Leadership Spotlight — Trelles Evans

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 27, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Disability, New Beginnings, Disability Services, Criminal History

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    Trelles Evans, Director of Mission Advancement for Reentry and Disability Services at Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana, discusses her role and the people served by the programs she oversees.

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    Reflections of a Goodwill Young Leader

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 26, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Chris Bean posted in Goodwill Young Leaders, Foundation

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    If you have ever started anything new in your life, you know that the first step comes with mixed emotions — excitement, anxiety, even fear. In 2014, as a group of about 15 young professionals looked to launch Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana’s first-ever Young Leaders Board, we certainly felt that mix of emotions. We had clear objectives — we wanted to create a board focused on building the future philanthropic leaders of Goodwill and sharing the mission of Goodwill with social circles that did not know much about the organization. Over the last six years, we have stayed true to that vision, but our board has done more than any of us could have imagined back in 2014. 

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    Excel Center Grads Achieve Dream of Attending IU Bloomington

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 23, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Shelley Ashley

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    Achieving Independence Through Employment

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 21, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Justin DeGuzman posted in Employment, Disability, #NDEAM

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    Corey Starks joined Goodwill Commercial Services nearly 11 years ago as a janitor, and within his first year of employment, he was promoted to backup Team Lead. Due to his success in this role, he secured a floater position that required him to learn many new job responsibilities. 

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    Halloween Decorations Without the Spooky Cost

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Stephenie Snow posted in DIY, Halloween, DIY, Fall Decor

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    Halloween inspired wreaths and centerpieces are a fun and easy way to decorate and be ready for whatever tricks or treats the night brings, but buying them at a big box store can get expensive. 

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    Building Confidence Through Employment

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 14, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Justin DeGuzman posted in Employment, Disability, Goodwill Commercial Services, #NDEAM

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    When Shannon Parks joined Goodwill’s janitorial team 15 years ago, her primary responsibility was cleaning restrooms. Due to a learning disability, her reading and comprehension skills were at a third grade level, limiting her ability to advance in her employment. 

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    Goodwill Uses Innovative Approach to Education

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 9, 2020 9:45:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    October is National Dropout Prevention Month. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over 12% of Hoosier working age adults lack a high school diploma. The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s free high school for adults, is working to decrease that rate by allowing adult students the opportunity to pick up where they left off in school, providing support and resources to meet their goals. 

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    Adapting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 2, 2020 11:30:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Goodwill Commercial Services, COVID-19, National Custodian Day

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    Chasing Goals and Achieving Excellence

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2020 12:15:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, The Excel Center, Goodwill Commercial Services, Education, #NDEAM

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    (Photos taken prior to  the onset of COVID-19)

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    Senior Employment Changes Lives

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 25, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Josh Kupke posted in Success Story, Senior Community Service Employment Program

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    What does a program like the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) mean for its participants? For James Maxey (“Maxey”), it means having less stress about money. 

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