The Guadalupe Center has been a part of the Immokalee community for more than 30 years, addressing the needs of at-risk children and their families. The Tutor Corps program accepts qualified Immokalee High School students to its college-preparatory program each fall. As Tutor Corps participants, they are hired to work as tutors in the Center’s After-school Program for Kindergarten through 2nd graders in four Immokalee elementary schools. Many students contribute this wage to their family’s income. In addition, they can accrue up to $16,000 in scholarship money for college, and they are assigned adult mentors to support them through high school and college.
Support for the program is tied to JPMorgan Chase’s philanthropic focus on supporting workforce development globally by providing access to education and resources that help bridge the gap between job seekers and the most in-demand skills from employers.
The Tutor Corps program has a 100% high school graduation rate and 93% of the students graduate with a college degree. This program has a proven track record of helping to ensure that disadvantaged students of Immokalee succeed in school, graduate with a college degree, and enter the workforce, thus improving not only their lives, but the lives of their families as well.
The Guadalupe Center is a non-profit organization focused on helping impoverished families in Immokalee. The mission of the Guadalupe Center is to break the cycle of poverty by providing educational, social, and other support programs and resources.