Jennifer Wade

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    Opening “a million and one doors” with a High School Diploma

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 6, 2023 8:45:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness, Goodwill Education, The Excel Center National Office

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    Byron Pillow Jr., 23, was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. As a teenager who struggled with multiple learning disabilities, school wasn't a priority for Pillow, despite having support from his family. 

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    Mother of 5 Graduates from The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 3, 2023 9:30:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Employment, The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness, Goodwill Education, The Excel Center National Office

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    Born in Mexico, Imelda Lopez lived far away from her local high school, and due to transportation barriers, she never attended. She moved to the United States as a teenager, was married at the age of 16, had her first child at 17, and then four more after that. To help support her family, she always worked. She was employed at a factory for 10 years, but the work became too taxing as she grew older. 

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    Turkey Giveaway on Indy’s East Side

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 23, 2022 9:15:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Community Partners, Goodwill Commercial Services, Mission Awareness

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    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana partnered with local organizations across Indianapolis to host two drive-thru turkey giveaway events on the near and far east side of the city this past November. 

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    5 Reasons to Donate & Shop at Goodwill This Holiday Season

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 23, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Education, Goodwill Donation, Retail, Mission Awareness

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    1. Find Unique Gifts

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    A Life of Second Chances | Congratulations on Retirement, James Traylor

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 8, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade

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    James Traylor is familiar with second chances. Since 2011, he has served The Excel Center®. Goodwill’s high school for adults, as a life coach, providing individualized barrier-removal support to students who are pursuing a Core 40 high school diploma.

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    Partnerships Make a Difference at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 4, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Community Partners, The Excel Center, Education

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    Indy Met Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 28, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education, National Hispanic Heritage Month

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    Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized across the United States from September 15 - October 15 each year. Recently, Indianapolis Met High School, Goodwill’s traditional school for students in grades 9-12, celebrated Latin cultures by hosting an engaging and educational student assembly, as students have enjoyed similar activities in the past.

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    National Hispanic Heritage Month | Staff Spotlight: Deyanira Hernandez

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 11, 2022 3:01:38 PM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness, Mission Coaches, Goodwill Education, National Hispanic Heritage Month

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    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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