Local student named to dean’s list

COLLEGEVILLE, Minnesota – Fabian Venegas-Ramos, child of Florencia Ramos of Immokalee, Flordia, has earned the distinction of being named to the dean’s list for the 2019 spring semester at Saint John’s University. Venegas-Ramos is a first-year sociology major at SJU. To be included on the dean’s list, students must have a semester grade-point average of […]

2019 District and School Grades – Collier County Public Schools are an a District

By Kamela Patton, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools The Florida Department of Education has released 2019 school grades for all levels and overall district grades. We are proud of the continued performance of the District as A rated for three consecutive years. • Only 36 percent of the districts in Florida earned a district grade of […]

IHS Beta Club dominates at nationals

Immokalee High School’s (IHS) Beta Club continues to dominate on the national stage. Its recent return from the National Beta Convention in Oklahoma City brought numerous accolades, including first place (National Champions!) in the categories of Problem Solving and Character Skit; second place in Campaign Skit; and sixth place in Scrapbook/Portfolio. In addition to its […]

Guadalupe Center helps Immokalee students with college essentials

NAPLES – Guadalupe Center helped 24 Immokalee High School graduates prepare for college life with a shopping trip to purchase essentials for their dorm rooms. The students, part of the college-preparatory Tutor Corps Program Class of 2019, visited Target to purchase linens, cleaning supplies, lamps, luggage and other items for their residence halls. Then they […]

Grant enables TIF to purchase computers for students’ use

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation (TIF) recently received a $14,800 grant from The League Club that will help 1,300 Immokalee students in various foundation programs. The Community Trust Fund of The League Club Inc. awarded $343,743 to 35 area charities during an April 4 event made on behalf of its 600 members, enabled The Immokalee […]

The Immokalee Foundation celebrates 88 recent graduates

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation recently recognized 88 graduates – 55 students enrolled in its programs from high school and 33 from colleges and universities – during an evening of celebration at Ave Maria University. Many of the high school graduates will begin college this fall with a Take Stock in Children scholarship, which accepts […]

Congrats IHS Beta Club on your National Championship!

Last week the Immokalee High School Beta Club members competed at the National Beta Convention in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and walked away as National Champs! The team placed in the following: First place Character Skit, People’s Choice Award- Service, second place Campaign Skit, fourth place Math 12 grade, and sixth place in Scrapbook.

Students from TIF tour five Florida colleges in three days

NAPLES – Forty-four Immokalee High School students visited five Florida colleges and universities in three days during a tour sponsored by The Immokalee Foundation (TIF). Students and their chaperones traveled to Tampa on the first day to visit Hillsborough Community College – Brandon Campus and the University of South Florida. Day two in Gainesville included […]

Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee receives grant

NAPLES – Students at Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee (Pathways) will have greater access to the center’s nationally recognized, evidence-based curriculum because of a $10,000 grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. The grant will fund Pathways’ Tuition Assistance Program for families that would not otherwise be able to afford year-round early education. […]

The Immokalee Foundation welcomes new students into program

The Immokalee Foundation(TIF) welcomed 34 students into the Take Stock in Children scholarship program, which provides deserving students from low-income families a chance to obtain a post-secondary education in exchange for following program standards. Since becoming a Take Stock partner in 2001, The Immokalee Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships. In greeting […]