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ABOUT

The Goodwill Connection

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Operated by Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana, The Excel Center provides support services such as on-site child care, transportation assistance, and college credit and industry-recognized certification courses – all at no cost.

Through our access to additional Goodwill programs such as employment and disability services, a criminal re-entry program and services for first-time mothers, The Excel Center is able to help remove barriers to education and empower individuals to achieve their goals.

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Our Mission

We change lives every day by empowering people to increase their independence and reach their potential through education, health and employment.

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Accreditation

The Excel Center is a tuition-free, public charter high school for adults.

All of our Marion County schools are authorized by the Mayor of Indianapolis and the Office of Education Innovation. Schools outside Indianapolis operate under charters granted by the Indiana Charter Schools Board.

The Goodwill Connection

Since opening our doors in 2010, The Excel Center
has helped thousands of adults meet their full potential.

goodwill of central and southern indiana

Operated by Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana, The Excel Center provides support services such as on-site child care, transportation assistance, and college credit and industry-recognized certification courses – all at no cost.

Through our access to additional Goodwill programs such as employment and disability services, a criminal re-entry program and services for first-time mothers, The Excel Center is able to help remove barriers to education and empower individuals to achieve their goals.

Our Mission

the excel center
We change lives every day by empowering people to increase their independence and reach their potential through education, health and employment.

Accreditation

adult high school accreditation

The Excel Center is a tuition-free, public charter high school for adults.

All of our Marion County schools are authorized by the Mayor of Indianapolis and the Office of Education Innovation. Schools outside Indianapolis operate under charters granted by the Indiana Charter Schools Board.

Goodwill Education Initiatives, Inc.
Board of Directors

To contact our Board of Directors, please email them directly.

Directors

Gita Baker, Chair

Doris L. Pryor, Vice-Chair

Laura Pickett, Secretary

Kofi Barko

Garland Graves

C. Perry Griffith, Jr.

Jay Oliver

Don Palmer

Joshua Shelton

Ex-Officio Director

Kent A. Kramer

Honorary Directors

Gwen A. Fountain, Ph.D.
Fred C. Tucker, III

2024 Board Meeting Schedule

 

GEI Board (Excel 9:00 – 10:00 am , Indy Met 10:00 – 11:00 am, GEI 11:00 am – 12 noon):

  • Jan 29, 2024
  • May 13, 2024 *Annual
  • Aug 12, 2024
  • Nov 4, 2024
  • Jan 27, 2025

Indy Met only (9:00 – 9:30 am):

  • Mar 12, 2024
  • Sep 17, 2024

    All meetings will be in-person with a Zoom option available and posted in OnBoard as well.

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    2023 Board Meeting Schedule

     

    GEI Board (Excel 8:30 – 9:30 am , Indy Met 9:30 – 10:30 am, GEI 10:30 – 11:30 am):

      • Jan 30, 2023 (already set on calendar)
      • May 1, 2023 *Annual
      • Aug 7, 2023
      • Nov 6, 2023
      • Jan 29, 2024

    Indy Met only (8:30 – 9:00 am):

      • Mar 14, 2023
      • Sep 19, 2023

    All meetings will be in-person with a Zoom option available and posted in OnBoard as well.

    2022 Board Meeting Schedule