From English Language Learner to Graduate

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 20, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Ashley Martinez posted in The Excel Center, Education, Goodwill Guides, Language Barrier

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    Seven years ago, Karen Narvaez arrived in the United States from Nicaragua with little knowledge of the English language, but with a strong thirst for knowledge and a drive to succeed. After seeking out basic English courses, she was referred to The Excel Center by a friend in 2015. Unsure at the time of her ultimate career and education goals, Karen enrolled at The Excel Center part-time, with the idea that earning her diploma would help improve her fluency in English. However, Karen’s motivation soon began to change. Despite a transportation barrier, she set — and accomplished — her goal of attending school every day, and even completed her courses at the top of her class in Anderson.

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    Driven and Motivated | Zachary's Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in The Excel Center, Education

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    Zachary Mobley, 30, may be one of the first students to attend the newest campus in Bloomington, but he is no stranger to The Excel Center®. Zachary first attended the University Heights location in 2017, making the drive from Bloomington to Indianapolis with his sister daily. Though he received a Certificate of Completion in his youth, Zachary struggled to find consistent, gainful employment without a diploma.

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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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    Employer Partnership Leads to New Career Paths

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 6, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Jessamon Jones posted in Community Partners, Employment, The Excel Center, Education

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    Tom Wood Ford recently hosted an open house for Goodwill’s Excel Center students, graduates and mission program participants to learn firsthand about employment opportunities and a service tech apprenticeship program. 

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    Mother of Five Succeeds at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2019 4:00:00 PM / by Rana Mitchell posted in Employment, The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    Itzel Quintero is a mother of five children with a strong sense of will and determination. Initially living in California, Itzel and her family settled down in Indiana to start over and relieve some of their financial burdens. However, new financial barriers emerged after the cross country move. Itzel struggled to find solid employment that would allow her to provide for her children.

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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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    Cheyenne's Hard Work Pays Off

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 19, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Stolz posted in The Excel Center, Education

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    Cheyenne Caldwell beamed with excitement as she walked across the stage to receive her Core 40 Diploma from The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s high school for adults. Graduating Cum Laude, Cheyenne’s hard work and determination finally paid off. Before attending The Excel Center, Cheyenne experienced many barriers that made it difficult to achieve her educational goals.

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    Aim Higher

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 2, 2019 9:46:42 AM / by Rana Mitchell posted in Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, The Excel Center, Education, McClelland Scholarship, Parents

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    Jaquala Berry’s Story

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    The Excel Center Celebrates a Record-Breaking Year!

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 19, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Education

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    Always Keep Smiling

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 20, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Rana Mitchell posted in The Excel Center, Education, McClelland Scholarship, refugee

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    Meet Basimah Alshaar

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