Jennifer Wade

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    How Goodwill Changed Education in Indiana

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 5, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education, Parents, Mission Awareness, Multi-gen impact

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    In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2 - 6), Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana celebrates its staff of over 360 education professionals, including teachers, guidance coaches and administrators throughout the entire month. 

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    “If I can do it, they can do it.” Mother of Three Graduates from The Excel Center

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

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    Lakeisha Lewis, 36, is a hardworking, caring mother to her three children. In fact, throughout her entire life, she has often been responsible for the well-being of others.

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    Find Your Dream Job at Indy Met

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 4, 2022 9:15:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    How many people can say they found their “dream job” right out of college? Sofia Shine is one of those rare individuals. A Ball State 2021 graduate, Sofia started her career in July as a Family Empowerment Coach at Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Goodwill’s best-fit school for students who are experiencing barriers to education.

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    Indy Met Leadership Spotlight, Brian Williams

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 23, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    Get Inspired by Dr. Toni Williams, Excel Center University Heights Director

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 8, 2022 11:30:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in The Excel Center, Education

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    Dr. Toni Williams joined Goodwill in 2021 to lead The Excel Center in University Heights, but her journey in education began long before now.

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    Goodwill Education Initiatives Is Now Enrolling!

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2022 8:30:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    The Excel Center®, a free public high school for adults, is currently accepting enrollment applications. New classes begin February 21 at all 15 Excel Center locations.

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    Learn About Our New Goodwill Rewards

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 21, 2022 9:15:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Retail, Goodwill Rewards

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    A Thanksgiving Week Drive-Thru Turkey Giveaway on Indy’s East Side

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 23, 2021 10:30:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Community Partners, Volunteers, Mission Awareness

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    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana and Mount Paran Church partnered to host a drive-thru turkey giveaway event for Indianapolis’s far eastside on November 22 from 12 - 3 p.m. Over 350 turkeys were distributed to community members in the Circle City Prep parking lot located at 4002 N. Franklin Road. 

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    Indy Met Student Makes Everyone Feel Special

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 17, 2021 11:45:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    Faith Hicks is a junior at Indianapolis Metropolitan High School who initially enrolled as a freshman a few years ago. Perhaps it’s her tenure at the school that gives her an air of confidence as she walks with her peers through the Indy Met hallways, but right away, it’s easy to see that Faith is one-of-a-kind. 

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    The Children’s Learning Center’s Recipe for Success

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Children's Learning Center, Parents, Southern Indiana, Mission Awareness

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    The Children's Learning Center (CLC) by Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana opened in June 1980 as BridgePointe Children’s Academy in response to a growing need for childcare services for children with disabilities. Today, the CLC provides over 10,000 hours of childcare for all children, challenged to gifted, ranging from six weeks old to five years old, which includes more than 150 families each year.

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