Rana Mitchell


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    Nurse-Family Partnership Helps Young Refugee Mother

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 5, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Rana Mitchell posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Education, Goodwill Intern, Parents

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    Kee Lab moved to Indiana in 2014 after living in a refugee camp in Thailand. Once her family settled in the Indianapolis area, Kee set out to understand American culture and to learn English. Shortly after she started attending her new high school, she found out that she was pregnant.

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    My Outlet Shopping Adventure

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 29, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Rana Mitchell posted in Goodwill Outlet, Goodwill Intern, Retail, Southern Indiana

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    As I walked through the sliding glass doors of the Goodwill Outlet-North, I was taken aback by all of the movement happening throughout the store Goodwill employees were working hard to rotate the large, blue bins out onto the floor — a process that happens every hour. Customers shopped around the employees, seamlessly moving from bin to bin, as any outlet veteran would. Some shoppers parked up against the outlet walls, protecting full carts as they waited on family members and friends who were still browsing.

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    Goodwill Employee Pursues Lifetime Goal

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Rana Mitchell posted in Employment, Goodwill Guides, McClelland Scholarship, Retail

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    Since she was young, Lindsey Lemen wanted to pursue her college education. Unable to attend college after graduating from high school, she put her dream on hold. Lindsey faced barriers after graduating that made it hard for her to maintain full-time employment. These barriers were removed after she started working at the Goodwill store in Shelbyville, Indiana.

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    Meet Eric Powell

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Rana Mitchell posted in Disability, Disability Services, Retail, mental health, #NDEAM

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    Disability Services at Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana helps Hoosiers find employment within Goodwill and outside agencies. Through programs such as Vocational Rehabilitation and Follow-Along Services, Goodwill works hard to provide the best possible work environment for individuals with disabilities and barriers. Disability Services is designed to make the transition into the workforce as seamless as possible, by offering a variety of accommodations. 

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    Mother of Five Succeeds at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2019 4:00:00 PM / by Rana Mitchell posted in Employment, The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    Itzel Quintero is a mother of five children with a strong sense of will and determination. Initially living in California, Itzel and her family settled down in Indiana to start over and relieve some of their financial burdens. However, new financial barriers emerged after the cross country move. Itzel struggled to find solid employment that would allow her to provide for her children.

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    Just Find A Way

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 6, 2019 4:30:00 PM / by Rana Mitchell posted in Employment, Retail, Southern Indiana

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    Meet Candice England

    Candice England calls herself an Indiana transplant. Originally from Georgia, she relocated to Indiana after she remarried.

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    Back on Track

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Rana Mitchell posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education

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    The Excel Center graduate, Nyla Wills story

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    Aim Higher

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 2, 2019 9:46:42 AM / by Rana Mitchell posted in Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, The Excel Center, Education, McClelland Scholarship, Parents

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    Jaquala Berry’s Story

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    The Second Act of Life | A SCSEP Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2019 12:15:00 PM / by Rana Mitchell posted in Employment, Disability, Senior Community Service Employment Program

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    It is never too late to pursue a dream. Many seniors are proving this statement to be true by participating in Goodwill’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). SCSEP is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. Goodwill and many other organizations participate in the program to help seniors gain valuable work experience. SCSEP provides opportunities for seniors to take part in paid job training at a variety of host agencies. The job training helps reintroduce Hoosiers age 55 and up into the workforce while opening doors for potential careers.

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    Always Keep Smiling

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 20, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Rana Mitchell posted in The Excel Center, Education, McClelland Scholarship, refugee

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    Meet Basimah Alshaar

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