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Goodwill Achievers Central and Southern Indiana

7 Weeks, 7 Stories

Every year, Goodwill holds its Annual Awards Breakfast, honoring the extraordinary achievements of our employees, students, community partners and program participants. This year’s breakfast was canceled due to COVID-19, but we still want you to experience their stories. Over the coming weeks, you’ll see how your support has changed their lives.

Employment Achievement Award- Jesse Hendrickson

The Employment Achievement Award recognizes a current or past employee who has removed a barrier or shown significant progress and accomplishment overcoming barriers to secure employment and/or worked to advance to a middle-skill job or higher wage.

employed directly in 2019

placed into jobs by Goodwill in 2019

Indianapolis Metropolitan High School Outstanding Student Achievement Award- Zoey Lewis

The Indianapolis Metropolitan High School Outstanding Student Achievement Award recognizes a student who excels at upholding the PUMA Promise to be: professional, unstoppable, motivated, accountable and supportive.

%

of students experienced a barrier, like homelessness, pregnancy, or involvement in the criminal justice or foster care systems in 2019

%

of seniors graduated from Indianapolis Metropolitan High School in 2019

Education Achievement Award- Jacob Barrett

The Education Achievement Award recognizes a current student or graduate of The Excel Center who has shown significant progress and accomplishment overcoming barriers to advance his or her education.

diplomas earned since 2010

%

of Excel Center graduates earn college credit or a job certification

Health Achievement Award- Cieara Jake

The Health Achievement Award recognizes a graduate of Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership®  (NFP) who has illustrated an outstanding commitment to participating in the program and achieving a healthy pregnancy.

Indiana's infant mortality ranking

Women served by Nurse-Family Partnership since 2011

Connections Award- Cook Medical

The Connections Award recognizes a partner organization that has supported Goodwill’s programs and mission.

Retail Site of the Year Award- Richmond Goodwill Store

Goodwill’s Retail Site of the Year is selected based on its ability to succeed in its twin objectives of meeting production goals, while providing opportunities to people with barriers to employment. With more than 70 retail stores in central and southern Indiana, it’s quite an accomplishment to receive this award.

A Special Message from Goodwill’s Board Chairs

Kent A. Kramer, President and CEO of Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana, discusses Goodwill’s current priorities and what comes next for the organization with the chairs of Goodwill’s three boards of directors. Guests include Don Palmer, chair of the Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana board; Claudia Cummings, former chair of the Goodwill Education Initiatives board; and Matt Carter, chair of the Goodwill Foundation of Central & Southern Indiana board.

Barbara Robinson Memorial Award- Andre and Austin Archer

The Barbara Robinson Memorial Award recognizes persons with a disability who have demonstrated a substantial desire to overcome barriers.

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%

of persons with disabilities were unemployed in 2019 compared to 3.5% of persons without disabilities

employees with barriers or people placed in jobs by Goodwill in 2019

Thanks to our event sponsors for your continued support!

  • Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
  • BD Managed Services
  • Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc
  • BKD
  • BMWC Constructors
  • Browning Investments
  • CBRE
  • Cogensia
  • Coupa
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Elements Financial
  • FCCI Insurance
  • InterVision
  • Martek
  • Morales Group
  • Old National Bank
  • Printing Partners
  • Strategic Capital Partners
  • Visit Indy
  • The Wildman Group
  • Young & Laramore
  • Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
  • BD Managed Services
  • Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc
  • BKD
  • BMWC Constructors
  • Browning Investments
  • CBRE
  • Cogensia
  • Coupa
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Elements Financial
  • FCCI Insurance
  • InterVision
  • Martek
  • Morales Group
  • Old National Bank
  • Printing Partners
  • Strategic Capital Partners
  • Visit Indy
  • The Wildman Group
  • Young & Laramore