Always Keep Smiling

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 20, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Rana Mitchell posted in The Excel Center, Education, McClelland Scholarship, refugee

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    Meet Basimah Alshaar

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    Setting An Example | Perci’s Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 16, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Rachel Moehle posted in The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    Raised by a single mom on the eastside of Indianapolis, life was not always easy for Perci Robertson. Outside influences and the added responsibility of working to help care for his siblings thrust Perci into adulthood at a young age. With his mother often working long hours to support their family, life at home lacked structure, and he struggled to maintain his focus and motivation in the classroom.

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    Returning to the Classroom | Genesis’ Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 5, 2019 7:00:00 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    When Genesis Ortiz withdrew from high school during her senior year, she never imagined that she’d be pursuing a teaching degree nearly 10 years later.

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    Student Brings Sign Language to the Classroom

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 28, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Success Story, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    As Daesha Cottrell nears the end of her senior year at Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, she is raising the bar for students who follow in her footsteps, exemplifying leadership, while preparing for college and beyond.

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    First-Gen Graduate Plans for the Future

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 14, 2019 7:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    India Daye was a senior in high school when she first learned she was pregnant. She lacked stable housing and worked part-time at a fast-food restaurant through her pregnancy to help support her family.

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    Meet Justin Musgrove & Selena Schraven | Indy Met Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 7, 2019 7:00:00 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    It takes an extraordinary kind of teacher to become a part of the Indianapolis Metropolitan High School family. As a best-fit high school for students experiencing circumstances that may present a barrier to education, Indy Met staff must possess empathy, patience and — most of all — heart.

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    Meet Mark Van Dyk | The Excel Center Teacher Appreciation Week Spotlight

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 7, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Rachel Moehle posted in The Excel Center, Education

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    With 14 campuses across Indiana, The Excel Center® — Goodwill’s high school for adults — is filled with many highly-qualified instructors, coaches, special education coordinators, paraprofessionals and additional support staff that are dedicated to leading students toward success. Mark Van Dyk, a humanities instructor at The Excel Center on Michigan St. in Indianapolis, is a shining example of the passion and commitment that the staff of each school possesses.

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    The Excel Center Helps Find A Path

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

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    Jessica Monroe left high school when she was 16 years old. Originally from Muncie, Indiana, she dealt with several barriers at school, including a lack of support from peers.

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    A Passion for Helping People Points Martha in the Right Direction

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 9, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Jessamon Jones posted in Employment, TalentSource, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Goodwill Guides, McClelland Scholarship, Parents

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    Martha Moraga worked hard to raise her four children while earning a high school diploma at The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s high school for adults. She strives to be a role model for all of her children - with the goal of becoming a medical assistant - and her teachers believe she already sets a great example.

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    Ronalyn Gonzalez Discovers a Love of Learning at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 5, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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