Employment Helps Veteran Fulfill Longtime Dream

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 25, 2019 2:26:26 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Goodwill Commercial Services, Veteran

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    Established in 2017, National Hire a Veteran Day (celebrated on July 25) was founded by Hire Our Heroes, a nonprofit organization that connects veterans with employers. Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana recognizes the value that veterans bring to the table in terms of leadership, discipline, endurance, grit and so much more. We employ more than 100 veterans in a variety of roles, including retail associates, teachers, support professionals and more.

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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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    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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    A Father Finds Healing in Faith While Incarcerated

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 17, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, TalentSource, Success Story, Goodwill Commercial Services, New Beginnings, Criminal History, Parents

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    Finding healing in faith while incarcerated

    Cory Tipton doesn’t make any excuses but admits his lack of adult guidance led him down the wrong path as a teen.

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    Student with Barriers Finds Success at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, The Excel Center, Goodwill Commercial Services, Education

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    Student with barriers finds success at The Excel Center

    Although Courtney Person earned a certificate of completion in high school, a learning disability prevented her from receiving a diploma. Courtney studied dental careers at the J. Everett Light Career Center as a high school student, but without a diploma, she could not pursue her plan to become a dental hygienist. It was a devastating blow.

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    New Opportunities for Ex-Offenders with New Beginnings

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2017 7:30:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Community Partners, Employment, TalentSource, Success Story, Goodwill Commercial Services, New Beginnings, Criminal History

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    Verdell knows hard work pays off

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 1, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by GoodwillIndy posted in Employment, Success Story, Goodwill Commercial Services, Goodwill Outlet, Criminal History

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    It’s apparent within minutes of meeting Verdell Evans that she has a burning desire to succeed. Previously, she was fueled by negative influences and destructive choices. She left home at a young age and used and sold drugs. She was incarcerated twice, serving nearly 18 years in prison. Having fulfilled the terms of her sentence and parole, Evans is now blazing a trail that she had never thought possible.

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    A Second Chance for Career Success with New Beginnings

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2017 6:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Community Partners, Employment, TalentSource, Success Story, Goodwill Commercial Services, New Beginnings, Criminal History

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    NANCY GREGORY | A Goodwill Success Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 22, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Marissa Emerson posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Goodwill Commercial Services

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    Since 1997, Nancy has worked as a janitor at the Birch Bayh Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse. She is described as the heart of her team of nearly 20, remembering co-workers’ birthdays and coming in early every day to eat lunch with others before her shift starts.

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    Remembering Dawn Baxter, 1968-2017

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 8, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by GoodwillIndy posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Goodwill Commercial Services

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    Dawn Baxter was a wonderful person to work with. She was one of the first graduates of our janitorial training program and had been a long-time employee in our Commercial Services area. Dawn passed away this last weekend.  Our deepest sympathies to her family and friends. We will miss her very much.

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