Goodwill and Carter County Schools FRC forge partnership to support students and families

Published 12:49 pm Thursday, February 22, 2024

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The Carter County Schools Family Resource Center (FRC) and Goodwill Industries of Tenneva Area, Inc. (GITA) have announced a partnership aimed at supporting students and families within the Carter County School System.
The collaboration underscores the commitment of both organizations to serve the community by addressing the crucial need for accessible basic clothing options for students. Through this joint effort, Carter County Schools FRC will expand its reach to assist more individuals and families in need.
Jenny Jones, Coordinator of Carter County Schools FRC, emphasized the importance of addressing students’ basic needs to maximize their academic potential. “This exciting partnership with Goodwill will help us meet those needs, further unlocking the potential of students, families, and schools,” Jones said.
Matt DeLozier, Vice President of People Operations at Goodwill, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, highlighting its potential to provide essential resources to students and families. “Together, we will be able to make a greater impact in providing basic needs to students and families. This collaboration exemplifies our shared commitment to providing resources for students to thrive,” DeLozier added.
The Carter County Schools FRC serves as a resource and support hub for the entire school district, working closely with school personnel to bridge gaps between home and school. For more information about the FRC, individuals can contact Jenny Jones or Christy Childers at 423-547-1651.
Goodwill Industries of Tenneva operates 10 retail locations throughout a 17-county service area, from Southwest Virginia to East Tennessee. Goodwill’s mission is to provide access to employment services for people with barriers to employment. For more information, individuals can call 423-245-0600 or visit

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