MERS Goodwill Industries

Our Vision is a community where each individual has the opportunity to learn, work, and achieve their greatest potential.

Our Mission

Our Mission is changing lives through the power of work!

What We Do

Goodwill, annually serving more than 11,000 individuals, is a non-profit agency operating in 42 career centers throughout 93 counties in the bi-state area of Missouri and Southern Illinois.

Some of the Services that Goodwill Provides

Revenues from our 44 stores and the auto donations program assist with funding MERS Goodwill job training and employment services.

Customer shopping at MERS Goodwill
Students in an Excel Center classroom

Why the Excel Center Program?

The Excel Center® is a free public high school that gives adults the opportunity to earn an actual high school diploma.

What the Excel Center Does

As part of our commitment to enhance career potential and access to high-growth jobs for high school dropouts, The Excel Center provides effective ways to provide adult high school students accelerated learning, opportunities for post-secondary education, and individualized career planning.

How to Qualify for the Excel Center Program

Enrollment is open to any Missouri resident who is at least 21 years of age (no upper limit).

Excel Center Benefits

At the Excel Center, students develop supportive relationships with staff and classmates to encourage progress and academic engagement. The Excel community offers support, helps with the challenges of balancing school and life circumstances, and celebrates achievements and milestones.