A Goodwill Guide Makes All the Difference

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 24, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Eddie Rickenbach posted in The Excel Center, Education, Goodwill Guides, Goodwill Outlet, Retail, Southern Indiana

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    Lily Howell, 20, began her journey with Goodwill in 2018 when she enrolled in The Excel Center® Clarksville, Goodwill’s high school for adults, and accepted a position as a part-time associate at the Goodwill retail store down the street. She also met her Guide, Chris Wass. Serving our retail employees, students and other program participants, Goodwill Guides work to identify strengths and challenges and help develop paths to success that involve setting career and financial goals.

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    Homelessness Did Not Stop Determined Student

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 19, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Success Story, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    Meet Chaston: Veteran, Father, and Excel Center Graduate

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 11, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Education, Veteran

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    Veterans Day is an important day to honor and show appreciation for all who have served in the United States military. Goodwill takes pride in its employment and education of our military veterans — veterans like Chaston Calvin.

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    Prioritizing Spending During a Pandemic

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 29, 2020 1:15:00 PM / by Nathan Simpson posted in Success Story, Education, Goodwill Guides

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    When much of the world shut down in March due to the pandemic, a lot of people were left without jobs, or income to be able to pay their bills.  For those who were unable to collect unemployment benefits, there were few options available to stay afloat. One of those people was Goodwill Guides participant Rizan Hajji.  

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    Goodwill Uses Innovative Approach to Education

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 9, 2020 9:45:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    October is National Dropout Prevention Month. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over 12% of Hoosier working age adults lack a high school diploma. The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s free high school for adults, is working to decrease that rate by allowing adult students the opportunity to pick up where they left off in school, providing support and resources to meet their goals. 

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    Chasing Goals and Achieving Excellence

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2020 12:15:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, The Excel Center, Goodwill Commercial Services, Education, #NDEAM

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    (Photos taken prior to  the onset of COVID-19)

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    Indianapolis Met Student Graduates Early and Pursues Coding Career

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Stephenie Snow posted in Success Story, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    There is no doubt that high school can be a time of transformation and change for students. For students experiencing circumstances that may present a barrier to their education, such as homelessness, involvement in the criminal justice system or teen pregnancy, getting through high school can feel like an impossible feat. 

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    Mother of Three Graduates From High School, Enrolls Into College

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 25, 2020 9:15:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education

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    Haley Ring, 27, decided to return to high school as an adult because of something her eldest daughter, who is 11 years old, once said to her.

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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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    Indianapolis Metropolitan High School Student Receives Full Scholarship to Indiana University

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 8, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Success Story, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    Indianapolis Metropolitan High School is a best-fit school for students experiencing circumstances that may present a barrier to education, including teen pregnancy or parenting, homelessness, involvement with the foster care or criminal justice system and more. The school places an emphasis on ensuring students enroll in college or enter into a career that offers a higher wage post-graduation.

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