Time to Shine: Camree Banks

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Aisha Herring posted in Education, The Excel Center

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    Camree Banks graduated from The Excel Center® West in February 2018. Through her hard work and perseverance, she was able to overcome various obstacles. Her hard work paid off because she graduated Cum Laude and as a 21st Century Scholar. Camree plans to attend college in the fall to study photography, film and production. She shared her story at the graduation ceremony:

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    Former Refugee Earns High School Diploma, Pays It Forward

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in The Excel Center, Language Barrier, McClelland Scholarship, Education, Success Story

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    Pency Engmawii grew up with 11 siblings in a small Burmese village where education was difficult to acquire without wealth. Education is also approached differently in her home country.

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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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    In his own words—Cordarryl Gray

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 29, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Aisha Herring posted in The Excel Center, Education, Disability

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    Cordarryl Gray, 29, enrolled at The Excel Center® Meadows in April 2017. He quickly proved that he was motivated to succeed.

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    Student with Barriers Finds Success at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Disability, Employment, The Excel Center, Goodwill Commercial Services, Education, Success Story

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    Student with barriers finds success at The Excel Center

    Although Courtney Person earned a certificate of completion in high school, a learning disability prevented her from receiving a diploma. Courtney studied dental careers at the J. Everett Light Career Center as a high school student, but without a diploma, she could not pursue her plan to become a dental hygienist. It was a devastating blow.

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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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    Meet The Excel Center in Clarksville's First Graduate

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 19, 2018 8:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Education, The Excel Center, Success Story

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    “Three lessons that I learned in school are that George Washington fought Cornwallis in the Battle of Charleston, not to take things for granted and never give up.”

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    Nurse-Family Partnership Empowers Young Families

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents, Education, The Excel Center, Success Story, Employment, TalentSource

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    Dianna Tolentino was referred to Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership® program by her OB in 2013.

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    Mother and Daughter Graduate High School Together

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Parents, Education, The Excel Center, Success Story

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    “If I do it, then you have to do it, too.” These were the last words Courtney Messer had said to her mom, Misty Weikel, before they both enrolled at The Excel Center in August of 2013.

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    Thanks to A Mother's Encouragement

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 8, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Julio Chavira posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Parents

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    Returning to school can have a big impact on someone’s life. Julio Chavira found himself in the Juvenile Detention Center realizing he didn't want to continue down the road he was going. 

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