Finding Strength in Adversity

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2022 8:48:36 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, TalentSource, Language Barrier, Parents, Mission Awareness, Multi-gen impact

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    Oumou Samake was born in Africa but lived in Paris, where she received a degree in social work prior to immigrating to the United States with her husband in 2016. Shortly after arriving, she learned she was pregnant. 

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    Mission Coaches Make a Difference

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 4, 2022 2:24:55 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Criminal History, Retail, mental health, Mission Awareness, Mission Coaches, Goodwill Education

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    When Johnny Manson joined Goodwill in October 2016 as a part-time donation attendant, he had been struggling to secure employment due to past legal issues and a lifelong history of depression. 

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    A Second Chance at Success

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 25, 2022 1:34:19 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Employment, Success Story, Criminal History, Retail, Former Addiction, Mission Awareness

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    When Stephanie Carney was sentenced to 18 months in prison, she knew that she needed to make a change in her life.

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    Discovering My Path at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2022 2:54:44 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness, Goodwill Education, Decatur

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    In 2015, Rachel Dell had just moved to Indianapolis from her hometown in rural Georgia and was looking for a new lease on life.

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    Finding Meaning Through Employment

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 24, 2022 4:18:35 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, Criminal History, Retail, Former Addiction, Mission Awareness, Mission Coaches

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    After separating from her husband of 10 years, Samantha Russell turned to drugs in an effort to cope with the stress and anxiety she was experiencing. 

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    How Goodwill Changed Education in Indiana

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 5, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education, Parents, Mission Awareness, Multi-gen impact

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    In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2 - 6), Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana celebrates its staff of over 360 education professionals, including teachers, guidance coaches and administrators throughout the entire month. 

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    Join Us In Celebrating Goodwill Industries Week

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2022 10:30:00 AM / by Kent A. Kramer posted in Employment, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness, Goodwill Week

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    Since 1951, Goodwill® organizations throughout the United States and Canada have come together to recognize Goodwill Industries Week and highlight the defining principle of our mission — to change lives. For 120 years, the Goodwill network has worked with people experiencing barriers to employment by helping them secure a job, increase their education and access resources critical to achieving independence.

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    Empowerment Through Education

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 21, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education, Retail, COVID-19, Mission Awareness

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    Indianapolis Metropolitan High School is a best-fit school for teenage students experiencing circumstances that may present a barrier to education. In 2020, those circumstances included a pandemic that entirely uprooted education across the globe, but our students adapted and persevered, and our faculty did an amazing job at ensuring we could continue to provide high-quality, rigorous instruction and individualized support. 

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    Excel Center Grad Beats the Odds

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 15, 2022 10:16:38 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, COVID-19, Mission Awareness, Mission Coaches

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    There are more than 447,450,000 working-age Hoosiers who lack a high school diploma. Prior to The Excel Center, Goodwill’s unique high school for adults, there were few options for people like Dontre Smith who wanted to earn one.

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    “Building the Life I Deserve”

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 8, 2022 10:30:00 AM / by Kari Podany posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness

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    Meet Dakota McLaughlin. Dakota is a proud graduate of The Excel Center® and is working towards earning a Master’s degree in Social Work. Just a few years ago, however, he was in a very different situation.  

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