Where Are They Now: Katie Reigelsperger

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 31, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    Growing up, Katie Reigelsperger had little support from her parents, who struggled with substance abuse. Over the years, Katie was in and out of the foster care system and struggled to find the stability and guidance that she needed to make healthy choices. Then, at the age of 13, she found out she was pregnant.

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    Finding a New Normal After a Near-Death Experience

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Eddie Rickenbach posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Retail

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    As a sophomore at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Leonard Lofton was a successful student with plans to be a history teacher. 

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    Charting a Path to Success with Goodwill Guides

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 20, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Josh Kupke posted in Employment, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Retail

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    Rachel Hendrickson knew the direction she wanted to take her life, but she needed help crafting a plan. After six years employed as a retail associate at Goodwill, she began working with a career and life coach at Goodwill — also known as a Guide. Together, they charted a path to accomplishing her goals of getting a driver’s license, owning a car and being promoted to Team Leader.

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    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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    Turning Life Around: An Indianapolis Met Student Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2019 3:30:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Success Story, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    Kiersten Manuel, 17, is an active high school senior. Not only does she achieve high grades and take Certified Nursing Assistant and dual credit classes, but Kiersten also participates in girls basketball and track. She is the Chief Financial Officer of her school’s student-run coffee shop, a staff intern and a part-time associate at Kroger.

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    Finding a Way to Persevere | April's Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 24, 2019 8:46:11 AM / by Hannah Salazar posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education

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    Two years ago, if you had asked April Williams if she thought she would ever graduate high school, the answer likely would have been “no”.

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    A Path to Success Through Indy Met

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 3, 2019 4:00:00 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Success Story, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    Indianapolis Metropolitan High School is designed for students experiencing circumstances that may present a barrier to education. Supports such as free child care, transportation assistance, family empowerment coaching and small class sizes help students remove those barriers and meet their goals.

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    Back on Track

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Rana Mitchell posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education

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    The Excel Center graduate, Nyla Wills story

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    Returning to the Classroom | Genesis’ Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 5, 2019 7:00:00 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    When Genesis Ortiz withdrew from high school during her senior year, she never imagined that she’d be pursuing a teaching degree nearly 10 years later.

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    Student Brings Sign Language to the Classroom

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 28, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Success Story, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    As Daesha Cottrell nears the end of her senior year at Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, she is raising the bar for students who follow in her footsteps, exemplifying leadership, while preparing for college and beyond.

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