A First-Time Mom Manages It All

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 18, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, TalentSource, Success Story, Parents

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    A Second Chance at a Dream Career with Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 14, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, ClickGoodwill, Retail

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    Brian Russelburg’s journey from a United States Post Office worker to Goodwill’s art appraiser wasn’t the most direct, but when it comes to your dream career, it’s better late than never.

    At the age of 5, when most children are still mastering the art of doodling, Brian was drawing cartoon characters. At 10 years old, he became enthralled with a magazine his father gave him that was filled with iconic images from World War II and ended up building his own dark room for developing photos. His talents took him to the Herron School of Art in 1975, but his direction soon changed.

    “The United States Postal Service offered me $11 an hour to come work for them, which was equivalent to $30 an hour today,” Brian said. “I was young and thinking about my future. It was an offer I couldn’t refuse.”

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    Daughter Brings Hope to Recovering Mom

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 10, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Beverly Phillips posted in Nurse-Family Partnership

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    Nurse-Family Partnership mom Christina, 29, credits her pregnancy, the birth of her daughter Kalea and the help of Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership as reasons why she’s not another statistic.

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    Donor Spotlight: Lily Smith

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 5, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Goodwill Young Leaders, Foundation, Goodwill Donor

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    In his own words—Cordarryl Gray

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 29, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Aisha Herring posted in Disability, The Excel Center, Education

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    Cordarryl Gray, 29, enrolled at The Excel Center® Meadows in April 2017. He quickly proved that he was motivated to succeed.

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    Mental Health Matters

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 23, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Beverly Phillips posted in Community Partners, Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents, mental health

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    Mental Health Matters

    About one in seven women will experience some type of mood or anxiety disorder during pregnancy or through the first year postpartum. While depression and anxiety are common, pregnant and postpartum women can experience a myriad of mental health conditions, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder and, in rare cases, psychosis.

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    High School Focuses on Goodwill Services, Increases Graduation Rate

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 20, 2018 5:30:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    Goodwill’s Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, a best-fit charter school for teens experiencing circumstances that may become barriers to education, recently celebrated its graduating class of 2018. The graduation rate for the school is up 45% over last year.

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    A Father Finds Healing in Faith While Incarcerated

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 17, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, TalentSource, Success Story, Goodwill Commercial Services, New Beginnings, Criminal History, Parents

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    Finding healing in faith while incarcerated

    Cory Tipton doesn’t make any excuses but admits his lack of adult guidance led him down the wrong path as a teen.

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    Student with Barriers Finds Success at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, The Excel Center, Goodwill Commercial Services, Education

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    Student with barriers finds success at The Excel Center

    Although Courtney Person earned a certificate of completion in high school, a learning disability prevented her from receiving a diploma. Courtney studied dental careers at the J. Everett Light Career Center as a high school student, but without a diploma, she could not pursue her plan to become a dental hygienist. It was a devastating blow.

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    Student Makes History at Indianapolis Metropolitan High School

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 7, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Success Story, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    When Chris Pack was preparing to enter high school, his mother, Judy, was concerned that the high school in their neighborhood was not an ideal environment for him. Another parent recommended Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, prompting Judy and Chris to take a tour.

    “I like that Indianapolis Met has smaller classes, “ Judy said. “It’s a family-oriented atmosphere.”

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