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Small groups making big impact, Cornerstone Church

2021-08-07T20:13:24+00:00August 7th, 2021|Change Makers, COVID-19, Friday Food Pantry, General News, Uncategorized|

On the third Thursday of every month, you will find a group of individuals at Cornerstone United Methodist Church bagging rice and beans. What started as a small way to help during the pandemic now impacts lives from start to finish. Routines were completely flipped upside down over a year ago as we all faced [...]

Grace Place Job Fair!

2021-07-21T15:12:55+00:00July 21st, 2021|Careers, Change Makers, General News, Staff|

Grace Place for Children & Families will be hosting an onsite job fair at 4300 21st Avenue SW, Naples FL on Saturday, July 24 from 10am-12pm. During this time we will be conducting interviews for immediate start positions.  Please come out and see us! If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 239.255.7214. [...]

There is Power in Kindness

2021-04-02T13:02:42+00:00April 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

At the start of the year, our middle school students were busy creating kindness rocks. Their intention- to spread kindness and love to our elementary students. Kindness Rocks are rocks or stones that are painted with inspirational messages or sayings. Our students shared words of wisdom and comfort before sharing them with our elementary students. [...]

Alumnus Perspective: Jonathan Olvia-Infante

2020-11-19T16:43:18+00:00November 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

I dreamt about my freshman year at Florida State University many times... I never imagined it like this. I envisioned campus life to be a busy social scene, not socially distanced. I figured most of my time in the dorm would be spent sleeping, not staring at my computer screen on virtual classes. I haven't [...]

Grace Place for Children and Families announces Lära Fisher as Chief Executive Officer

2020-09-23T00:47:11+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Careers, Change Makers, General News, Staff|

It gives us great pleasure to announce that following a national search, the Grace Place Board of Directors has unanimously approved the selection of Lära Fisher as our next Chief Executive Officer effective October 19, 2020. The Board and leadership team at Grace Place are confident that Lära is the right person to lead our [...]

Ann Marie Barter joins Grace Place from the Barbara Bush Foundation

2020-09-21T19:11:17+00:00September 21st, 2020|Bright Beginnings, Change Makers, Family Literacy, General News, Staff|

We are pleased to welcome Ann Marie Barter as our Grace Place Family Literacy Model® Administrator. Barter joins Grace Place, following nearly six years with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, where she served as the Senior Director of Curriculum and Training. In this role, Barter traveled nationally, developing and evaluating literacy programs to [...]

Grace Place Reopens for Summer Programs

2020-06-12T13:30:51+00:00June 12th, 2020|Adult Education, After-School Elementary, After-School High School, After-School Middle School, AP Leadership, Bright Beginnings, Change Makers, COVID-19, Family Literacy, General News, School Age Programs, Staff|

We are pleased to announce our reopening for early childhood, youth and adult education summer programming. Grace Place summer programs include a nine-week Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) class which began on June 8, a six-week elementary and middle school summer program beginning June 15, a five-week virtual high school program beginning June 15, and a combination [...]

Class of 2020

2020-09-10T17:36:43+00:00May 10th, 2020|After-School High School, AP Leadership, General News|

Student Perspective: Nelly Perez, Jubilee Scholarship Award Recipient My name is Nelly Perez, and I've recently received some life-changing news. I found out that I am one of the two recipients of the Grace Place for Children and Families Jubilee Scholarship. The day I was told, I was at a loss for words. This scholarship [...]