Creating Second Chances Through Local Partnerships

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 27, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Community Partners, Employment, Success Story, Goodwill Commercial Services, Criminal History

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    When Hotel Tango contracted with Goodwill Commercial Services to label their signature bottles, and later to bottle hand sanitizer, it was the start of a great partnership. Because of the special shape of the bottles, it was difficult to get the labels in the correct position every time — until Willie Burroughs got involved.

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    Homelessness Did Not Stop Determined Student

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 19, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Success Story, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    SCSEP Participant Uses Innovative Technology to Thrive

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Jo Young posted in Disability, Success Story, Senior Community Service Employment Program

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    In 2015, James Hayes was diagnosed with a vision impairment called low-vision, caused by glaucoma and other deficiencies. At the onset of this diagnosis, James was employed by Indianapolis Public Schools but left due to the disease’s progression.

    As his vision continued to diminish, James learned to adapt to his new circumstance as best he could by working with other not-for-profit organizations that assisted those with vision impairments. One of those agencies referred him to the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) at Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana. 

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    Celebrating 10 Years of Employment at Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Goodwill Commercial Services, #NDEAM

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    This year, Derrick Powe celebrates 10 years of employment at Goodwill, beginning as a groundskeeper and now working as a janitor for Goodwill Commercial Services.

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    Prioritizing Spending During a Pandemic

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 29, 2020 1:15:00 PM / by Nathan Simpson posted in Success Story, Education, Goodwill Guides

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    When much of the world shut down in March due to the pandemic, a lot of people were left without jobs, or income to be able to pay their bills.  For those who were unable to collect unemployment benefits, there were few options available to stay afloat. One of those people was Goodwill Guides participant Rizan Hajji.  

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    Chasing Goals and Achieving Excellence

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2020 12:15:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, The Excel Center, Goodwill Commercial Services, Education, #NDEAM

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    (Photos taken prior to  the onset of COVID-19)

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    Senior Employment Changes Lives

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 25, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Josh Kupke posted in Success Story, Senior Community Service Employment Program

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    What does a program like the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) mean for its participants? For James Maxey (“Maxey”), it means having less stress about money. 

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    Goodwill Guides Program Helps Participants Navigate Homebuying Process

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 8, 2020 2:33:46 PM / by Eddie Rickenbach posted in Success Story, Goodwill Guides

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    Indianapolis Met Student Graduates Early and Pursues Coding Career

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Stephenie Snow posted in Success Story, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    There is no doubt that high school can be a time of transformation and change for students. For students experiencing circumstances that may present a barrier to their education, such as homelessness, involvement in the criminal justice system or teen pregnancy, getting through high school can feel like an impossible feat. 

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    Mother of Three Graduates From High School, Enrolls Into College

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 25, 2020 9:15:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education

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    Haley Ring, 27, decided to return to high school as an adult because of something her eldest daughter, who is 11 years old, once said to her.

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