Determination and Drive | Audrey’s Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 26, 2021 10:45:00 AM / by Nathan Miller posted in Employment, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Mission Awareness

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    I met Audrey McPherson a little over four years ago when she was working as a textile producer at our retail location in Castleton. Audrey had recently been released from incarceration and felt her options were limited. She did not see a future for herself and was unable to visualize a path forward. 

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    Leadership Spotlight | Lakia Osborne, Regional Director at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 23, 2021 9:15:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education

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    Lakia Osborne recently became The Excel Center® Regional Director, responsible for the general school operation, performance, academic oversight and direction of our Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana adult high school network. Having worked at Goodwill for nearly a decade, Lakia is well-positioned for success in her new role, as she has a vast amount of expertise of The Excel Center model, previously serving in key positions including school director, project manager and life coach. Read on to learn more about this inspiring leader.

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    Goodwill Achieves Clean Industry Management Standard Certification

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 18, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Goodwill Commercial Services, CIMS Certification

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    Goodwill’s Commercial Services division provides contract manufacturing, packaging and assembly services as well as full-service commercial landscaping and janitorial services. As part of our commitment to our customers, we’re always striving to meet the highest standards, which is why we’re proud to announce the newest addition to our toolkit: the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and CIMS-Green Building (GB) certification from ISSA, the worldwide cleaning association.

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    Leadership Spotlight | Tanisha Adams, Registrar Manager at Goodwill Education Initiatives

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 17, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    One-of-a-Kind Goodwill High School Continues to Change Lives

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 12, 2021 2:15:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Success Story, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    Through education, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana is focused on supporting students on a pathway towards better career prospects that lead to economic self-sufficiency and have a multigenerational impact on families.

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    Leadership Spotlight | William Durham, School Director at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 8, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness

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    William presenting a diploma to a graduate of The Excel Center.  

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    Always Moving Forward | Mikala’s Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 4, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Abby O'Connor posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Success Story, Parents

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    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana’s Nurse-Family PartnershipⓇ client Mikala Turner always felt inspired by this quote from Confucius—“It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.” So inspired in fact, that it serves as her guiding principle throughout her life as she consistently sets and achieves her goals, overcomes tragedy and challenges and eventually discovers a path that allows her to provide support to others facing many of the same challenges she did. 

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    West Lafayette Goodwill Team Spreads Joy During the Holiday Season

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 28, 2021 10:45:00 AM / by Eddie Rickenbach posted in Retail, Mission Awareness

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    For many, the holiday season is a time for happiness and joy.  The idea of giving gifts as well as celebrating with family and friends is commonplace.  For some families, the holidays can be a harsh reminder of life’s more challenging moments.  

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    Meet the 16 Year Old Who Is Attending College This Fall

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 21, 2021 9:45:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Success Story, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    Like thousands of students across the state, Desiree Segraves is graduating from high school in June 2021. However, Desiree is not your typical soon-to-be-graduate. For one thing, she is just 16 years old; she is also mother to her one-year-old son, Kameron.

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    A New View on Education | Theresa's Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 14, 2021 12:45:00 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in The Excel Center, Education

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    Theresa Samuels, 33, is a wife, mom, soon-to-be accountant and fervent believer in the power of education. Growing up, however, Theresa’s household did not place much emphasis on the value of schooling.

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