How Goodwill Changed Education in Indiana

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 5, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education, Parents, Mission Awareness, Multi-gen impact

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    In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2 - 6), Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana celebrates its staff of over 360 education professionals, including teachers, guidance coaches and administrators throughout the entire month. 

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    Join Us In Celebrating Goodwill Industries Week

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2022 10:30:00 AM / by Kent A. Kramer posted in Employment, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness, Goodwill Week

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    Since 1951, Goodwill® organizations throughout the United States and Canada have come together to recognize Goodwill Industries Week and highlight the defining principle of our mission — to change lives. For 120 years, the Goodwill network has worked with people experiencing barriers to employment by helping them secure a job, increase their education and access resources critical to achieving independence.

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    Excel Center Grad Beats the Odds

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 15, 2022 10:16:38 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, COVID-19, Mission Awareness, Mission Coaches

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    There are more than 447,450,000 working-age Hoosiers who lack a high school diploma. Prior to The Excel Center, Goodwill’s unique high school for adults, there were few options for people like Dontre Smith who wanted to earn one.

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    “Building the Life I Deserve”

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 8, 2022 10:30:00 AM / by Kari Podany posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness

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    Meet Dakota McLaughlin. Dakota is a proud graduate of The Excel Center® and is working towards earning a Master’s degree in Social Work. Just a few years ago, however, he was in a very different situation.  

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    Supporting Communities Through Strong Partnerships

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Community Partners, Employment, TalentSource, The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness

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    In summer 2019, Goodwill’s Excel Center partnered with Tom Wood and Ford Motor Company to implement an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification program at our Shadeland and University Heights locations. Tom Woods’ sponsorship of The Excel Center provides students with access to the curriculum at no cost; in return, Tom Wood has access to a pipeline of qualified service technicians—each with a path to a well-paying career.

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    “If I can do it, they can do it.” Mother of Three Graduates from The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in The Excel Center, Education

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    Lakeisha Lewis, 36, is a hardworking, caring mother to her three children. In fact, throughout her entire life, she has often been responsible for the well-being of others.

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    Get Inspired by Dr. Toni Williams, Excel Center University Heights Director

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 8, 2022 11:30:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in The Excel Center, Education

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    Dr. Toni Williams joined Goodwill in 2021 to lead The Excel Center in University Heights, but her journey in education began long before now.

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    Goodwill Education Initiatives Is Now Enrolling!

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2022 8:30:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education

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    The Excel Center®, a free public high school for adults, is currently accepting enrollment applications. New classes begin February 21 at all 15 Excel Center locations.

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    A ‘Life-Changing Opportunity’ Through The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 7, 2022 1:15:00 PM / by Kennedy Gallagher posted in The Excel Center, Education

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    In 2011, Tulay Ergin moved from Turkey to the United States to support her husband’s pursuit of a Ph.D. After a 10-year break from her own career in surgical nursing, she wanted to rejoin the workforce.

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    Excel Center Employee Continues to Advocate for Education

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 14, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Kennedy Gallagher posted in Employment, The Excel Center, Education, Parents, Volunteers, Mission Awareness

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    Gloria Combs has shown amazing drive and passion for education, always pushing limits to prove her capabilities. After graduating from The Excel Center® in 2013 and finishing her high school diploma, Gloria went on to pursue a career as a life coach to inspire others just as she was inspired by her own life coach. She has been a major advocate for education ever since. 

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