Barbara Mainster to Receive the Prestigious Chiles Advocacy Award

Immokalee – RCMA (Redlands Christian Migrant Association) is pleased to announce that Barbara Mainster, former Executive Director, will be presented with Florida’s top child advocacy award in Tallahassee. The ceremony will take place on March 25, 5:00 p.m. at Florida State University Center Club during the Children’s Week celebration. The Chiles Advocacy Award, named in […]

Immokalee Teen receives Youth of the Year award

Regarded as the Boys and Girls Club’s most premier recognition program for Club members, the accolade of “Youth of the Year” recognizes the service to Club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability. As challenging as the selection process proves to be, this year’s Collier County […]

Neal Communities contributes to Boys and Girls Club of Collier County

BONITA SPRINGS — Neal Communities, southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, recently presented a $3,000 gift to the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County, a nonprofit that enables all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. As part of the initiatives for the south region, which encompasses Lee and […]

Golf Hall of Famer comes home to Immokalee

Jimmy Garvin came home to Immokalee to make a special appearance with the Collier County Museum for a Black History Month presentation in Naples. The presentation took place on February 20. Jimmy is a graduate of Immokalee High School and has written a book about his career. While stopping in Immokalee, Jimmy came by to […]

Dreamcatchers raising aspirations for local youth

In 2014, The Immokalee 1 by 1 Leadership Foundation began seeking students who were interested in giving back to their community. They molded these students by giving them “responsibility, focus and motivation necessary for success in their chosen fields.” Then they inspired some youth to take on an entrepreneurship and start the Taste of Immokalee, […]

Hit and Run

Immokalee – On November 28, 2018 at 7:11 p.m., Florida Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a fatal traffic crash on Lake Trafford Road near Krystal Lane. A 2004 Mercury SUV was traveling east on Lake Trafford Road while Ms. Margarita Gonzalez, age 71 of Immokalee, was within the same eastbound lane, west of Krystal Lane. […]

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 […]

Students First – CCPS to host showcase of area schools

As a parent or guardian, do you find yourself wishing you could get more involved in your child’s education? You may want to help your child with their school work but are just unsure how. You might also wonder what it is they are working on while they are with us in class all day. […]