The Immokalee Foundation students need more mentors for advice and fun

NAPLES – Mentorship is an essential part of The Immokalee Foundation’s programs and summer is the time for interested adults to experience how rewarding the mentor relationship can be. “My mentees teach me so much about their cultures, interests and hopes for the future,” said Joni Hodapp, an Immokalee Foundation mentor since March 2018. Caring […]

Guadalupe Center earns fifth consecutive five-star rating

NAPLES – Guadalupe Center has earned its fifth consecutive five-star rating from the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida, the only preschool in Collier County to earn five stars every year since 2015. Guadalupe Center’s Early Childhood Education Program serves more than 300 students ages 6 weeks through 5 years old, culminating with a Pre-K […]

Animal Services offers free adoptions for Clear the Shelter Day

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, August 17, Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) will attempt to Clear the Shelter by finding homes for all the animals currently calling DAS home. If you are looking for a cute kitty or a cuddly canine, Saturday, August 17 is the day to do it. Inspired by […]

Immokalee Principal featured on new PBS Show

IMMOKALEE – Zulaika Quintero, principal of RCMA’s Immokalee Community School, will be featured in Family Pictures USA, a new PBS project that explores families around the country through the lens of family photo albums. Six of the school’s students also appear in the episode with her. Family Pictures Southwest Florida will debut at 9 p.m. […]

FDOT announces website for Florida citizens to engage over program

Tallahassee – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is announcing a new website for citizen engagement with the Florida Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance (M-CORES) program, www.FloridaMCores.com. The M-CORES program has multiple goals, including job creation, revitalizing rural communities, and to provide regional connectivity using technology to help enhance quality of life and public […]

Guadalupe Center students receive free dental screenings

NAPLES – More than 420 students attending Guadalupe Center’s Summer Enrichment Program and Early Childhood Education Program received free dental screenings through a program funded by the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF) this summer. One by one, children climbed into exam chairs in July to have their teeth and gums examined by dental hygienists […]

Taste of Immokalee earns approval by Florida Ready to Work Program

IMMOKALEE – Taste of Immokalee, a youth entrepreneurship program and business created and operated by high school students, is proud to announce its partnership with Florida Ready to Work. Florida Ready to Work is an innovative education and economic development program sponsored and funded by the State of Florida that certifies that a Florida student/jobseeker […]

Meals of Hope feeds kids in need through Summer BreakSpot program

NAPLES, Fla. (July 29, 2019) – Meals of Hope, the largest food pantry provider in Southwest Florida, is feeding 550 Collier County kids in need of food assistance as part of the Summer BreakSpot program. The children are attending seven Collier County summer camps – including the Salvation Army of Naples camp at the Fran […]

TIF appoints Phillips as vice president of philanthropy

NAPLES – Melissa Phillips has been named vice president of philanthropy for The Immokalee Foundation. In the role, Phillips primary focus is on the identification, cultivation and solicitation of major and planned gifts. Additionally, as the vice president of philanthropy, Phillips will help develop and implement stewardship strategies that strengthen long-term relationships with major donors. […]

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