Jenny Kakasuleff

    Jenny Kakasuleff

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    The Children’s Learning Center by Goodwill Receives a COVID-19 Grant

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Children's Learning Center, Parents, Southern Indiana

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    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana is excited to announce the receipt of a $40,000 grant from Early Learning Indiana’s Come Back Stronger Fund, supported by Lilly Endowment, which was created to reinforce Indiana’s supply of high-quality early learning opportunities, especially for the state’s most vulnerable children. 

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    Twin Brothers Achieve Independence Through Employment at Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 19, 2020 1:06:59 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Disability Services, McClelland Scholarship, ClickGoodwill, Retail

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    Nearly half of 25-year-olds with autism have never had a paying job and only 16% of persons with autism ever live independently, so when twin brothers Andre and Austin Archer connected with Goodwill Disability Services in 2016 and said they were eager to do both, our team got to work. 

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    A Special Message from Goodwill’s Board Chairs

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 12, 2020 11:59:26 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Foundation, President's Message

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    Kent A. Kramer, President and CEO of Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana, discusses Goodwill’s current priorities and what comes next for the organization with the chairs of Goodwill’s three boards of directors.

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    Richmond Goodwill Store Goes Above and Beyond

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 5, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Retail

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    Each year, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana selects a Retail Site of the Year to honor the accomplishments of a location that did an exemplary job meeting production goals as well as providing employment opportunities to people with barriers like a disability, criminal history or lack of a high school diploma. This year, we’re honoring the team at our Richmond retail store. With more than 70 sites in central and southern Indiana, it’s quite an accomplishment to receive this award. 

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    Cook Medical Honored for Its Commitment to Goodwill’s Mission

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 29, 2020 12:10:16 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Retail

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    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana is proud to recognize Cook Medical with its Connections Award, which honors a community partner who has demonstrated a commitment to supporting Goodwill’s mission and helping individuals become self-sufficient. 

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    First-time Mom Overcomes Challenges with Support of Her NFP Nurse

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 22, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Success Story, mental health

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    Excel Center Graduate Achieves Dream of Earning a High School Diploma

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 15, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Goodwill Guides, Retail

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    There are 460,000 working-age Hoosiers who lack a high school diploma. Prior to The Excel Center, Goodwill’s free high school for adults, there were few options for people like Jacob Barrett who wanted to earn one. 

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    Indianapolis Metropolitan High School Student Receives Full Scholarship to Indiana University

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 8, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Success Story, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    Indianapolis Metropolitan High School is a best-fit school for students experiencing circumstances that may present a barrier to education, including teen pregnancy or parenting, homelessness, involvement with the foster care or criminal justice system and more. The school places an emphasis on ensuring students enroll in college or enter into a career that offers a higher wage post-graduation.

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    Community Service Volunteer Finds a Second Chance at a Career with Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 1, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Criminal History, Retail, Former Addiction

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    When Jesse Hendrickson first walked into Goodwill for his court-ordered community service in 2016, he was homeless and recovering from a decade-long drug addiction that had isolated him from his family. 

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    Nurse-Family Partnership Celebrates 3,000 Babies

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 6, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Disability, Success Story, Parents

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    Launched in 2011, Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program pairs first-time, low-income moms with a registered nurse who makes home visits through pregnancy and up until a child’s second birthday. In February 2020, we celebrated 3,000 babies born as part of the program, along with families like the Deahls, whose lives were changed significantly after the arrival of their son, Allistor.

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