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 […]

Justice for all on Elder Abuse Awareness day

By Sherry Young Special to the Immokalee Bulletin As Americans, “justice for all” is a concept we embrace. Yet every year, an estimated five million Americans experience elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. That number equates to one in every ten older adults. Elder abuse is an injustice that affects everything from our public health to […]

Some Free Summer Events

With school finished for the summer, students are left to find things to entertain themselves. While there are many local events that are low cost, over the course of the summer, these events could add up and end up costing a small fortune. However, there are several free events around the county. First, the local […]

Immokalee sixth graders enjoy an educational expedition

By Kristina O’Hern Special to the Immokalee Bulletin Twenty sixth grade students and eight adult and peer mentors from Immokalee traveled to Apopka, FL on May 25 to participate in a three day educational expedition. During the expedition, students camped at Kelly State Park as part of Florida Dreamcatchers’ annual sixth grade core program. The […]

Restaurant donates to Beta Club

At the June 5 Immokalee Chamber of Commerce Breakfast meeting held by the Chamber’s vice president Corporal Patti Calderon, a number of guest speakers gave updates on what’s going on in the Immokalee community and surrounding areas. One speaker made an announcement that the Immokalee High School Beta Club was still short of funds to […]

Champions For Learning invites class of 2020 to attend workshops

Registration is open for the Class of 2020 to attend Champions For Learning’s Rising Senior Workshops. As part of an ongoing goal to ensure all Collier County students are equipped and prepared for their future learning and career goals, Champions For Learning offers a variety of community-based college and career readiness resources. This series of […]

NOAA predicts near-normal 2019 hurricane season

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year. This outlook forecasts a 40 percent chance of a near normal season, a 30 percent chance of an above normal season and a 30 percent chance of a below normal season. The […]

The Immokalee Foundation installs 2019-20 board of directors

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation recently announced the installation of the organization’s 2019-20 board of directors. Board members at large are Steve Pryor, chair; David Legus, treasurer; Alison Douglas, secretary; Jerry Belle; Tarren Bragdon; Charles “Chuck” Campbell; John Griswold; Joyce Hagen; Karen Hendricks; Donald Huffner; Barbara Morrison; Peter Negri; Linda Salazar; John Tobe; and Joseph […]

Guadalupe Center helps students pursue their dream careers

By Dawn Montecalvo Special to the Immokalee Bulletin Bright, talented students like Alan Cuevas Villagomez are, as they say, “college material.” They have the grades, they have the ambition and they have the dedication. They just might not have the money or a support team working tirelessly to make it happen. Alan’s father worked in […]

Grimaldo breaks ground for new home with help from local officials

By Lisa Loren Special to the Immokalee Bulletin Fearing the worst as Hurricane Irma approached Southwest Florida, Dalila Grimaldo and her husband left their beloved home to stay with their son in a more secure location. The moment they felt it safe to return, they rushed to inspect the damages. They were heartbroken to discover […]