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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    Twin Brothers with Cerebral Palsy Exemplify Leadership

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 5, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Goodwill Guides, Retail

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    In 1991, twin brothers Troy and Garrett Wilson were born three months premature, weighing barely more than two pounds each. Troy jokes that he’s older — having arrived five minutes earlier.

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    From Goodwill Retail Associate to Excel Center Math Teacher

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 19, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Retail, Southern Indiana

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    In his own words—Cordarryl Gray

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 29, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Aisha Herring posted in Disability, The Excel Center, Education

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    Cordarryl Gray, 29, enrolled at The Excel Center® Meadows in April 2017. He quickly proved that he was motivated to succeed.

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    Student with Barriers Finds Success at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, The Excel Center, Goodwill Commercial Services, Education

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    Student with barriers finds success at The Excel Center

    Although Courtney Person earned a certificate of completion in high school, a learning disability prevented her from receiving a diploma. Courtney studied dental careers at the J. Everett Light Career Center as a high school student, but without a diploma, she could not pursue her plan to become a dental hygienist. It was a devastating blow.

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    Young Man With Traumatic Brain Injury Finds Employment Through Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Disability Services

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    After experiencing a traumatic brain injury, Aaron Yates has trouble storing long-term memories. In 2016, he started working with Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana’s Disability Services team to find a job.

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    Retiree Stays Active Through Employment

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Senior Community Service Employment Program

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    Benjamin Westley learned about Goodwill’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) in 2013. A serious car accident, caused by a diabetic blackout, left him unable to return to his janitorial duties at the St. Vincent Heart Center.

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    Goodwill Employee Fulfills Lifelong Dream

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 31, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Retail

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    Greg Wieneke has been employed at Goodwill for nearly a decade. For many years, he dreamed of riding a bicycle across the country, in part, to prove to himself that he could. Greg was born with cerebral palsy, a disorder that affects balance, movement and muscle tone, and epilepsy, a central nervous system disorder.

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