Old Line worked hand-in-hand with Maryland’s Legislative and Executive Branches to secure funding for client Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake.
During the 2022 legislative session, Old Line Government Affairs helped its client Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake secure much needed funding for its innovative adult education program.
Qualified job training organizations, such as Goodwill Industries, often rely on budgetary actions in order to support their training programs. Goodwill Industries has developed the Excel Adult Education Program in Baltimore City to offer services and opportunities that prepare its students for careers that pay a family sustaining wage.
Goodwill’s Excel Center serves a diverse population with students of all races, genders and ages. Through a blend of traditional high school course requirements students earn credentials that increase access to higher education, employment with higher wages and increased career prospects.
This program has experienced 10 years of success in jurisdictions such as Indiana, Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, and the District of Columbia and this legislative session, Goodwill sought to bring the same results to Maryland.
In a year celebrated for a budget surplus, Old Line not only lobbied for legislative support, but also worked closely with the Executive Branch to secure funding for Goodwill. Old Line was able to successfully lobby for Goodwill’s Excel program to receive financial support through the state budget, making a positive impact on the community for years to come.
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