A Goodwill Guide Makes All the Difference

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 24, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Eddie Rickenbach posted in The Excel Center, Education, Goodwill Guides, Goodwill Outlet, Retail, Southern Indiana

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    Lily Howell, 20, began her journey with Goodwill in 2018 when she enrolled in The Excel Center® Clarksville, Goodwill’s high school for adults, and accepted a position as a part-time associate at the Goodwill retail store down the street. She also met her Guide, Chris Wass. Serving our retail employees, students and other program participants, Goodwill Guides work to identify strengths and challenges and help develop paths to success that involve setting career and financial goals.

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    Meet Chaston: Veteran, Father, and Excel Center Graduate

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 11, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Education, Veteran

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    Veterans Day is an important day to honor and show appreciation for all who have served in the United States military. Goodwill takes pride in its employment and education of our military veterans — veterans like Chaston Calvin.

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    Goodwill Uses Innovative Approach to Education

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 9, 2020 9:45:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    October is National Dropout Prevention Month. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over 12% of Hoosier working age adults lack a high school diploma. The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s free high school for adults, is working to decrease that rate by allowing adult students the opportunity to pick up where they left off in school, providing support and resources to meet their goals. 

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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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    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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    Essential Work Continues for Goodwill Guides During Pandemic

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 18, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Stolz posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Goodwill Guides

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    In 2015, Georgina Palma-Santos was pregnant with her first child at the age of 16. Her traditional high school was not designed to support students with children. Seeking other options, Georgina enrolled in an online school but felt like the lack of structure was difficult to manage while raising a newborn. When she heard about The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s high school for adults, she was relieved to have a school with a childcare option. 

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    Excel Center Student Comes Full Circle

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 14, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Jessamon Jones posted in TalentSource, The Excel Center

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    Katie Reigelsperger started at The Excel Center-Anderson in October of 2013 with zero high school credits after giving birth to her first son at the age of 13. An exceptional student, Katie seized all of the opportunities The Excel Center offered her and graduated in June 2014 with 42 credits and two industry-recognized certifications, including a pharmacy technician certification. 

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    Excel Center Graduate Achieves Dream of Earning a High School Diploma

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 15, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Goodwill Guides, Retail

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    There are 460,000 working-age Hoosiers who lack a high school diploma. Prior to The Excel Center, Goodwill’s free high school for adults, there were few options for people like Jacob Barrett who wanted to earn one. 

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    Excel Center Graduate Helps Patients Navigate COVID-19

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Stephenie Snow posted in Employment, The Excel Center, Education

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    Becky Escareño graduated from The Excel Center, Goodwill’s free high school for adults, in 2017. Mother of two, Becky not only graduated with an Indiana high school diploma, but she also earned industry-recognized certifications — all at no cost. 

     

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    It's Teacher Appreciation Week!

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 7, 2020 8:44:43 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Employment, The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    From navigating new Zoom classrooms to grading homework late into the evening and planning lessons over the weekend, teachers continue to put their students first and be heroes in our communities. To celebrate these hardworking individuals, since 1984, the National PTA®  - which is comprised of millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders - has designated one week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to education.

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