Meet The Excel Center in Clarksville's First Graduate

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 19, 2018 8:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education

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    “Three lessons that I learned in school are that George Washington fought Cornwallis in the Battle of Charleston, not to take things for granted and never give up.”

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    Nurse-Family Partnership Empowers Young Families

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, TalentSource, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    Dianna Tolentino was referred to Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership® program by her OB in 2013.

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    From Burma to Indy: A Young Mother Perseveres

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 11, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Beverly Phillips posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Language Barrier, Parents

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    Grace is a typical 5-year-old who likes to play dress up and watch cartoons on YouTube. She’s healthy, has lots of friends and has hit every developmental milestone since infancy. She’s eager to start kindergarten. Each of these things is a small miracle given that her mother’s journey to Indianapolis began 20 years ago and more than 8,000 miles away.

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    Mother and Daughter Graduate High School Together

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    “If I do it, then you have to do it, too.” These were the last words Courtney Messer had said to her mom, Misty Weikel, before they both enrolled at The Excel Center in August of 2013.

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    Thanks to A Mother's Encouragement

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 8, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Julio Chavira posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Parents

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    Returning to school can have a big impact on someone’s life. Julio Chavira found himself in the Juvenile Detention Center realizing he didn't want to continue down the road he was going. 

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    President's Message for Goodwill Industries Week

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 7, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Kent A. Kramer posted in President's Message

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    Southern Indiana Welcomes First Nurse-Family Partnership Baby

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 5, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Beverly Phillips posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents, Southern Indiana

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    Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) pairs mothers pregnant with their first child with a registered nurse for ongoing home visits aimed at supporting mothers and families in providing the very best start for their children during the earliest, most developmentally critical years. NFP is an international, community health program, widely researched and recognized for increasing health care access and improving health outcomes.

    Goodwill’s NFP expanded its reach in southern Indiana in early 2017 and our first baby was born in November.

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    First Nurse, First Baby and First of the First-Time Moms

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Marissa Emerson posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Success Story, Parents

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    Nurse-Family Partnership®'s humble beginning more than six years ago seems like a distant memory. But not for Unique Johnson, her son Ezra and their nurse, Marilynn Berry-Stamm.

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    Mother of Four Prepares to Graduate from The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 28, 2018 6:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Education, Language Barrier, Parents

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    Born in California, Leticia Ibarra finished middle school before her family relocated to Mexico.

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    Passion Drives a New Career Through Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2018 6:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Retail

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    Some of Zach Hopper’s fondest memories of his mother include shopping at Goodwill for clothes and toys when he was a child. His family was poor and his mother struggled with addiction, often leaving him to care for a younger sibling.

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