Leadership Spotlight | Amy Falkenstein, MSN, RN, CLS

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 22, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Stephenie Snow posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Southern Indiana, Mission Awareness

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    Excel Center ‘Lights Fire’ to Mother’s Life

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 14, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Kennedy Gallagher posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Disability, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    Sarah Verhines graduated from The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s high school for adults, in January 2020 at 26 years old while working full time and expecting her first child. Even though she was top 15 in her original high school class, circumstances beyond her control prevented her from graduating.

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    Leadership Spotlight | Eric Schlegel, VP of Operations for Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 9, 2021 12:00:00 PM / by Stephenie Snow posted in Retail, COVID-19, Leadership Spotlight

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    Meet Eric Schlegel, Vice President of Operations for Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana. Eric has served Goodwill for over a decade, beginning as a Senior Director for Goodwill’s Outlets and E-Commerce divisions. In his current role, Eric works across the entire organization to help ensure our operations teams are set up for success in both our business and our mission every day. 

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    Steps to Success Program Kick-Starts a New Life for Goodwill Employee

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 2, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Kennedy Gallagher posted in Employment, Success Story, Goodwill Commercial Services, Former Addiction, Mission Awareness

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    Rocky Nolen is a Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana employee who currently works as part of the janitorial team at the Army Reserves on 96th street in Indianapolis. As a member of the Indiana Army Reserves from 1978-1986, this role is perfect for him. Rocky has overcome several obstacles since the start of his journey with Goodwill, including drug addiction, experiencing homelessness and hospitalization due to a coma. Today though, Rocky is able to support a healthy, beautiful family thanks to his drive to overcome life’s challenges and a training program he learned about in 2005. 

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    Goodwill Retail Provides Positive Multi-Generation Impact

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 25, 2021 1:43:56 PM / by Kennedy Gallagher posted in Success Story, Retail, Multi-gen impact

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    Robert Ford and his two children all work with Goodwill’s retail division at different locations. His adopted son, Avery Ford, works as a Sales Floor Associate and his step-daughter, Kelsie Carter, works as a Team Lead.

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    Goodwill Celebrates Juneteenth

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Ivan P. Cropper posted in Goodwill Commercial Services, Children's Learning Center, Goodwill Outlet, ClickGoodwill, Retail, Southern Indiana, Mission Awareness

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    June 19, or “Juneteenth” as it’s commonly known, commemorates the day in 1865 when enslaved Black residents in Texas learned from Union soldiers that they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation more than two years before. 

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    Goodwill Education Initiatives Thrives in 2021

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 11, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    Goodwill’s education division proudly celebrates over 300 new high school graduates this month! Indianapolis Met High School celebrated their newest class of graduates on June 5, and The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s free high school for adults, will recognize its Class of 2021 across 15 ceremonies this weekend. 

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    Never Giving Up | Bobetta’s Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 8, 2021 1:15:00 PM / by Nathan Simpson posted in Success Story, Education, Mission Awareness

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    Bobetta Wright was one of Indiana’s 7% of teenage girls to get pregnant while she was in high school. Due to circumstances surrounding her pregnancy, Bobetta was told to leave her high school and never returned to finish. Without a high school diploma, Bobetta and her husband were unable to find employment, leaving them unable to secure stable housing. Her family bounced around from place to place for several years, even having to spend one winter out in a tent.

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    Gaining Confidence | Madison’s Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2021 11:45:00 AM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness

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    Madison Stevenson, 20, has big goals that include earning a PhD and pursuing a career in engineering. Yet, there was a point in time that Madison believed she might not earn a high school diploma. 

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    Leadership Spotlight | Lynn Baldwin, RN, MSN, WHNP, Regional Director for Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 21, 2021 10:15:00 AM / by Stephenie Snow posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Nurses Month

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