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High school students in Immokalee, who are on the college track, are earning scholarship dollars by tutoring elementary school kids in their community. As part of the program, the teenagers also have adult mentors who advise them throughout their adolescence.
Dawn Montecalvo, president of the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee, was selected by Gov. Rick Scott to attend the Florida Community Leaders Dinner on March 7 in Tallahassee.
After a successful Naples Winter Wine Festival live auction that raised $15.1 million, the Naples Children & Education Foundation announced Monday the 47 recipients of its annual grants at an awards ceremony at the Bay Colony Golf Club.
Hurricane Irma was one of the greatest challenges we have faced as a community over the years, yet it brought to light the resiliency of so many people, particularly the residents of lmmokalee.
NAPLES, Fla. (Jan. 9, 2018) – Imagine a father telling their young child that they’re not good enough for an education. That was the experience of now 17-year-old Omar Jaimes, the student speaker for Guadalupe Center’s 2018 Signature Event, “Welcome Aboard.
The Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®) continues its charitable work by donating $6,134 to the Guadalupe Center in support of the Center’s Hurricane Irma Relief Fund.
The 36th annual Thanksgiving in the Park is just around the corner!
Immokaleeans ran out of food. That’s been one of the biggest challenges facing this little community of mostly immigrant workers in the last few days.
Guadalupe Center presents “Welcome Aboard” annual Signature Event Jan. 17, announces Amy Heuerman as chair
Guadalupe Center, a nonprofit organization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through education, is proud to announce that Amy Heuerman will chair its 2018 Signature Event, “Welcome Aboard,” on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort in Naples.
For the past six weeks, students in the Guadalupe Center's summer program in Immokalee have been all over Southwest Florida. They're getting ready to head back to school with new shoes, free dental check-ups, and plenty of fun outings like a Miracle baseball game.
Southwest Florida residents can help help ensure children in Immokalee have what they need for the upcoming school year. The Guadalupe Center and Laces of Love have partnered in the 25th annual Back to School Shoes and Supplies Drive.
Jocelyn Velazco, 5, left home Monday morning wearing a pair of plain white Converse and returned sporting new, pink-laced rainbow-sparkle Sketchers. “I like these shoes because they’re fast, so you can run fast,” Jocelyn said. She plans to use them to play “dinosaurs” with her friends, she explained.
WHAT: More than 250 Guadalupe Center children will be bused in from Immokalee to be fitted with free new shoes and to receive essential back-to-school supplies Volunteers from Laces of Love, Inc. and Snyderman's staff will fit the children with free, high quality shoes.