The Excel Center Graduation Recap

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 6, 2019 6:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    The Excel Center®, a tuition-free high school that provides adults the opportunity to earn a Core 40 diploma, celebrated over 300 graduates at its winter graduation ceremonies on February 14 and 15. Since opening its first location in 2010, The Excel Center has seen consistent growth, including the expansion to 14 locations throughout central and southern Indiana.

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    Excel Center Student Finds Success Through Drawing

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 26, 2019 11:23:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education

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    DeShawn Minor reflects on his early youth as a difficult time. He didn’t fully understand how his actions impacted those around him, especially his mom and younger siblings. He describes how he had anger issues and “goofed off” a lot at school, resulting in several suspensions and finally, expulsion. He was placed into a group home as a teen and an alternative school in another city.

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    High School Diploma Gives David Ramirez a Fresh Start

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 22, 2019 12:04:43 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Employment, TalentSource, The Excel Center, Education

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    Ask any instructor or coach at The Excel Center® Shadeland about David Ramirez, and their face will quickly light up.

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    Meet The Excel Center Muncie's First Graduate, Amber Copley

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Education, Parents, mental health

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    Amber Copley is a proud high school graduate at the age of 23. She initially dropped out of school when she was a junior in high school, at the age of 16, due to emotional and financial difficulties.

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    Meet Johnny Manson

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 5, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Nathan Miller posted in Employment, Education, Goodwill Guides, Criminal History, Retail

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    Success stories at Goodwill are more than a stamp of “this story is done.” Instead, they acknowledge that the individual reached their goals, overcame their challenges and launched into their next chapter. Johnny Manson is just such a success story. He demonstrated tremendous growth in education, employment and financial goals.

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    Partnering with Google for The Hour of Code

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 29, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Dani Smith posted in Employment, TalentSource, The Excel Center, Education

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    On December 6, 2018, history was made. The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s high school for adults, hosted their very first Hour of Code at several of its campuses. At the West 34th Street location, around 30 students took time out of their class schedule to learn computer programming— for most of them, it was their first time coding.

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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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    Meet Kamila Gulban

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 11, 2019 12:01:00 PM / by Taylor Hopkins posted in Employment, TalentSource, Education, Goodwill Guides, Retail

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    Kamila Gulban is originally from Afghanistan. When she arrived in the United States nearly thirteen years ago, she struggled to find her place in this new world. Her inability to speak English, lack of a driver’s license and limited support system made it difficult to find employment. A family friend of Kamila’s was familiar with Goodwill and shared the mission along with the many resources that Goodwill provides its employees. This immediately caught her attention, and she applied for a job.

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    From Homeless to Business Owner

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 14, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Employment, The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    From Homeless to Business Owner, Meet Keanna Murphy

     Keanna Murphy, 29, is a mother of four children living in Indianapolis. She is also a professional baker who owns her own business. With plans to earn a college degree, Keanna seems to have it all figured out. However, just a decade ago, her life looked quite different than it does today.

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    Child Care Makes a Difference at Indianapolis Met

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 7, 2018 7:02:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education, Parents

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    Child Care Makes a Difference at Indianapolis Met,  Meet Symone Maxey

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