First Generation Graduate Plans for the Future

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 12, 2024 5:05:36 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Disability, Success Story, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education, Mission Awareness, Goodwill Education

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    Maintaining Independence with JTP | National Cleaning Week

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 26, 2024 3:00:00 PM / by Noelle Gray posted in Employment, Disability, Janitorial Training Program

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    Dyamond Twyman was referred to Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana through the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis Skills for Independence, Transition and Employment program (SITE). This program helps young students with intellectual disabilities receive their transitional education on a college campus rather than in high school. 

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    Achieving Independence at Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 1, 2024 5:03:10 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Retail, Southern Indiana, Mission Awareness, DEI

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    In 2021, Matthew Rose was diagnosed with Eales Disease, a rare, incurable disease that affects his eyesight by causing the blood vessels to swell shut, which can lead to permanent damage and loss of vision. He also suffered two strokes. 

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    Celebrating Black History Month with Lakeysha Hamilton

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 6, 2024 3:00:00 PM / by Noelle Gray posted in Employment, Disability, Retail, DEI, Black History Month

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    February is Black History Month, and Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana is excited to highlight the African American leaders who contribute to our mission of changing lives every day through health, education and employment. Lakeysha Hamilton, Goodwill’s director of outlets, has been with the organization for over 20 years and looks forward to Black History Month.

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    Goodwill Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 3, 2023 3:00:00 PM / by Noelle Gray posted in Community Partners, Disability, #NDEAM, AbilityOne

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    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a period to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities. Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana, a proud employer of more than 1,600 people with disabilities, considers NDEAM a perfect opportunity to share our employees’ stories and distribute disability resources.

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    National Disability Employment Awareness Month Highlights Inclusion

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 31, 2023 9:34:58 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, #NDEAM, Mission Awareness, DEI

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    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana is one of the largest employers for persons with disabilities in Indiana, with more than 1,600 current employees reporting a disability – 34% of our workforce. For 90 years, we’ve been employing individuals and providing job training to Hoosiers who experience barriers to employment. 

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    Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month Through Art

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 20, 2023 3:00:00 PM / by Jonathan Lutes posted in Disability, Goodwill Commercial Services, #NDEAM

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    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a period to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities. Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana is proud to be an employer to nearly 1,600 persons with disabilities which equates to one-third of our workforce. Many of our employees with disabilities are empowered through accommodations and understanding to increase their independence and reach their full potential.

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    Celebrating National Employ Older Workers Week with Donna Roberson

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 29, 2023 3:00:00 PM / by Noelle Gray posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Senior Community Service Employment Program, Mission Awareness

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    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana is proud to continue our recognition of National Employ Older Workers Week, a period to acknowledge and increase awareness of the contributions older workers have in our workforce. This commemorative week also highlights the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), a work-based training program for older adults available across the nation.

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    Growing with Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2023 1:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Disability, Success Story, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education, Mission Awareness, Goodwill Education

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    When Damiyah Lawrence enrolled at Indianapolis Metropolitan High School during her freshman year, she struggled with a learning disability.

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    A Welcome Surprise

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2023 3:00:00 PM / by Noelle Gray posted in Disability, Retail

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    In May 2023, Madi LaFollette started working as a cashier in a Goodwill store in Carmel, Indiana. Within a month, the fresh addition to the Goodwill family became a valuable team member and an asset to the store’s operations. She entered a welcoming work environment and gained teammates who were ready to support her.

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