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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    National Accreditation Awarded to Children's Learning Center by Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Education, Children's Learning Center, Southern Indiana

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    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana is proud to congratulate the Children’s Learning Center (CLC) on upholding their status as a nationally accredited child care center! The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) announced earlier this spring that the Children’s Learning Center by Goodwill joins a select group of early childhood care and education programs nationwide and internationally which have shown an exceptional commitment to professional and programmatic quality.

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    Leadership Spotlight | Jennifer Neff-Whitlow, CHW, Goodwill’s Community Health Advocate

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 11, 2021 10:30:00 AM / by Stephenie Snow posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Southern Indiana, Mission Awareness

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    Leadership Spotlight | Kennedi Walker, Life Coach at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Education

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    In honor of Educators Appreciation Week, Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana is celebrating educators who continue to change lives, like Kennedi Walker! Kennedi is a life coach at The Excel Center® on Michigan Street and has been with Goodwill for four years. Originally starting as a Manager of Office Administration, visitors in her building would often comment on how warm, energetic and welcoming Kennedi made them feel. Read below to learn more about this compassionate and dynamic leader!

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    Goodwill Educator Appreciation Isn’t Just For One Week

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 4, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    Educator Appreciation Week is celebrated in schools across the country May 3 - 7. However, at Goodwill, we strive to celebrate our educators throughout the entire year.

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    The Courage to Change the Things We Can | Ashleigh’s Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Chris Wass posted in Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Retail, Former Addiction, Mission Awareness

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    Ashleigh Schneck started at Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana’s Clarksville location in December 2017. She was four months sober after 21 years of living in addiction. She had voluntarily moved into a sober living house for women the month before and was starting over in every aspect of her life. 

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