Chasing Dreams with The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2024 3:00:00 PM / by Noelle Gray posted in Employment, The Excel Center, Education, Goodwill Education

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    After working different jobs at minimum wage, Allen Kessinger realized that he had a dream of becoming an Indianapolis police officer – but he needed a high school diploma to apply for a position and begin training. A Core 40 diploma would allow Allen to earn a family-sustaining income and grow in his career.

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    Excel Center Graduate Redefines Success

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 2, 2024 12:12:32 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, The Excel Center, Education, Goodwill Education, University Heights

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    The Excel Center Celebrates Winter Graduates

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 27, 2024 9:15:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness, Multi-gen impact, Goodwill Education

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    The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s tuition-free high school for adults, recently celebrated 339 graduates during its winter ceremonies. Designed to empower individuals to overcome adversity and reach their potential, The Excel Center provides a unique opportunity for adult learners to earn an Indiana Core 40 high school diploma.

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    The Resilient Spirit: Nicole’s Story of Triumph

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2024 1:00:00 PM / by Sam Stockman posted in The Excel Center, Education, Southern Indiana, Goodwill Education

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    Empowering Women Through Leadership at Indy Met

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 8, 2024 3:00:00 PM / by Noelle Gray posted in Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education, Leadership Spotlight, Goodwill Education, DEI

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    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana is excited to continue highlighting women leaders contributing to our mission across the organization! Sofia Shine is the manager of operations at Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, a best-fit school for students experiencing circumstances that may present a barrier to education. She considers Women’s History Month the perfect time to empower women.

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    Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership Provides Hope to Young Moms

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 27, 2024 1:30:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness, Multi-gen impact, Goodwill Education

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    When Natalie Preimesberger enrolled in Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) in 2019, she had no job, no transportation, no stable housing, no high school diploma and many challenges to overcome. She grew up in a household where she experienced trauma, including exposure to substance abuse. 

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    Earning a Diploma and Creating a Legacy

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 20, 2024 3:00:00 PM / by Noelle Gray posted in The Excel Center, Education, Multi-gen impact, Goodwill Education

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    To grow in his career and earn a family-sustaining wage, Mark Powell needed his high school diploma.

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    Celebrating Black History Month with L’Tanya White

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 13, 2024 3:00:00 PM / by Noelle Gray posted in The Excel Center, Education, DEI, Black History Month

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    Black History Month continues, and so does Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana’s highlight of African American leaders contributing to our mission: changing lives every day through education, employment and health. Our next spotlight is on L’Tanya White, the director of The Excel Center® in Clarksville. She brings a passion for inspiring others and 20 years of experience to the school’s staff and students.

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    Staying Motivated at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 30, 2024 3:00:00 PM / by Noelle Gray posted in The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness

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    The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s tuition-free high school for adults, provided a priceless opportunity for Veronica McNeil to earn her high school diploma in a supportive environment.

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    Reflecting on 2023: A Year of Mission Growth

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 26, 2024 1:32:26 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Community Partners, Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, The Excel Center, Education, Foundation, Retail, mental health, Multi-gen impact, Strategic Plan, Goodwill Education, DEI

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    Last year was a big year for Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana as we educated, employed and served more individuals than ever before. Since launching our new Strategic Plan two years ago, we’ve made significant progress on our objectives and goals.

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