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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    This Senior Is Determined to Reach her Life-long Education Goal

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 23, 2018 8:00:00 PM / by Scott Crabb posted in Employment, Education, Senior Community Service Employment Program, McClelland Scholarship

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    Ella Morris is 63 years old, a mother of four and a grandmother of five. Throughout her life, she has valued education and dreamed of becoming a college graduate. Being a 2017 McClelland Scholar will bring her that much closer to achieving her goal.

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    The Excel Center celebrates 3,000th Graduate

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 9, 2018 8:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Education

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