Jennifer Wade

    Jennifer Wade

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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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    Goodwill Fights Indiana Dropout Rate with Free High School for Adults

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Wade posted in The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness

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    October is National Dropout Awareness 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 providing adult students the opportunity to pick up where they left off in school, providing support and resources to meet their academic and career goals. 

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    Goodwill to Open New Store in Danville

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 12, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Employment, Retail, Mission Awareness

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    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana is celebrating the opening of its newest store in Danville on Thursday, October 14, at 9 a.m. Located at 8 Ridge Avenue, the store features a large inventory of clothing, housewares, toys, books and more. Store hours are Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The donation center is also open during normal business hours.

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    Student Thrives with the Return of In-Person Classes

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2021 5:15:00 PM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    “Sitting and staring at a wall for six months really messes with you,” said Indianapolis Met High School senior Fayia Samba.

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    Goodwill Education Initiatives is Now Enrolling New Students

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 7, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    Goodwill strongly believes it is essential to raise education attainment levels in Indiana. Not only are the lifetime earnings of high school graduates significantly higher than those of individuals who have left school, but the children of high school graduates are also 50% less likely to leave high school themselves. Goodwill provides opportunities for both adults and youth through The Excel Center® and Indianapolis Metropolitan High School.

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    Grand Opening of New Goodwill Store in Corydon on August 31

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2021 12:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Retail, Southern Indiana

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    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana is celebrating the grand opening of its newest retail store in Corydon on August 31, 2021 at 9 a.m. Located at 190 Pacer Drive NW, the store will replace the previous location and offer more space to shoppers for bargain-hunting. Store hours are Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Goodwill is accepting donations during store hours through a contactless process.

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    COVID-19 Vaccine Mobile Clinics Offered Across Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 24, 2021 2:15:00 PM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Retail, COVID-19

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    Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana partnered with the Indiana State Department of Health to provide mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics at many of our sites, including all 15 Excel Center®  campuses and Indianapolis Metropolitan High School. Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership® team volunteered to be onsite at each mobile clinic to help administer more vaccines than would normally be possible.

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    Goodwill Education Initiatives Thrives in 2021

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 11, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    Goodwill’s education division proudly celebrates over 300 new high school graduates this month! Indianapolis Met High School celebrated their newest class of graduates on June 5, and The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s free high school for adults, will recognize its Class of 2021 across 15 ceremonies this weekend. 

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    National Accreditation Awarded to Children's Learning Center by Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Education, Children's Learning Center, Southern Indiana

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    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana is proud to congratulate the Children’s Learning Center (CLC) on upholding their status as a nationally accredited child care center! The National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) announced earlier this spring that the Children’s Learning Center by Goodwill joins a select group of early childhood care and education programs nationwide and internationally which have shown an exceptional commitment to professional and programmatic quality.

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    Leadership Spotlight | Kennedi Walker, Life Coach at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in The Excel Center, Education

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    In honor of Educators Appreciation Week, Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana is celebrating educators who continue to change lives, like Kennedi Walker! Kennedi is a life coach at The Excel Center® on Michigan Street and has been with Goodwill for four years. Originally starting as a Manager of Office Administration, visitors in her building would often comment on how warm, energetic and welcoming Kennedi made them feel. Read below to learn more about this compassionate and dynamic leader!

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