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. […]

IHS BETA Club member earns BETA State Secretary Title

With confident eloquence to match his 4.87 weighted grade point average, Wenchy likens his campaign slogan to a movement. “Each wave begins with an initial movement. A movement starts with one person and when others join the energy multiplies.” As with any movement, social or physical, the shared purpose of BETA clubs everywhere is to […]

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 […]

In the shadow of Edgerrin James, J.C. Jackson makes his own path

When former Immokalee Indian J.C. Jackson suits up in his New England Patriots uniform this Feb. 3 for Super Bowl 53, he’ll have the eyes of over one hundred million t.v. viewers from all across the globe on him, including just about everyone in the small town of Immokalee. But that pressure and attention won’t […]

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 […]

Students First – Change is in the air

“Change is in the Air” at Immokalee High School (IHS)! At least that was the theme as motivational speaker and 2007 IHS graduate, Ramces Rouzard, brought his talk show, “The Reflection Show,” to the auditorium stage last week and with it, some very special guests. Orlando radio personality Mimi Steward from WOKB’s Peace on the […]