Supporting Communities Through Strong Partnerships

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Community Partners, Employment, TalentSource, The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness

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    In summer 2019, Goodwill’s Excel Center partnered with Tom Wood and Ford Motor Company to implement an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification program at our Shadeland and University Heights locations. Tom Woods’ sponsorship of The Excel Center provides students with access to the curriculum at no cost; in return, Tom Wood has access to a pipeline of qualified service technicians—each with a path to a well-paying career.

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    Promoting the Future of Work at Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 18, 2022 2:12:19 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Education, Mission Awareness, Multi-gen impact, Strategic Plan

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    The next three years have the potential to be among the most important in our more than 90-year history. Although the COVID-19 pandemic created obstacles, Goodwill remained vigilant, working with our employees, board members and other supporters to make decisions that have put us in a place of strength. We are excited to deliver a Strategic Plan that expands and leverages existing opportunities, while also identifying, exploring and developing new ones. 

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    “If I can do it, they can do it.” Mother of Three Graduates from The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in The Excel Center, Education

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    Lakeisha Lewis, 36, is a hardworking, caring mother to her three children. In fact, throughout her entire life, she has often been responsible for the well-being of others.

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    Find Your Dream Job at Indy Met

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 4, 2022 9:15:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    How many people can say they found their “dream job” right out of college? Sofia Shine is one of those rare individuals. A Ball State 2021 graduate, Sofia started her career in July as a Family Empowerment Coach at Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Goodwill’s best-fit school for students who are experiencing barriers to education.

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    Indy Met Leadership Spotlight, Brian Williams

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 23, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    What Does Black History Month Mean To You?

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2022 10:15:00 AM / by Theron Wilson posted in Education, Mission Awareness

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    Goodwill believes that our strength lies in the diversity among the broad range of people we employ, educate and serve. We pledge to be informed and to create an equitable culture and workplace that will support the changes we want to see in our community.

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    Get Inspired by Dr. Toni Williams, Excel Center University Heights Director

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 8, 2022 11:30:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in The Excel Center, Education

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    Dr. Toni Williams joined Goodwill in 2021 to lead The Excel Center in University Heights, but her journey in education began long before now.

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    Goodwill Education Initiatives Is Now Enrolling!

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2022 8:30:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    The Excel Center®, a free public high school for adults, is currently accepting enrollment applications. New classes begin February 21 at all 15 Excel Center locations.

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    A ‘Life-Changing Opportunity’ Through The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 7, 2022 1:15:00 PM / by Kennedy Gallagher posted in The Excel Center, Education

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    In 2011, Tulay Ergin moved from Turkey to the United States to support her husband’s pursuit of a Ph.D. After a 10-year break from her own career in surgical nursing, she wanted to rejoin the workforce.

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    Excel Center Employee Continues to Advocate for Education

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 14, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Kennedy Gallagher posted in Employment, The Excel Center, Education, Parents, Volunteers, Mission Awareness

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    Gloria Combs has shown amazing drive and passion for education, always pushing limits to prove her capabilities. After graduating from The Excel Center® in 2013 and finishing her high school diploma, Gloria went on to pursue a career as a life coach to inspire others just as she was inspired by her own life coach. She has been a major advocate for education ever since. 

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