5 Reasons to Donate & Shop at Goodwill This Holiday Season

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 23, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Education, Goodwill Donation, Retail, Mission Awareness

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    1. Find Unique Gifts

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    Nurse-Family Partnership Client’s Journey Comes Full Circle

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2022 1:33:56 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, Success Story, Parents, Mission Awareness

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    When Dea'Jenay Reid discovered she was pregnant with her first child, she was 23 and finishing a rigorous nursing school program. While the idea of parenting brought a lot of feelings of excitement, it also brought many uncertainties and feelings of anxiety. When she learned of Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana’s Nurse-Family Partnership® program during a prenatal visit with her doctor, she was eager to enroll.

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    Indy Met College Visit Day

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 18, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Shannon Brown posted in Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    This fall, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Goodwill’s best-fit school for students in grades 9-12, took the entire student body on their first College Visit Field Trip Day. 

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    Reflecting on a Decade-Long Impact

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2022 3:00:00 PM / by Bailey Ortiz posted in Nurse-Family Partnership

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    Hired in October 2011, Marilynn was the first nurse home visitor to be a part of Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana’s Nurse-Family PartnershipⓇ (NFP). She learned of Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership from a former colleague, Mary Webber, who supported NFP coming to Indiana. Mary encouraged Marilynn to join the program, thinking she’d be a great fit.  As for Marilynn, she found her passion conducting home visits while working at Indiana University. She applied to the NFP position hoping to turn that passion into a career.

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    A Life of Second Chances | Congratulations on Retirement, James Traylor

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 8, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade

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    James Traylor is familiar with second chances. Since 2011, he has served The Excel Center®. Goodwill’s high school for adults, as a life coach, providing individualized barrier-removal support to students who are pursuing a Core 40 high school diploma.

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    Partnerships Make a Difference at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 4, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Community Partners, The Excel Center, Education

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    Future Teacher on the Way to Her Dreams

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 1, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Julia Bricker posted in The Excel Center, Education

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    At 19 years old, I am proud to say that I am on the way to achieving my dreams of becoming an elementary school teacher. While trying to balance school and work responsibilities, I was so excited to learn about The Excel Center, a free high school for adults owned and operated by Goodwill. Their supportive environment, accelerated courses, and flexible schedule empowered me to make progress toward my goals.

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    Indy Met Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 28, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education, National Hispanic Heritage Month

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    Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized across the United States from September 15 - October 15 each year. Recently, Indianapolis Met High School, Goodwill’s traditional school for students in grades 9-12, celebrated Latin cultures by hosting an engaging and educational student assembly, as students have enjoyed similar activities in the past.

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    The Excel Center Has Two New Locations

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 25, 2022 3:00:00 PM / by Sarah Thomas posted in The Excel Center, Education, The Excel Center National Office

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    Recognizing that nearly a half million working-age Hoosiers lack a high school diploma, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana opened The Excel Center in 2010. The Excel Center is a tuition-free public high school for adults offering an Indiana Core 40 high school diploma. In addition, graduates are able to earn college credits and industry-recognized certifications — all at no cost.

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    Finding Confidence Through Support | Kristie’s Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 21, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Employment, Disability, Goodwill Commercial Services, #NDEAM, AbilityOne

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    For more than 35 years, Goodwill Commercial Services has provided high-quality janitorial services to central Indiana businesses and buildings. Through our AbilityOne program, Goodwill employs over 125 Hoosiers who are blind or have other significant disabilities.

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