Highest Quality Rating Four Years Running

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 12, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Southern Indiana, Children's Learning Center, Education

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    The Children's Learning Center by Goodwill earns Paths to QUALITY Level 4

     

    The Children's Learning Center by Goodwill, Goodwill’s nationally accredited, early childhood education center, achieved the highest rating — Level 4 — for the fourth year in a row through Indiana’s statewide rating system, Paths to QUALITY™. Located in Clarksville, The Children's Learning Center by Goodwill is the only child care provider in southern Indiana that holds the distinction of National Early Childhood Program Accreditation.

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    Marion Thompson Has A Lot to be Proud Of

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 9, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Colleen Grile posted in Parents, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education, Success Story, Employment

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    Marion Thompson beamed with pride as her daughter, Ti’Sharon Thompson, was honored with Indianapolis Metropolitan High School’s Outstanding Student Achievement Award in 2017.  Ti’Sharon also earned a scholarship from Lilly Endowment Inc., which covers her full tuition for all four years of college. She is currently attending Indiana University.

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    Student-Run Coffee Shop Now Open

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 5, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education, Community Partners, Employment

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    Indianapolis Met Opens Student-Run Coffee Shop

     

    Indianapolis Metropolitan, Goodwill’s high school for students in grades 9-12, today announced the opening of their student-run coffee shop, Puma Sips.

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    Goodwill Hosts 700 Volunteers in One Day

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2018 3:05:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Retail, ClickGoodwill, Goodwill Outlet, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, The Excel Center, Community Partners, Volunteers, Lilly Global Day of Service

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    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana recently hosted more than 700 volunteers from Eli Lilly and Company, a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Indianapolis, for Lilly’s Global Day of Service. This initiative is one of the largest single-day volunteer programs of any global enterprise.

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    Welcome to the Team, Lebron

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 9, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Parents, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    For National Dropout Awareness Month, Goodwill's Indianapolis Metropolitan High School is promoting awareness of the challenges students face that may lead to them leaving school before they graduate. This challenge is so great, Lebron James, an NBA all-star, recently created a new school in Ohio called I Promise, designed to help at-risk youths. Indianapolis Metropolitan High School has been serving students since 2004, providing the additional support, guidance and wraparound services that are necessary for success.

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    Twin Brothers with Cerebral Palsy Exemplify Leadership

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 5, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Retail, Goodwill Guides, Education, Success Story, Disability, Employment, The Excel Center

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    In 1991, twin brothers Troy and Garrett Wilson were born three months premature, weighing barely more than two pounds each. Troy jokes that he’s older — having arrived five minutes earlier.

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    Ms. Douglas Making a Difference in her Classroom

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Aisha Herring posted in Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    Indianapolis Met is filled with teachers and staff who have a passion for helping people, especially students. Ms. Sharon Douglas is definitely one of those individuals.

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    Celebrating Older Workers Week

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 24, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Beverly Phillips posted in Veteran, Senior Community Service Employment Program, Employment, TalentSource

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    Older workers are a growing part of the 21st century labor force, and they bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and maturity to the workplace. To celebrate their contributions, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana is observing National Employ Older Workers Week from September 24-28, 2018.

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    Mercedes Cantrell & A Newfound Hope

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 22, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Parents, Education, The Excel Center, Success Story

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    Getting an education does not come easy for everyone. Situations that we cannot control, such as family illness or relocating for employment, impact many individuals’ academic progress.

    In 2010, Goodwill opened The Excel Center®, a public charter school for adults who want to earn an Indiana Core 40 diploma. The Excel Center is designed to address educational barriers and to accelerate coursework and career readiness through academic and life coaching, free onsite child care for young children, transportation assistance, flexible scheduling, accelerated (8-week) terms and year-round classes.

    Students enrolled at The Excel Center can also earn free college credits and industry-recognized certifications.

    In June 2018, Mercedes Cantrell, 22, graduated from The Excel Center in Shelbyville with a high school diploma. A mother to a young son, Cantrell now looks toward the future with hope. Read the speech she gave during her commencement ceremony below to learn more about her story.

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    NFP Research: Multiparous Moms

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Beverly Phillips posted in Nurse-Family Partnership

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    Over 40 years of research proves the Nurse-Family Partnership® model of working with first-time mothers can change behavior and lead to healthier birth outcomes. But can NFP positively influence the pregnancies of women who have had previous births? What impact does a nurse home visitor have on the development of older children in the home? These are the questions that NFP Founder Dr. David Olds wants to answer by studying multiparous moms—women who have borne more than one child.

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