran hub, with employment services for unemployed and / or homeless veterans. Several conference rooms for the community and co-located collaborative partners (Big Brothers Big Sisters LA and ANEW), complete the community enrichment center. We also host a local Farmer’s Market every Saturday, a monthly food pantry, and numerous community activities. The Community Enrichment Center at Fletcher Square is a robust, community-based operation that serves over a thousand community residents and military veterans annually.

To join our family of supporters to the Community Enrichment Center at Fletcher Square and bring hope, jobs, and futures to individuals with disabilities, military veterans, and at-risk youth, please contact Rebecca Reyes at (323) 539-2034 and make a contribution today!