Budgeting & Hard Work Equals Goals Met

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 11, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Nathan Simpson posted in Employment, Goodwill Guides, Retail

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    Meet Caroline Costa

    Dreams and goals are great, but when you can’t afford the steps to get there, they can seem unattainable. Caroline Costa was feeling that way about her own future when she moved back in with her mom in 2016. Pregnant, unemployed and financially unstable, Caroline had left an unhealthy relationship and made the difficult decision to place her son up for adoption.

    “I felt I wasn’t in a good position to financially give my son everything he needed.” Caroline said, while speaking about that difficult decision.

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    Leading by Example

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Goodwill Outlet, Criminal History, Retail

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    Angel Beyersdorfer struggled with drug addiction for a decade before she finally hit rock bottom. She lost her home, car and driver’s license and couldn’t hold down a job.

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    Supporting Our Communities

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 21, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, Criminal History, Retail, Southern Indiana

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    As a small city in rural, southern Indiana (population <7,000), Scottsburg has the same challenges larger cities have but fewer resources available to address them. Of the 12% of Scottsburg residents who didn’t graduate from high school, an astonishing 44% over the age of 25 live below poverty level. Other common barriers include criminal history, addiction and homelessness.

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    Finding New Beginnings After Incarceration

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, Goodwill Commercial Services, New Beginnings, Criminal History

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    Greg Perry beamed with pride as he stood at the podium at his graduation from Goodwill’s New Beginnings program, recounting the experiences that led him to prison as well as those that changed his life. New Beginnings is a six-month, re-entry program that helps those who were recently incarcerated adjust to society after their release.

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    Financial Literacy Impacts a Family’s Future

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2019 3:00:00 PM / by Josh Kupke posted in Employment, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, McClelland Scholarship, Parents, Retail

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    Erica Webb’s first major barrier to achieving independence was becoming a mother at 17 years old. Although she successfully graduated from high school, a series of setbacks negatively impacted her ability to provide for her growing family.

     

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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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    From Bankruptcy to Financial Coach

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 23, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, TalentSource, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, ClickGoodwill, Retail

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    It is possible to get out of debt and gain control of diabetes, meet Bryan Gilbert

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    Success After Incarceration

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 16, 2019 7:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, TalentSource, Success Story, Goodwill Commercial Services, New Beginnings, Criminal History

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    Referred to Goodwill’s New Beginnings program by his parole officer in 2017, Christopher Holifield was determined to make a change, for himself as well as his children.

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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 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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