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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    A Guide to Career Success

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 15, 2018 6:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Retail

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    In 2008, suffering from debilitating depression, Frank Farmwald found himself homeless and unable to keep a job. His condition became so severe it required him to be temporarily institutionalized. He then entered a transitional housing program as he learned to manage his depression.

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    The Land of Dreams Leads to a Diploma

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2018 8:02:00 PM / by Aisha Herring posted in The Excel Center, Education, Language Barrier

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    Coming to the United States from a different country can present many obstacles but also opportunities. For Dior Thioune, 30, one of her opportunities was education.

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    Donor Spotlight | Meet Matt Carter

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 9, 2018 6:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Community Partners, Foundation, Goodwill Donation, Goodwill Donor

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    Matt Carter, Vice President of Destination Development and Executive Director of Music Crossroads at Visit Indy, and treasurer of the Goodwill Foundation of Central & Southern Indiana, discusses why multiple generations of his family have supported Goodwill.

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    A Message from Goodwill's President for Spring 2018

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 5, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Kent A. Kramer posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, The Excel Center, Goodwill Guides, President's Message

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    It’s hard to believe that it has been a full year since the merger of the central and southern Indiana Goodwills. One of the primary motivations for the merger was the desire to increase the pace with which we could deliver mission services to southern Indiana.

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    From Part-Time to Full-Time–and now a high school graduate

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education

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    Courtney McCowan did not expect to drop out of high school only three months away from graduation. However, when she became pregnant with her first child, her health became her top priority.

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    Young Man With Traumatic Brain Injury Finds Employment Through Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Disability Services

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    After experiencing a traumatic brain injury, Aaron Yates has trouble storing long-term memories. In 2016, he started working with Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana’s Disability Services team to find a job.

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    Single Father Making School a Priority

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 19, 2018 8:00:00 PM / by Aisha Herring posted in The Excel Center, Education, Criminal History, Parents

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    When someone struggles with being in and out of the criminal justice system, it can be difficult to break the cycle. For many of these individuals, education becomes a solution to make that happen. Cortez Adkins, 23, enrolled at The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s high school for adults, in 2017 seeking a change in his life.

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    Goodwill Competes for $10,000 in Brackets for Good Tournament

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 9, 2018 11:00:00 AM / by Goodwill Young Leaders Board posted in Goodwill Young Leaders, Foundation

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    Goodwill Foundation of Central & Southern Indiana has been selected from more than 2,000 charitable organizations across the country to compete among 64 Indiana nonprofits for a chance to win $10,000. Brackets For Good is an Indianapolis-based 501(c)3 charitable organization that pairs corporate and nonprofit sponsors to host online bracket-style fundraising tournaments. Goodwill needs your support to advance in this single-elimination fundraising tournament by making a donation. 

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    Single Mother Overcomes Obstacles to Reach High School Graduation

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 5, 2018 8:00:00 PM / by Aisha Herring posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    For adults, returning to high school can be a difficult task especially when life’s obstacles arise. However, with the right support, they can still thrive in a high school setting to reach their ultimate goal—graduation. Paige Mallory, 28, learned about The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s high school for adults, after she saw a flier. In fall 2016, she decided to enroll to better her life and her children’s lives.

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