The Immokalee Foundation receives Florida Blue $10,000 grant

NAPLES – The Immokalee Foundation received a $10,000 grant from Florida Blue to support the foundation’s groundbreaking program, Career Pathways: Empowering Students to Succeed. Career Pathways is an innovative, career-readiness program that introduces students to well-paying career opportunities in four high-demand employment sectors and guides them to the industry-recognized certifications that provide entry into many […]

TIF receives $30,000 donation from Terra Cotta Golf Charities

NAPLES – Earlier this year, The Immokalee Foundation was named the beneficiary of the Terra Cotta Invitational Golf Tournament. Even though the tournament was canceled, Terra Cotta Golf Charities made a $30,000 donation to support the foundation’s groundbreaking program, Career Pathways: Empowering Students to Succeed. Career Pathways is an innovative career-readiness program that introduces students […]

Former Speaker John Boehner, Ambassador Francis Rooney host reception for TIF

NAPLES – Before COVID-19 interrupted Naples’ social season, U.S. Congressman and former Ambassador Francis Rooney and his wife, Kathleen, opened their home to former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, the leadership team of The Immokalee Foundation, and invited guests for a reception to share information and hear testimonials about the foundation’s […]

Janet and Jerry Belle recognized for their work on behalf of TIF

NAPLES – Neapolitans Janet and Jerry Belle were recognized for their volunteer and philanthropic work on behalf of The Immokalee Foundation during the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club’s “Community Acts of Kindness: Members with a Cause They Love.” The Belles served as co-chairs of the successful Charity Classic Celebration Gala & Golf Tournament in last […]

Grant will help TIF students improve their reading skills

NAPLES – A $25,000 grant awarded by The League Club will be used by The Immokalee Foundation to address a recurring challenge faced by students in its groundbreaking program, Career Pathways: Empowering Students to Succeed. One objective of the life-changing Career Pathways initiative is for students to receive industry-recognized certifications to help them enter into […]

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 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, […]