Mother and Daughter Graduate High School Together

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

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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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    Mother of Four Prepares to Graduate from The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 28, 2018 6:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Education, Language Barrier, Parents

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    Born in California, Leticia Ibarra finished middle school before her family relocated to Mexico.

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    The Land of Dreams Leads to a Diploma

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2018 8:02:00 PM / by Aisha Herring posted in The Excel Center, Education, Language Barrier

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    Coming to the United States from a different country can present many obstacles but also opportunities. For Dior Thioune, 30, one of her opportunities was education.

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    A Message from Goodwill's President for Spring 2018

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 5, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Kent A. Kramer posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, The Excel Center, Goodwill Guides, President's Message

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    It’s hard to believe that it has been a full year since the merger of the central and southern Indiana Goodwills. One of the primary motivations for the merger was the desire to increase the pace with which we could deliver mission services to southern Indiana.

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    From Part-Time to Full-Time–and now a high school graduate

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education

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    Courtney McCowan did not expect to drop out of high school only three months away from graduation. However, when she became pregnant with her first child, her health became her top priority.

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    Single Father Making School a Priority

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 19, 2018 8:00:00 PM / by Aisha Herring posted in The Excel Center, Education, Criminal History, Parents

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    When someone struggles with being in and out of the criminal justice system, it can be difficult to break the cycle. For many of these individuals, education becomes a solution to make that happen. Cortez Adkins, 23, enrolled at The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s high school for adults, in 2017 seeking a change in his life.

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    Single Mother Overcomes Obstacles to Reach High School Graduation

    [fa icon="calendar'] Mar 5, 2018 8:00:00 PM / by Aisha Herring posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Parents

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    For adults, returning to high school can be a difficult task especially when life’s obstacles arise. However, with the right support, they can still thrive in a high school setting to reach their ultimate goal—graduation. Paige Mallory, 28, learned about The Excel Center®, Goodwill’s high school for adults, after she saw a flier. In fall 2016, she decided to enroll to better her life and her children’s lives.

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    The Excel Center celebrates 3,000th Graduate

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 9, 2018 8:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Education

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    Kenyatta Tyler Perseveres at The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2018 8:00:00 PM / by Aisha Herring posted in The Excel Center, Education

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    Surrounding yourself with the right people can bring out qualities in yourself that you didn’t know existed. That’s exactly what happened when Kenyatta Tyler enrolled at The Excel Center® . Even with life’s trials and obstacles, Kenyatta was able to stay on track and remain a leader at the University Heights location with the support of staff.

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