The Excel Center

Plan for National Growth and Expansion

32 Million Adults Without a High School Diploma

A high school diploma is the passport to participation in today’s labor market

As the number of jobs requiring some form of education beyond high school continues to grow, people without a high school diploma are falling even farther behind:

    • 2 out of 3 adults without a high school diploma are low income
    • Adults without a high school diploma earn 70% less than those who have graduated
    • A child is twice as likely to drop out of school if a parent does not graduate


of all jobs in the United States require education beyond high school

The Solution

The Excel Center, Goodwill’s high school for adults, imagines a future where any adult without a high school diploma can access a free and excellent education that empowers them to increase their independence, attain meaningful employment and reach their full potential.


As one of the nation’s leading providers of educational and workforce-related services, the Goodwill network is uniquely positioned to bring this vision to life.

Adults earning their high school diploma through The Excel Center will strengthen our workforce, economy and families across the country. Join the national movement today!