Excel Center Student Comes Full Circle

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 14, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Jessamon Jones posted in TalentSource, The Excel Center

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    Katie Reigelsperger started at The Excel Center-Anderson in October of 2013 with zero high school credits after giving birth to her first son at the age of 13. An exceptional student, Katie seized all of the opportunities The Excel Center offered her and graduated in June 2014 with 42 credits and two industry-recognized certifications, including a pharmacy technician certification. 

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    A Special Message from Goodwill’s Board Chairs

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 12, 2020 11:59:26 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Foundation, President's Message

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    Kent A. Kramer, President and CEO of Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana, discusses Goodwill’s current priorities and what comes next for the organization with the chairs of Goodwill’s three boards of directors.

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    Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership Nurses Advocate for Breastfeeding Hoosier Moms

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 7, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Maria Reisenauer, RN, MBA, CLC posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents, WBW2020

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    Though it has been around for as long as mothers have fed their children, for first-time mothers, breastfeeding is a very new, emotional and sometimes challenging experience that mom and baby have to work through together. That is where the skill and expertise of a Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Nurse can be a huge benefit to both mom and baby. 

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    Richmond Goodwill Store Goes Above and Beyond

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 5, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Retail

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    Each year, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana selects a Retail Site of the Year to honor the accomplishments of a location that did an exemplary job meeting production goals as well as providing employment opportunities to people with barriers like a disability, criminal history or lack of a high school diploma. This year, we’re honoring the team at our Richmond retail store. With more than 70 sites in central and southern Indiana, it’s quite an accomplishment to receive this award. 

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    Cook Medical Honored for Its Commitment to Goodwill’s Mission

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 29, 2020 12:10:16 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Retail

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    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana is proud to recognize Cook Medical with its Connections Award, which honors a community partner who has demonstrated a commitment to supporting Goodwill’s mission and helping individuals become self-sufficient. 

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    Celebrating Essential Workers with Disabilities

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Nicole Wiese posted in Disability Services, Retail, #ADA30

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    Matt Easterday is a pillar of the Zionsville Kroger. Most of the regulars know him by name and are always appreciative of his expert bagging skills and positive attitude. 

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    First-time Mom Overcomes Challenges with Support of Her NFP Nurse

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 22, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Success Story, mental health

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    Excel Center Graduate Achieves Dream of Earning a High School Diploma

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 15, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Goodwill Guides, Retail

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    There are 460,000 working-age Hoosiers who lack a high school diploma. Prior to The Excel Center, Goodwill’s free high school for adults, there were few options for people like Jacob Barrett who wanted to earn one. 

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    Indianapolis Metropolitan High School Student Receives Full Scholarship to Indiana University

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 8, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Success Story, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    Indianapolis Metropolitan High School is a best-fit school for students experiencing circumstances that may present a barrier to education, including teen pregnancy or parenting, homelessness, involvement with the foster care or criminal justice system and more. The school places an emphasis on ensuring students enroll in college or enter into a career that offers a higher wage post-graduation.

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    Community Service Volunteer Finds a Second Chance at a Career with Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 1, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Criminal History, Retail, Former Addiction

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    When Jesse Hendrickson first walked into Goodwill for his court-ordered community service in 2016, he was homeless and recovering from a decade-long drug addiction that had isolated him from his family. 

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