Promoting the Future of Work at Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 18, 2022 2:12:19 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Education, Mission Awareness, Multi-gen impact, Strategic Plan

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    The next three years have the potential to be among the most important in our more than 90-year history. Although the COVID-19 pandemic created obstacles, Goodwill remained vigilant, working with our employees, board members and other supporters to make decisions that have put us in a place of strength. We are excited to deliver a Strategic Plan that expands and leverages existing opportunities, while also identifying, exploring and developing new ones. 

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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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    Goodwill Commercial Services Community Partner Highlight | Labcorp

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 8, 2022 12:00:00 PM / by Brandon Clark posted in Goodwill Commercial Services

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    For nearly 75 years, Goodwill Commercial Services has provided advanced manufacturing, assembly, and packaging services to leading companies.  Goodwill Commercial Services operates under ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 Quality Management Systems utilizing lean principles, cutting-edge inventory management, quality control, and engineering capabilities to support customers.  

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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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    Shawn Basore Celebrates Three Decades of Employment at Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 1, 2022 11:53:49 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Goodwill Commercial Services, Disability Services, COVID-19, Mission Awareness

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    In 1989, upon graduating from high school, Shawn Basore joined Goodwill’s Commercial Services division. He had no work history or job skills and participated in Goodwill’s Work Experience Program, which provided job training and employment services to persons with disabilities, preparing them for successful employment. 

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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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    Empowerment Through Employment

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 15, 2022 12:10:24 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Retail, mental health, Mission Awareness

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    When Edward Rickenbach first joined Goodwill in 2009 as an assistant site leader, he was struggling with homelessness and severe depression — a diagnosis he had first received in college but learned would be a lifelong battle. In just 18 months, he worked hard and was promoted to site leader, where he was responsible for managing the store and all of its employees.

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    What Does Black History Month Mean To You?

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2022 10:15:00 AM / by Theron Wilson posted in Education, Mission Awareness

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    Goodwill believes that our strength lies in the diversity among the broad range of people we employ, educate and serve. We pledge to be informed and to create an equitable culture and workplace that will support the changes we want to see in our community.

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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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    Economic Impact of New Manufacturing Site Estimated at $25.9 Million

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 4, 2022 10:51:36 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Community Partners, Employment, Goodwill Commercial Services

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    Indiana University’s Public Policy Institute (PPI) estimates that the new medical device manufacturing facility at 38th and Sheridan in Indianapolis, built in partnership with Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana and Cook Medical, will have an estimated economic impact of $25.9 million.

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