Goodwill Education Initiatives Thrives in 2021

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 11, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    Goodwill’s education division proudly celebrates over 300 new high school graduates this month! Indianapolis Met High School celebrated their newest class of graduates on June 5, and The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s free high school for adults, will recognize its Class of 2021 across 15 ceremonies this weekend. 

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    Gaining Confidence | Madison’s Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2021 11:45:00 AM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness

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    Madison Stevenson, 20, has big goals that include earning a PhD and pursuing a career in engineering. Yet, there was a point in time that Madison believed she might not earn a high school diploma. 

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    Leadership Spotlight | Kennedi Walker, Life Coach at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Education

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    In honor of Educators Appreciation Week, Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana is celebrating educators who continue to change lives, like Kennedi Walker! Kennedi is a life coach at The Excel Center® on Michigan Street and has been with Goodwill for four years. Originally starting as a Manager of Office Administration, visitors in her building would often comment on how warm, energetic and welcoming Kennedi made them feel. Read below to learn more about this compassionate and dynamic leader!

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    Goodwill Educator Appreciation Isn’t Just For One Week

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 4, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    Educator Appreciation Week is celebrated in schools across the country May 3 - 7. However, at Goodwill, we strive to celebrate our educators throughout the entire year.

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    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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    Leadership Spotlight | Lakia Osborne, Regional Director at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 23, 2021 9:15:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education

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    Lakia Osborne recently became The Excel Center® Regional Director, responsible for the general school operation, performance, academic oversight and direction of our Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana adult high school network. Having worked at Goodwill for nearly a decade, Lakia is well-positioned for success in her new role, as she has a vast amount of expertise of The Excel Center model, previously serving in key positions including school director, project manager and life coach. Read on to learn more about this inspiring leader.

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    Leadership Spotlight | Tanisha Adams, Registrar Manager at Goodwill Education Initiatives

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 17, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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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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    A New View on Education | Theresa's Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 14, 2021 12:45:00 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in The Excel Center, Education

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    Theresa Samuels, 33, is a wife, mom, soon-to-be accountant and fervent believer in the power of education. Growing up, however, Theresa’s household did not place much emphasis on the value of schooling.

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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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