Twin Brothers Achieve Independence Through Employment at Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 19, 2020 1:06:59 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Disability Services, McClelland Scholarship, ClickGoodwill, Retail

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    Nearly half of 25-year-olds with autism have never had a paying job and only 16% of persons with autism ever live independently, so when twin brothers Andre and Austin Archer connected with Goodwill Disability Services in 2016 and said they were eager to do both, our team got to work. 

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    A Second Chance for Career Success

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Stolz posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Goodwill Guides, McClelland Scholarship, Parents

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    Martha Bess has always had a love of learning, but personal barriers prevented her from finishing high school as a teenager. She married at 14 years old and started her own family, which grew to include six children. Over 20 years later, she began working with her church’s homeschool co-op, where her children attended, and soon discovered her own love of teaching. To advance her career and to continue to set a good example for her children, she knew she would need a high school diploma.

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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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    Support while Pursuing a Nursing Career

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 26, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Colleen Grile posted in Employment, McClelland Scholarship, Retail

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    Cayley Golay is an unstoppable force whose main source of fulfillment is her desire to help people. Cayley joined the Goodwill family when she was a junior in high school, working in retail stores throughout her high school career until she found a job in manufacturing after graduation. When Cayley realized she wanted to go back to school to pursue a nursing career, she chose to return to Goodwill where she knew she would be supported through the process.

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    Aim Higher

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 2, 2019 9:46:42 AM / by Rana Mitchell posted in Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, The Excel Center, Education, McClelland Scholarship, Parents

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    Jaquala Berry’s Story

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    Always Keep Smiling

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 20, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Rana Mitchell posted in The Excel Center, Education, McClelland Scholarship, refugee

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    Meet Basimah Alshaar

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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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    Hard Work Brings a Bright Future to Refugee Family

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 29, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Jimmy Sedam posted in TalentSource, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Goodwill Guides, Language Barrier, McClelland Scholarship

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    Mohammed Alhamwi’s journey to The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s high school for adults, begins more than 6,000 miles away in his home country of Syria. Like many Syrians, his family was forced to flee as a result of the country’s civil war. As refugees in Jordan, they weren’t permitted to pursue employment or education which left them unable to build a life there. It seemed as if Mohammed’s family was in a perpetual limbo. They connected with Exodus Refugee Project and steadily worked for a more permanent placement. After several years in this limbo state, they received word that they were being placed in the U.S.

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    Former Receptionist Earns a College Degree and a Promotion at Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 7, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, Education, Goodwill Guides, McClelland Scholarship, ClickGoodwill, Retail

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