Meet Kamila Gulban

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 11, 2019 12:01:00 PM / by Taylor Hopkins posted in Employment, Retail, TalentSource, Goodwill Guides, Education

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    Kamila Gulban is originally from Afghanistan. When she arrived in the United States nearly thirteen years ago, she struggled to find her place in this new world. Her inability to speak English, lack of a driver’s license and limited support system made it difficult to find employment. A family friend of Kamila’s was familiar with Goodwill and shared the mission along with the many resources that Goodwill provides its employees. This immediately caught her attention, and she applied for a job.

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    Employees earn more than a paycheck at Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 21, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Josh Kupke posted in Retail, Goodwill Guides, Community Partners, Employment, TalentSource

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    Dequan Bennett is a great example of someone making huge strides toward reaching their goals after being given the right tools and support. He just celebrated one year as a Flooring Installer Apprentice at Jack Laurie Group, one of Goodwill’s employment partners. At Jack Laurie Group he is learning the finer points of floor installation — which tools to use, what detailing cuts for what measurements, and more. Dequan is also taking control of his finances using tools he learned from working with his Goodwill Guide.

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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 McClelland Scholarship, Language Barrier, Goodwill Guides, Education, The Excel Center, Success Story, TalentSource

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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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    Climbing the Career Ladder at Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 23, 2018 6:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Retail, Parents, Goodwill Guides, Education, Success Story, Employment, TalentSource

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    Jasmine Bible was 17 years old when she got her first job as a cashier at Goodwill. She struggled with finding reliable transportation, stable housing and dependable child care for her son with special needs. Eager to advance her career, Jasmine took advantage of every opportunity available to her through Goodwill.

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    Celebrating Older Workers Week

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 24, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Beverly Phillips posted in Veteran, Senior Community Service Employment Program, Employment, TalentSource

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    Older workers are a growing part of the 21st century labor force, and they bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and maturity to the workplace. To celebrate their contributions, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana is observing National Employ Older Workers Week from September 24-28, 2018.

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    Referral Partner Spotlight-Donna Burks

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 13, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Beverly Phillips posted in Community Partners, Nurse-Family Partnership, TalentSource, The Excel Center

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    Eskenazi Health is a champion of Goodwill’s NFP, evidenced by the fact that they made 851 referrals in 2017! Our partnership complements their own Healthy Families initiative, a free, community-based program that supports Marion County families with newborns.

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    High School Dropout with a Criminal History Beats the Odds

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 28, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Retail, The Excel Center, Criminal History, Goodwill Guides, Education, Success Story, Employment, TalentSource

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    A First-Time Mom Manages It All

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 18, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents, Success Story, Employment, TalentSource

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    A Father Finds Healing in Faith While Incarcerated

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 17, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Success Story, Employment, TalentSource, New Beginnings, Parents, Criminal History, Goodwill Commercial Services

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    Finding healing in faith while incarcerated

    Cory Tipton doesn’t make any excuses but admits his lack of adult guidance led him down the wrong path as a teen.

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    From High School Dropout to College Graduate

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 4, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, The Excel Center, Education, Retail, Success Story, TalentSource

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