Nurse-Family Partnership Supports Black Breastfeeding Week

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 15, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents

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    The week of August 25-31, 2019 marked the celebration of Black Breastfeeding Week, a national campaign dedicated to bringing awareness to the nationwide racial disparity in breastfeeding rates. The week focuses on promoting the positive effects that breastfeeding has on an infant’s health and reduction in infant mortality rates, which affects black infants at a higher rate than whites.

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    Meet Eric Powell

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Rana Mitchell posted in Disability, Disability Services, Retail, mental health, #NDEAM

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    Disability Services at Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana helps Hoosiers find employment within Goodwill and outside agencies. Through programs such as Vocational Rehabilitation and Follow-Along Services, Goodwill works hard to provide the best possible work environment for individuals with disabilities and barriers. Disability Services is designed to make the transition into the workforce as seamless as possible, by offering a variety of accommodations. 

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    Employer Partnership Leads to New Career Paths

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 6, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Jessamon Jones posted in Community Partners, Employment, The Excel Center, Education

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    Tom Wood Ford recently hosted an open house for Goodwill’s Excel Center students, graduates and mission program participants to learn firsthand about employment opportunities and a service tech apprenticeship program. 

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    Excitement for Education Pays Off

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Chris Wass posted in Employment, Education, Goodwill Guides, Retail, Southern Indiana

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    Meet Alexis Hornung & Andrew Weston

    Alexis Hornung and Andrew Weston work together at their local Goodwill store in Corydon. They each turned 18 years old and graduated from high schools in Harrison County this past spring. Alexis, who graduated from Lanesville Senior High School with academic honors, always enjoyed being around kids and tutoring her classmates. Her passion for teaching was solidified at a young age by her stepmother, who taught special education.

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    Mother of Five Succeeds at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2019 4:00:00 PM / by Rana Mitchell posted in Employment, The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    Itzel Quintero is a mother of five children with a strong sense of will and determination. Initially living in California, Itzel and her family settled down in Indiana to start over and relieve some of their financial burdens. However, new financial barriers emerged after the cross country move. Itzel struggled to find solid employment that would allow her to provide for her children.

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    Just Find A Way

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 6, 2019 4:30:00 PM / by Rana Mitchell posted in Employment, Retail, Southern Indiana

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    Meet Candice England

    Candice England calls herself an Indiana transplant. Originally from Georgia, she relocated to Indiana after she remarried.

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    A Path to Success Through Indy Met

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 3, 2019 4:00:00 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Success Story, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    Indianapolis Metropolitan High School is designed for students experiencing circumstances that may present a barrier to education. Supports such as free child care, transportation assistance, family empowerment coaching and small class sizes help students remove those barriers and meet their goals.

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    Back on Track

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Rana Mitchell posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education

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    The Excel Center graduate, Nyla Wills story

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    Support while Pursuing a Nursing Career

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 26, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Colleen Grile posted in Employment, McClelland Scholarship, Retail

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    Cayley Golay is an unstoppable force whose main source of fulfillment is her desire to help people. Cayley joined the Goodwill family when she was a junior in high school, working in retail stores throughout her high school career until she found a job in manufacturing after graduation. When Cayley realized she wanted to go back to school to pursue a nursing career, she chose to return to Goodwill where she knew she would be supported through the process.

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    Cheyenne's Hard Work Pays Off

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 19, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Stolz posted in The Excel Center, Education

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    Cheyenne Caldwell beamed with excitement as she walked across the stage to receive her Core 40 Diploma from The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s high school for adults. Graduating Cum Laude, Cheyenne’s hard work and determination finally paid off. Before attending The Excel Center, Cheyenne experienced many barriers that made it difficult to achieve her educational goals.

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