Vardell knows hard work pays off

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 1, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by GoodwillIndy posted in Employment, success story

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    It’s apparent within minutes of meeting Verdell Evans that she has a burning desire to succeed. Previously, she was fueled by negative influences and destructive choices. She left home at a young age and used and sold drugs. She was incarcerated twice, serving nearly 18 years in prison. Having fulfilled the terms of her sentence and parole, Evans is now blazing a trail that she had never thought possible.

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    Independence Through Employment at Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 28, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, disability

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    Chrissy Wilkins was referred to Goodwill by Indiana's Vocational Rehabilitation Services program last year. She was born with Down syndrome and has worked for New Hope Services in Jeffersonville since graduating from high school in 1994. Chrissy was already taking swimming and art classes at the Clark County YMCA when she expressed an interest in taking on a housekeeping role there.

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    Disabled Hoosier Overcomes Challenges, Pays It Forward

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 26, 2017 6:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, disability

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    Born with cerebral palsy, Nathanial Gregory credits his successful high school experience in part to accommodations that were designed to help him overcome his educational barriers. Upon graduation, he enrolled in college – the first in his family to attend – and found himself in an unfamiliar academic setting with little knowledgeable guidance.

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    Discovering New Career Possibilities Through Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2017 5:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, success story, goodwill guides

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    When Patrick Gnall first joined Goodwill in 2013, he was hired as an associate at the Fishers store. Having recently relocated from another state, he didn’t have a large support system or a professional credential. He experienced social anxiety and lacked direction for his future.

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    Former Indy Met High School Student Graduates College, Discusses Future

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 9, 2017 6:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    An eager learner, Andy Deubner came to Indianapolis Metropolitan High School because he was seeking a smaller student-to-teacher ratio that would facilitate greater involvement in his education and success.

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    It's Never Too Late to Make the Grade at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2017 11:41:25 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, The Excel Center, Education

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    The typical student at The Excel Center® – Goodwill’s high school for adult learners – is between 18-24 years old, but returning to school at the age of 47 isn’t the only characteristic that separates Brenda Leake from most of her classmates.

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    Nurse-Family Partnership Nurse felt a connection with New Moms

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 5, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by GoodwillIndy posted in Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership

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    After nearly two years of working at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Liz Brockland, RN, BSN, felt a need to increase her influence with patients. She thought she could have greater impact working one-on-one with people in a proactive way to prevent major health issues.

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    A Second Chance for Career Success with New Beginnings

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2017 6:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Community Partners, Employment, Goodwill Commercial Services

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    Overcoming Barriers to employment with Goodwill Guides

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, disability, success story

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    Merger between Central & Southern Indiana Goodwill Organizations

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by GoodwillIndy posted in Community Partners, Employment, Education

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    Kent Kramer, President and CEO of Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana, recently joined Candy Barksdale, retired CEO of the former Goodwill of Southern Indiana, to discuss the merger of their organizations.

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