National Hispanic Heritage Month | Staff Spotlight: Janay Rentas

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 29, 2022 3:36:58 PM / by Jennifer Wade posted in The Excel Center, Education, Goodwill Education

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    Goodwill proudly celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to honor the innumerable achievements and contributions of Latinx Americans. 

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    National Hispanic Heritage Month | Staff Spotlight: Salvador Ayala

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 15, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in The Excel Center, Education, Goodwill Education

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    Building Sustainable Communities

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 26, 2022 2:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Community Partners, Employment, Goodwill Commercial Services, 38thandSheridan

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    It’s been two years since Pete Yonkman, CEO of Cook Medical, a medical device manufacturing company based in Bloomington, Indiana, approached Goodwill’s leadership about partnering on a unique project. Those conversations came on the heels of the murder of George Floyd and pandemic-related racial disparities and included questions about social justice and the role we play as employers in helping to strengthen our communities. 

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    Goodwill Education Initiatives is proud to present its 2022 Educators of the Year!

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 19, 2022 2:30:00 PM / by Jennifer Wade

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    Finding Strength in Adversity

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2022 8:48:36 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, TalentSource, Language Barrier, Parents, Mission Awareness, Multi-gen impact

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    Oumou Samake was born in Africa but lived in Paris, where she received a degree in social work prior to immigrating to the United States with her husband in 2016. Shortly after arriving, she learned she was pregnant. 

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    Mission Coaches Make a Difference

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 4, 2022 2:24:55 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Criminal History, Retail, mental health, Mission Awareness, Mission Coaches, Goodwill Education

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    When Johnny Manson joined Goodwill in October 2016 as a part-time donation attendant, he had been struggling to secure employment due to past legal issues and a lifelong history of depression. 

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    A Second Chance at Success

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 25, 2022 1:34:19 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Employment, Success Story, Criminal History, Retail, Former Addiction, Mission Awareness

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    When Stephanie Carney was sentenced to 18 months in prison, she knew that she needed to make a change in her life.

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    Discovering My Path at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2022 2:54:44 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness, Goodwill Education, Decatur

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    In 2015, Rachel Dell had just moved to Indianapolis from her hometown in rural Georgia and was looking for a new lease on life.

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    Getting Back to Her Roots

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 5, 2022 1:40:59 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Goodwill Commercial Services, 38thandSheridan

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    Born in Indianapolis with fond memories of attending Auntie Mame's Preschool near 38th and Emerson and elementary school at IPS School 92, a few blocks from the Goodwill Commercial Services manufacturing facility at 38th and Sheridan, Juanita Easterling, director of plant operations, is returning to her roots. 

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    Finding Meaning Through Employment

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 24, 2022 4:18:35 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, Criminal History, Retail, Former Addiction, Mission Awareness, Mission Coaches

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    After separating from her husband of 10 years, Samantha Russell turned to drugs in an effort to cope with the stress and anxiety she was experiencing. 

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