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 February 11th

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) 320-1908.

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 isGREENStop by your local Goodwill location and look for items with green tags for a 50% discount. The color will change Sunday, January 20th. Featured Auctions

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

Apple iPad Mini 16gb 1st Gen A1432 White Wifi

14K Gold Rope Bracelet 12.5grams

Singer Catalog 3- 110 Sewing Machine AH207886

Getzen 300 Series Trumpet with Case Ser #R37306

Our Impact in Arkansas

July 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
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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 February 11, 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!

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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So, When Is Christmas?

It’s a discussion that’s been had for…. well, not too long. It’s been a gradual progression so you might not have noticed that the Christmas season now begins – IN OCTOBER? But what happened to Thanksgiving? Stores barely got the candy and costumes off the shelves...

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New Goodwill Resource Center & Outlet Store Open In Rogers

The wait is nearly over. November 1, Goodwill Industries of Arkansas will open the doors of its new Outlet Store, located at 1301 North Dixieland in Rogers. The facility will also house a Resource Center where Goodwill will be able to help more members of the...

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

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