Leadership Spotlight | Khalilah Palmer

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness

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    A Bit of a Homecoming

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Cook Medical Group posted in Community Partners, Goodwill Commercial Services, Mission Awareness

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    When you write an article about Riana Dozier, your hope is that you can accurately convey at least a small portion of the passion, positivity, and energy she exudes during the interview. (Somehow she makes algebra sound fun!) It almost feels like an injustice to only get to experience her personality through printed words.

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    Team Member Celebrates 20 Years at The Children’s Learning Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 8, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Education, Children's Learning Center, Parents, Southern Indiana, Mission Awareness

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    When April Mattingly graduated from high school, she had no idea that one of the first places she worked would be her home away from home for the next 20 years.

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    Fighting to Reduce Black Morbidity and Mortality Rates of Birthing People in Indiana

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 4, 2021 9:15:00 AM / by Stephenie Snow posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Mission Awareness

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    In 2020, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana, with funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, sponsored two doula certification courses in an effort to combat and reduce the Black morbidity and mortality rates of birthing people in Indiana; beginning with the community in Marion County. 

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    Determination and Drive | Audrey’s Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 26, 2021 10:45:00 AM / by Nathan Miller posted in Employment, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Mission Awareness

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    I met Audrey McPherson a little over four years ago when she was working as a textile producer at our retail location in Castleton. Audrey had recently been released from incarceration and felt her options were limited. She did not see a future for herself and was unable to visualize a path forward. 

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    Leadership Spotlight | William Durham, School Director at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 8, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness

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    William presenting a diploma to a graduate of The Excel Center.  

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    West Lafayette Goodwill Team Spreads Joy During the Holiday Season

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 28, 2021 10:45:00 AM / by Eddie Rickenbach posted in Retail, Mission Awareness

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    For many, the holiday season is a time for happiness and joy.  The idea of giving gifts as well as celebrating with family and friends is commonplace.  For some families, the holidays can be a harsh reminder of life’s more challenging moments.  

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    Hard Work, Persistence and Endurance | Sophia’s Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 29, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Kelsey Stolz posted in The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness

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    Seeking new opportunities, Sophia Lan moved to the United States from China. After her arrival in January 2014, she was informed that her high school diploma and bachelor’s degree were not recognized. While working full time and caring for her 6-month-old daughter, Sophia knew she had to go back to school to make a better life for her family.  In 2018, Sophia learned that The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s high school for adults, had a campus near her in Lafayette, Indiana, and enrolled right away. 

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    Instructor at The Excel Center Uses Innovation to Positively Impact Students

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 22, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Brandon Marks posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness

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    In the Fall of 2018, Josh Yoder joined a team of instructors at a recently opened location for The Excel Center, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana’s tuition-free high school for adults, in Muncie Indiana. As a math instructor, Josh brought expertise and passion for math into his classroom each and every day. In addition, he immediately discovered the ability to engage with and use technology in his classroom in a way that would benefit his students. 

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    Humanity Shines When Times Seem Darkest

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 18, 2020 4:14:26 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Community Partners, Mission Awareness

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