Changing Lives Through Education, Training and Employment

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas (Not in Arkansas?)

501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

The Excel Center™ at Goodwill

Next Excel Center Term Begins April 22, 2019

The Excel Center at Goodwill is a free public high school for adults that provides flexible class schedules, supportive relationships with staff and a life coach who works with students to find solutions for life’s challenges that could hinder progress.

We provide a free drop-in center for child care, transportation assistance, year-round operation to support students as they work toward the goal of earning a diploma. Limited spaces are available.

GIA Excel Center 2018 Inaugural Graduating Class

“Although there are many other programs around the country to help adults get their high school diplomas, the Goodwill Excel model stands out because it accepts students of any age – most other schools cap their enrollment at age 25 or younger – is growing nationally and offers intensive support to overcome the obstacles facing most people trying to go back to school.”

– New York Times.

The Excel Center operates in 8-week terms, offering classes from history, English and math — to industry recognized certifications. The length of time it takes students to graduate depends on how many credits the student earned before leaving high school.

Hope Rises, Goodwill's Community Partner of the Year 2018

3 Ways to File your Taxes for Free!

1. CALL AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT Trained and certified volunteers will be preparing FREE returns, by appointment only, for individuals making less than $54,000 annually. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call the Central Arkansas Development Council at (501) 326-6203.

2. VISIT A VITA SITE NEAR YOU If you do not live in the Greater Little Rock Area, you can find a free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site near you by visiting

3. FILE ONLINE There is also a separate program to help some individuals file e-taxes for free! Taxpayers with income below $66,000 in 2018 can file for free online at or

What’s Your Donation Worth in Tax Filing?

 Download our Valuation Guide (PDF)

Color of the Week

The Color of the Week is GREEN. Stop by your local Goodwill location and look for items with green tags for a 50% discount. The color will change Sunday, February 24th. Featured Auctions

Did you know that you can shop Goodwill online? Check out these featured auctions and many many other unique items at

3 Sterling Silver Bowls by Gorham&Birmingham 398g

Yamaha YCR-231 S Plated Cornet 4 Mouthpieces Case

Men’s Artcarved 14K Gold Wedding Band 4.9grams

Vanquard Waltham 23j Railroad Pocketwatch P/R

Our Impact in Arkansas

July 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019
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The First Graduates of Arkansas’ First Adult High School

Meet the six students who, on December 8th, became the first graduates of Arkansas’s first high school for adults! Congratulations Theresa, Rachel, Halley, Stefan, Trent and Dayshia!

We are accepting applications for the term beginning April 22, 2019.  Click here to learn more.

Your Donations Create Jobs

Learn about the power of donations and how Goodwill turns your stuff into education and employment in order to help people with barriers to success.

Find Your Dream Job Through Us

Come, visit your local Goodwill Career Center and talk with our experienced staff as they help you find the right job for you, provide interview tips, and much more!

The Good Stuff - Goodwill Blog

DIY Projects, Success Stories, and More!

Eeek: Arkansas Weather & Old School Closets

Oh Arkansas…. where the weather is warm and bright…. unless it’s cold and raining, or storming, or blazing hot and humid. If you’ve lived in Arkansas even a short amount of time, you get it, you’ve lived it, you’ve endured the 4-seasons in one day phenomenon. That...

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Donate, Don’t Discard

It seems we’ve become a disposable society. I’ll admit… I’ve been guilty. For instance, if I ran out of toner for my printer at home, a four-pack of color cartridges would cost me just under $48.00, not including tax.  If I purchased a new color printer, which comes...

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Goodwill Industries of Arkansas
7400 Scott Hamilton Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas

Toll Free: (877) 372-5151
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas