The Immokalee Foundation’s graduating high school seniors receive letters of encouragement from Gartner employees

NAPLES – It’s the time of year when local students would typically be marking major milestones – most notably, the cherished experience of high school graduation. Rather than celebrate together at a ceremony punctuated by tosses of their mortarboards, the class of 2020 has finished out their high school careers at home and will settle […]

Middle and High School Student Career Pathways Program

The Immokalee Foundation invites Middle and High School Students to fill out applications for their Career Pathways Program.  “The Middle School Program focuses on career exploration, technical, college and university exposure, homework help, and a scholarship upon graduation. This is a physical program that runs after school Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm […]

Lipman Family Farms, Guadalupe Center and The Immokalee Foundation Celebrate Graduating Class of 2020 with Senior Parade

In lieu of traditional graduation ceremonies, the Immokalee community will have the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class of 2020 on Friday, May 22 with a senior parade. Hosted by Lipman Family Farms, Guadalupe Center and The Immokalee Foundation, the parade will be a one-of-a-kind event to honor Immokalee High School seniors […]

The Immokalee Foundation awarded $25,000 Project ALICE grant

NAPLES, Fla. (May 13, 2020) – The Immokalee Foundation has received $25,000 in funding from United Way of Collier and the Keys’ Project ALICE grant program for fiscal year 2020-21 to support the foundation’s groundbreaking initiative, Career Pathways: Empowering Students to Succeed. The United Way grants are awarded to local community impact programs that empower […]

The Immokalee Foundation receives $558,000 in grant funding

NAPLES – The Naples Children & Education Foundation recently awarded The Immokalee Foundation $558,000 in grant funding, which will be used to support the educational and career programming the foundation offers to elementary, middle school, and high school students. Elementary students participate in Immokalee Readers, which works to build literacy skills for those reading below […]

TIF uses virtual technology to help students

The Immokalee Foundation(TIF) is employing virtual technology to overcome the challenges of school cancellations, work-from-home operations, and social distancing guidelines to ensure hundreds of Immokalee students remain connected to career-oriented programs, curriculum, and mentoring during COVID-19. The foundation secured 70 laptops in two days to distribute to those students who otherwise wouldn’t have online access, […]

Gisselle Nava wins $40,000 Leaders for Life scholarship

NAPLES – Gisselle Nava, a member of The Immokalee Foundation’s Take Stock in Children program, has been awarded a $40,000 scholarship from the Leaders for Life fellowship program. She is the first student from The Immokalee Foundation to earn the award. The Leaders for Life fellowship program aims to eliminate the financial burdens typically associated […]

16 TIF students receive “fun money” scholarships

NAPLES – For students enrolled in The Immokalee Foundation’s (TIF) programs, scholarships tied to academic achievements are often an important component of making their post-high school plans possible. Recently, however, “scholarship” took on a new meaning for 16 students who received $500 scholarships with no strings attached and the freedom to spend the money on […]

The Immokalee Foundation President and CEO Noemi Y. Perez named to “The Naples 100”

Noemi Y. Perez, president and chief executive officer of The Immokalee Foundation, has been named to “The Naples 100,” the inaugural listing of Collier County’s most influential business leaders compiled by Naples Illustrated. The list celebrates the people who help make Collier County an outstanding place to work, play, and live. A native of Immokalee, […]

Students from TIF visit wolf sanctuary

NAPLES — Twenty students with The Immokalee Foundation recently visited the Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center in Naples, which provides sanctuary and rehabilitation services to unreleasable wild and captive-bred exotic animals, including wolves and wolfdogs. During their experience, students learned about and interacted with some of the reserve’s more than 60 animal residents. […]