Applications are open for Uncommon Friends Foundation Scholarships

FORT MYERS – The Uncommon Friends Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2019-2020 school year student scholarships, which will be awarded to deserving individuals (including veterans, single parents, grieving youth, and the disabled) who are pursuing post-secondary degrees in education, law, technology, healthcare, technical, and other studies. The deadline for nominations is April 1, […]

Students First – IMS Principal Ryan Nemeth recognized

Immokalee Middle School (IMS) is celebrating the success of its leader in the way of digital innovation. On January 28, Principal Ryan Nemeth was recognized at the Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando as one of three Innovative Principal of the Year finalists in the state of Florida by the Florida Council of Instructional […]

Seminole Shootout Battle Reenactment set for March 1-3

IMMOKALEE – Seminole Shootout Battle Reenactments and concerts will highlight a three-day series of special events presented by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, March 1-3, in Immokalee. The Seminole Shootout was first performed in the late 1990s and brings together reenactors in soldier and warrior attire with authentic weapons and tactics, plus pyrotechnics to simulate […]

Super Bowl tailgate lunch for hungry and homeless

Super Bowl Weekend began early in Immokalee at Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Soup Kitchen, Casa Maria. It was a “tailgate” party unlike any other. The multi-cultural community of Immokalee, most of whom think “soccer” when someone says “football” were treated to an all-American, football stadium-type meal of hotdogs, chili dogs and French fries served […]

TIF students learn about home construction and sales

Students enrolled in The Immokalee Foundation’s (TIF) Career Development program experienced first-hand the home construction process during a recent career exploration day hosted by Pulte Homes. The day began at Pulte Homes’ corporate office in Bonita Springs with a tour, which included Pulte’s Design Center. Students were then encouraged to roll up their sleeves and […]

Local business doing good together

At first sight, it may seem as though two local companies have little in common: investment firm Wasmer, Schroeder & Company which employs finance-savvy professionals across the nation, and Taste of Immokalee, which employs high school students rising out of the poverty of Immokalee. But the focus of today’s corporate giving event looks far beyond […]

USPIS offers $50,000 reward for information leading to arrest

MIAMI, FL- The U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrests and convictions of the individuals responsible for the Armed Robbery of a U.S. Post Office. On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at approximately 6:30 a.m., four armed black males entered the Immokalee Post Office […]

The Immokalee Foundation is seeking more mentors

NAPLES – January is National Mentoring Month, and The Immokalee Foundation needs more adults to take part in rewarding relationships with its students. Caring adults who can encourage and guide these young people in middle and high school are vital to the students’ success. The process is simple: A foundation mentor is matched with a […]

Ave Maria launches new brand for the new year

The town of Ave Maria, Florida is ushering in the new year with a brand refresh touting the community as a “Big Kind of Small Town.” Ave Maria Development in conjunction with Denver-based Milesbrand agency, reveals brighter, vibrant colors with messaging consistent with the town’s positive growth – while still recognizing its roots with Southwest […]

Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation grant will boost Immokalee Foundation youth literacy program

The gift of literacy will be shared with many more children in Immokalee thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. The Immokalee Foundation received the grant to support Immokalee Readers and to fund operations for the early literacy intervention program, which serves nearly 700 young readers in Immokalee’s five elementary […]