Immokalee

Why Immokalee Needs Your Support

Guadalupe Center is transforming lives. Together, our generous donors, partners, volunteers and staff are making a significant difference in the lives of students and families in Immokalee. In our video gallery, enjoy their inspiring stories and learn more about ways you can help break the cycle of poverty through education in Immokalee!

How Poverty Puts Children at Risk

Guadalupe Center is transforming lives. Together, our generous donors, partners, volunteers and staff are making a significant difference in the lives of students and families in Immokalee. In our video gallery, enjoy their inspiring stories and learn more about ways you can help break the cycle of poverty through education in Immokalee!

The Community’s Greatest Need: Education

One well-documented solution to breaking the cycle of poverty is Early Childhood Education, but in Immokalee, there are not enough high-quality, affordable early childhood education services to meet the need. Worse, there are only three Gold Seal Quality Care facilities in Immokalee, including Guadalupe Center. The 2017 Collier County Community Needs and Assets Assessment reports that “many residents in these areas turn to unlicensed providers for care if quality programs are unavailable.”

The only NAEYC accredited center in Collier County, Guadalupe Center has three highly effective programs to address the community’s greatest need. We’re already making a difference for approximately 1,901 students in Immokalee. With your support, we can reach hundreds more students who are on the waiting list for our services.