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. […]

Two Teens Arrested in Homicide

Two Immokalee teens are facing murder charges following a drive-by shooting Tuesday evening. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrested 19-year-old Jesus Montelongo III, 19, and 17-year-old Malachi Montelongo, on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Deputies responded to calls of a shooting along Amos Court at 6:21 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies […]

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. […]

Roberts Center hopes to expand services

People who have lived in Immokalee for many years are familiar with Roberts Center on Roberts Ave. It has been the home of a Senior Citizens Nutrition and Activity Program for a long time. The Feeding Program is part of the Collier County Senior Social Services Department. Over time, as the elderly population has changed, […]

Guadalupe Charity Golf Classic raises more than $84,000

NAPLES – The sold-out fifth annual Guadalupe Charity Golf Classic raised more than $84,000 to benefit Guadalupe Center’s three educational programs serving the children of Immokalee. Held April 8 at Vineyards Country Club in Naples, the Golf Classic attracted a record 136 golfers and included lunch and 18 holes of championship golf, followed by an […]

Students First – Immokalee teams bring home wins

Immokalee is becoming a leader in the way of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, otherwise known as STEAM. In fact, two teams from our Immokalee schools came home with first place wins after competing with schools across the district at the 6th Annual STEAM Competition on Saturday, April 13, at Florida SouthWestern State College’s […]

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 […]