Finding Confidence Through Support | Kristie’s Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 21, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Employment, Disability, Goodwill Commercial Services, #NDEAM, AbilityOne

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    For more than 35 years, Goodwill Commercial Services has provided high-quality janitorial services to central Indiana businesses and buildings. Through our AbilityOne program, Goodwill employs over 125 Hoosiers who are blind or have other significant disabilities.

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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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    Leadership Spotlight | Vicky Robinson

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 8, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Stephenie Snow posted in Employment, Disability, Goodwill Commercial Services, AbilityOne

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    Did you know that Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana’s Commercial Services division holds a partnership with AbilityOne, a federal program that is one of the largest sources for employment for people who are blind or have significant disabilities? Goodwill Commercial Services is one of the approximately 500 nonprofit organizations that employ individuals with barriers to employment, such as disabilities, and provides quality services to the Federal Government at a fair market price. 

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    Leadership Spotlight | John Wessel

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 22, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Brielle Miles posted in Disability, Goodwill Commercial Services, #NDEAM

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    As we continue to feature the achievements, stories, and personalities of some of Goodwill’s finest employees, we wanted to highlight John Wessel, a leader working at the Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Courthouse, a Goodwill AbilityOne contract site. 

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    Goodwill Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 15, 2021 1:00:00 PM / by Chris Borsch posted in Disability, Goodwill Commercial Services, #NDEAM

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    National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is an annual awareness campaign led by the U.S. Department of Labor.  Created in 1988, NDEAM is celebrated throughout the month of October to recognize people throughout our nation who are living and working with disabilities. 

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    Excel Center ‘Lights Fire’ to Mother’s Life

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 14, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Kennedy Gallagher posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Disability, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    Sarah Verhines graduated from The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s high school for adults, in January 2020 at 26 years old while working full time and expecting her first child. Even though she was top 15 in her original high school class, circumstances beyond her control prevented her from graduating.

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    SCSEP Participant Uses Innovative Technology to Thrive

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Jo Young posted in Disability, Success Story, Senior Community Service Employment Program

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    In 2015, James Hayes was diagnosed with a vision impairment called low-vision, caused by glaucoma and other deficiencies. At the onset of this diagnosis, James was employed by Indianapolis Public Schools but left due to the disease’s progression.

    As his vision continued to diminish, James learned to adapt to his new circumstance as best he could by working with other not-for-profit organizations that assisted those with vision impairments. One of those agencies referred him to the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) at Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana. 

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    Celebrating 10 Years of Employment at Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Goodwill Commercial Services, #NDEAM

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    This year, Derrick Powe celebrates 10 years of employment at Goodwill, beginning as a groundskeeper and now working as a janitor for Goodwill Commercial Services.

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    Leadership Spotlight — Trelles Evans

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 27, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Disability, Goodwill Commercial Services, New Beginnings, Disability Services, Criminal History, Leadership Spotlight

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    Trelles Evans, Director of Mission Advancement for Reentry and Disability Services at Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana, discusses her role and the people served by the programs she oversees.

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    Achieving Independence Through Employment

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 21, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Justin DeGuzman posted in Employment, Disability, Goodwill Commercial Services, #NDEAM

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    Corey Starks joined Goodwill Commercial Services nearly 11 years ago as a janitor, and within his first year of employment, he was promoted to backup Team Lead. Due to his success in this role, he secured a floater position that required him to learn many new job responsibilities. 

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