Goshen Valley named one of AJC’s Top Workplaces 2021

Goshen Valley has been named one of the AJC’s Top Workplaces 2021!

The Goshen Valley Foundation has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. We are grateful to the 65 full time employees at Goshen Valley who felt that we were deserving of this recognition. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong business performance,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business.”

Of the 3,035 companies surveyed, the AJC named 175 Georgia employers as their 2021 Top Workplaces. Goshen Valley is one of 86 in the small business category, one of 9 non-profits, and one of 2 employers in Cherokee County named to the list.

Zach Blend, CEO of Goshen Valley, says that Goshen’s mission to provide hope, healing, and generational change to foster youth is something that the Goshen team has rallied around.

“When you have such an important mission, it is easier to look past the issues that can hurt morale. Our employees are part of something bigger than themselves, and at times the work can be just as transformational to us as it is our kids.” – Zach Blend, CEO

Not only is this announcement meaningful for Goshen employees, it also makes a major impact on the youth and families that we serve. The 113 kids in our care have had family come in and out of their lives previously, and Goshen wants to ensure the staff and foster parents that work with them are in it for the long haul. The vulnerable families in need of mental health services coming to Goshen can know that their case worker and therapist will be better equipped to get them back on their feet. Prospective foster families who are considering making a life altering change to bring kids into their home know that they will have the training and support of a great team that will be by their side through the journey.

This announcement means a great deal to the team at Goshen Valley, and we are excited for the ways that it will impact our youth and families as we work to create generational change.