Carving Out a New Career Path

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 3, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Nathan Miller posted in Employment, TalentSource, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Retail

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    From English Language Learner to Graduate

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 20, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Ashley Martinez posted in The Excel Center, Education, Goodwill Guides, Language Barrier

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    Seven years ago, Karen Narvaez arrived in the United States from Nicaragua with little knowledge of the English language, but with a strong thirst for knowledge and a drive to succeed. After seeking out basic English courses, she was referred to The Excel Center by a friend in 2015. Unsure at the time of her ultimate career and education goals, Karen enrolled at The Excel Center part-time, with the idea that earning her diploma would help improve her fluency in English. However, Karen’s motivation soon began to change. Despite a transportation barrier, she set — and accomplished — her goal of attending school every day, and even completed her courses at the top of her class in Anderson.

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    Goodwill Employee Pursues Lifetime Goal

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Rana Mitchell posted in Employment, Goodwill Guides, McClelland Scholarship, Retail

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    Since she was young, Lindsey Lemen wanted to pursue her college education. Unable to attend college after graduating from high school, she put her dream on hold. Lindsey faced barriers after graduating that made it hard for her to maintain full-time employment. These barriers were removed after she started working at the Goodwill store in Shelbyville, Indiana.

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    Excitement for Education Pays Off

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Chris Wass posted in Employment, Education, Goodwill Guides, Retail, Southern Indiana

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    Meet Alexis Hornung & Andrew Weston

    Alexis Hornung and Andrew Weston work together at their local Goodwill store in Corydon. They each turned 18 years old and graduated from high schools in Harrison County this past spring. Alexis, who graduated from Lanesville Senior High School with academic honors, always enjoyed being around kids and tutoring her classmates. Her passion for teaching was solidified at a young age by her stepmother, who taught special education.

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    Barriers Were No Match For This Kind of Determination

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 9, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Chris Wass posted in Employment, Goodwill Guides, Retail, Southern Indiana

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    Meet Sarina Kenney

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    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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    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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