Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to support students in Guadalupe Center’s three educational programs.
Guadalupe Center serves 1,400 students annually through its nationally accredited Early Childhood Education Program, After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment Program and college-preparatory Tutor Corps Program. The nonprofit recently announced expansion plans that will allow it to serve several hundred additional students by the end of 2021.
Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Community Partners Grant Program helps build thriving communities by addressing issues fundamental to economic health and sustainability. The Foundation is advancing economic mobility by addressing issues related to workforce development and education, community development and basic needs. Guadalupe Center’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee.
“A high-quality education is the single-most important factor that determines an individual’s future success, and the programs at Guadalupe Center are nationally recognized for their proven ability to prepare students for school, college and beyond,” said Dawn Montecalvo, president of Guadalupe Center. “That’s why investments from Bank of America Charitable Foundation and other corporate partners are so important. A high-quality education offers the best opportunity for the students of Immokalee to overcome poverty.”
To help Guadalupe Center support Immokalee families through education, please visit GuadalupeCenter.org/how-to-give or call 239-657-7711.
About Guadalupe Center
Guadalupe Center is a purpose-driven, nonprofit organization with proven results in creating endless possibilities for the students of Immokalee through education and fostering personal and academic success that leads to economic independence. With a focus on breaking the cycle of poverty through education, Guadalupe Center is proud of the children’s accomplishments: 95% meet or exceed kindergarten readiness measures, 100% of Tutor Corps high school seniors graduate high school and are accepted into college, and more than 94% graduate with a post-secondary degree.