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A Message from Our President

Dawn Montecalvo with ECE student Victoria

Our charter begins with a simple statement – we are a purpose-driven organization. We are driven to create endless possibilities for the children of Immokalee by providing access to a high-quality educational opportunities. With the ongoing support of generous donors, we are able to pursue our mission of breaking the cycle of poverty through education with an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Thank you for taking the time to visit Guadalupe Center’s website. You will discover the creative and effective ways we are meeting the need for high-quality educational programming for the children in Immokalee year-round. You will also find student and program accomplishments, areas of opportunity and inspirational stories of perseverance and success. You will see how your support can impact the lives of the more than 1,500 students in our programs.

I am proud of what we have accomplished to date, but I know there is more we need to do. We continue to grow and enhance our programs so we can serve more students. We challenge ourselves to be better and do better every day to ensure our students fulfill their greatest potential with a strong educational foundation.

The children of Immokalee deserve the opportunity to thrive, and we will work tirelessly to help them create endless possibilities for their future through our three exceptional programs.

Please join us on this mission. I invite you to see our students and teachers in action, attend a Guadalupe Center event or mentor a student. There are many ways you can get involved. When we all work together, the possibilities are endless!

With gratitude,
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Dawn Montecalvo