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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    Celebrating Essential Workers with Disabilities

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Nicole Wiese posted in Employment, Disability, Disability Services, Retail, #ADA30

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    Matt Easterday is a pillar of the Zionsville Kroger. Most of the regulars know him by name and are always appreciative of his expert bagging skills and positive attitude. 

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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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    Hard Work and Professionalism at Commercial Services

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 27, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Employment, Disability, Goodwill Commercial Services, Disability Services, Goodwill Donor

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    In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, most individuals have adjusted to a “new normal”. Whether that means wearing a mask in public, or video conferencing throughout the day instead of meeting in-person, many of us are changing our routines and taking precautions to help ourselves and others stay safe. 

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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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    Finding a New Normal After a Near-Death Experience

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Eddie Rickenbach posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Retail

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    As a sophomore at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Leonard Lofton was a successful student with plans to be a history teacher. 

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    Supporting a young grad with finding dream job

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 26, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Beverly Phillips posted in Employment, Disability, Disability Services, ClickGoodwill, #ADA29

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    Goodwill has a long history of helping those with disabilities increase their independence and reach their potential, especially through employment. About 10 percent of people in the U.S. have what’s called invisible disabilities. That means a physical, mental or neurological condition that limits a person’s movements, senses or activities and is invisible to the average onlooker.

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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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    Meet Phillip Hinds

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 22, 2019 3:30:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Disability, The Excel Center, Education

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    Student with Asperger Syndrome and ADHD Excels at Goodwill’s Adult High School

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    Peter Salathe tells his story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Peter Salathe, retail associate posted in Employment, Disability, Retail

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    My name is Peter Salathe and I work at a Goodwill store in Indianapolis.

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