When we first met Ana Abarca, she was an ambitious teenager with aspirations of becoming just the second member of her family to graduate from college.
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Guadalupe Center has received its third consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the country’s largest independent charity evaluator.
Thanksgiving was early this year. In fact, this year’s holiday was celebrated on Nov. 22, the earliest possible date we can celebrate Thanksgiving.
America Recycles Day was Nov. 15, a day that reinforced the practices of recycling to keep our environment pristine. Recycling spans beyond plastic bottles, cans, glass and newspaper. Take the Pledge to Recycle today and support the Guadalupe Resale Shop.
Guadalupe Resale Shop needs your donations heading into high season. Start the season off right with an early spring cleaning and share your donations with our busy resale shop.
Guadalupe Center announces ‘Old Hollywood’ theme for 2019 Signature Event at Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort
Guadalupe Center has announced its 2019 Signature Event will feature a theme of “Old Hollywood: The Glitz, The Glamour, The Giving.” The Signature Event will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. “Old Hollywood” will offer a nod to the Golden Age of Hollywood in the early- to mid-1900s.
There comes a time when we all want to redecorate. We grow tired of the same sofa, the same artwork, the same lampshades and the same kitchen table. We want something new. Redecorating is fun, and it gives us a chance to be creative and breathe new life into our homes, freshen things up a bit.
Anyone who’s walked into the supermarket hungry knows the importance of carrying a shopping list. If not, your cart might be overflowing with potato chips, cookies and ice cream, and your grocery bill almost certainly will be higher than anticipated.
As we look back on our lives, especially our youth, I would guess that many of us have fond memories of our role models; those who made a difference in the way we viewed the world and ourselves. And I’d also guess that these role models would often be the classroom teachers who helped shape our lives.
Two ends of the educational spectrum — our littlest ones entering school and those embarking on the next chapter of their lives — are vital to the future of local students’ success and Collier County’s economic well being.
Guadalupe Center again has earned a five-star rating from the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida, an assessment signifying the Immokalee center is offering a safe, high-quality learning environment for children.
Graduates of Guadalupe Center’s Tutor Corps program are heading off to college with some stylish new apparel and items for their dorm rooms, courtesy of Guadalupe Resale Shop.
Bishop Verot, Tutor Corps students lead STEM lessons for children attending Guadalupe Center’s summer program
A typical complaint many teenagers have about school is that it’s boring. They just sit there and listen to a teacher lecture from a textbook. Rather than let the cycle repeat, an enthusiastic group of 12 students from Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers decided to create their own classes, a series of interactive, hands-on activities centered around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).