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Nationally Accredited

The Guadalupe Center's Early Childhood Education Program is accredited by NAC - the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs, and APPLE - Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment.

100% High School Graduation Rate

For nearly a decade, 100% of Tutor Corps high school seniors have graduate high school and been accepted into a post-secondary institution. Over 90% of Guadalupe Center college students graduate with a college degree.

1,100 Students

The Guadalupe Center provides three educational programs to over 1,100 students in Immokalee, Florida: Early Childhood Education, After-school Tutoring and Summer Enrichment, and College Preparatory Tutor Corps.

97% Economically Needy

More than 97% of students in Immokalee's public schools qualify as economically needy.

41% In Poverty

According to a recent US Census, 41% of persons in Immokalee live at or below the poverty level.

Over 30 Years

The Guadalupe Center has served the community of Immokalee for over 30 years. Three core educational programs have been proven effective at breaking the cycle of poverty, impacting students, families and a community for the better.

News & Announcements

Immokalee children fitted for shoes for new school year

Children from low-income families took home brand-new shoes Monday as part of a joint effort between the Guadalupe Center, Laces of Love, Seminole Casino, Russell’s Clambakes & Cookouts and Snyderman’s Shoes of Naples. Around 200 children will benefit from the collaboration over the coming week by receiving new shoes and back-to-school supplies.

Barbara Oppenheim to Retire as President of Guadalupe Center

Guadalupe Center President Barbara Oppenheim, will retire effective June 30, 2016 after a decade at the helm. Oppenheim has dedicated her life to education, beginning as a special education teacher and public school administrator in her home state of New Jersey.

Charity Golf Classic Raises $97,000!

The 2nd Annual Charity Golf Classic on May 2nd was a success! The event was hosted by former NFL player Mark Rypien, and featuring golf professionals Graham Marsh, Chip Beck, Wayne Levi and retired NFL player Albert Bentley.

Celebrating Success!

This year, 22 Tutor Corps seniors will graduate from Immokalee High School and head off to colleges and universities around the country.

Buddy Day

On March 11, 2016 134 second grade "Little Buddies" from Pinecrest, Lake Trafford, Highlands, and Village Oaks Elementary Schools in Immokalee spent the afternoon at Hideaway Beach on Marco Island with their "Big Buddies."

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Upcoming Events


Save the Date for DAZZLE - January 11, 2017
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

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