Ronalyn Gonzalez Discovers a Love of Learning at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 5, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    No Longer Lost | Sarah's Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 20, 2019 6:00:00 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education

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    At 17 years old, many teenagers are focused on things like prom and hanging out with friends. Sarah Siegel’s teenage years were spent a little differently, however, when she suddenly found herself living on her own during her sophomore year of high school.

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    The Excel Center Graduation Recap

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 6, 2019 6:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    The Excel Center®, a tuition-free high school that provides adults the opportunity to earn a Core 40 diploma, celebrated over 300 graduates at its winter graduation ceremonies on February 14 and 15. Since opening its first location in 2010, The Excel Center has seen consistent growth, including the expansion to 14 locations throughout central and southern Indiana.

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    Excel Center Student Finds Success Through Drawing

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 26, 2019 11:23:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education

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    DeShawn Minor reflects on his early youth as a difficult time. He didn’t fully understand how his actions impacted those around him, especially his mom and younger siblings. He describes how he had anger issues and “goofed off” a lot at school, resulting in several suspensions and finally, expulsion. He was placed into a group home as a teen and an alternative school in another city.

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    High School Diploma Gives David Ramirez a Fresh Start

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 22, 2019 12:04:43 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Employment, TalentSource, The Excel Center, Education

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    Ask any instructor or coach at The Excel Center® Shadeland about David Ramirez, and their face will quickly light up.

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    Meet The Excel Center Muncie's First Graduate, Amber Copley

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Education, Parents, mental health

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    Amber Copley is a proud high school graduate at the age of 23. She initially dropped out of school when she was a junior in high school, at the age of 16, due to emotional and financial difficulties.

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    Partnering with Google for The Hour of Code

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 29, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Dani Smith posted in Employment, TalentSource, The Excel Center, Education

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    On December 6, 2018, history was made. The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s high school for adults, hosted their very first Hour of Code at several of its campuses. At the West 34th Street location, around 30 students took time out of their class schedule to learn computer programming— for most of them, it was their first time coding.

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    Meet Phillip Hinds

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 22, 2019 3:30:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Disability, The Excel Center, Education

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    Student with Asperger Syndrome and ADHD Excels at Goodwill’s Adult High School

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    From Homeless to Business Owner

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 14, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Employment, The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    From Homeless to Business Owner, Meet Keanna Murphy

     Keanna Murphy, 29, is a mother of four children living in Indianapolis. She is also a professional baker who owns her own business. With plans to earn a college degree, Keanna seems to have it all figured out. However, just a decade ago, her life looked quite different than it does today.

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    Hard Work Brings a Bright Future to Refugee Family

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 29, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Jimmy Sedam posted in TalentSource, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Goodwill Guides, Language Barrier, McClelland Scholarship

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    Mohammed Alhamwi’s journey to The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s high school for adults, begins more than 6,000 miles away in his home country of Syria. Like many Syrians, his family was forced to flee as a result of the country’s civil war. As refugees in Jordan, they weren’t permitted to pursue employment or education which left them unable to build a life there. It seemed as if Mohammed’s family was in a perpetual limbo. They connected with Exodus Refugee Project and steadily worked for a more permanent placement. After several years in this limbo state, they received word that they were being placed in the U.S.

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