Goodwill Omaha Seeks Candidates for Facebook Certification Scholarships

Goodwill Industries, Inc., ( Serving Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa (Goodwill Omaha), has been selected to participate in a grant-funded accelerated training program through Goodwill Industries International, Facebook Elevate, and Coursera that is intended to amplify diversity in the rapidly growing field of digital and social media marketing. The grant and certification program come at a time when organizations of all sizes and types are struggling to find talent.

Through the grant, Goodwill Omaha is seeking candidates for 10 scholarships covering the full cost of the Social Media Professional Certificate program offered by Facebook Elevate and Coursera before the end of 2021 in this exciting partnership.

The program is designed for people with no previous experience in marketing or social media. Goodwill Omaha will award the scholarships to qualifying participants from the Black and Latinx communities through the organization’s innovative training services, and will offer scholarship recipients Goodwill’s innovative employment services, including career change planning, résumé support, and career advice.

Members of the Omaha area’s Black, Latinx, and Hispanic communities who would like to apply for one of Goodwill Omaha’s Social Media Professional Certificate Program scholarships should contact Goodwill Omaha’s Employment Solutions program manager, Sarah Alba, at (402) 341-4609 or For more information about Goodwill’s programs and the 18 convenient locations in Omaha, Bellevue, Papillion, Fremont, Blair, Gretna, and Council Bluffs, please visit