Our Mission

Grace Place puts faith into action, providing pathways out of poverty by educating children and families.

Our Vision

That all families in Golden Gate have access to education to break the cycle of poverty.

Our Values

Family Education and Transformation

We believe that education transforms lives, promotes dignity and enhances self-esteem. We understand that an investment in the education of all members of the family – child, adolescent and adult – creates a powerful educational culture in the home and long-term achievement for both children and families.

Leadership and Excellence

We actively set and communicate high expectations and standards for the quality of work and results we require from every staff member, student, board member, and volunteer who works with Grace Place. We strive to set the bar high and challenge the status quo every day.

Integrity and Stewardship

We are committed to the highest level of accountability to our donors, families and our community. We value the dedication of our Board of Directors and staff and hold them to the highest ethical standards as they work to achieve our mission. Our reputation is our greatest asset, and our decisions and all actions must reflect that. We strive to be honest, fair, transparent, and accountable in all we do.

Faith and Inclusiveness

We are inspired by the morals and values of our faith. We welcome and serve all people with good will, regardless of their beliefs. We value diversity and strive to represent it through all aspects of our organization. We believe in teaching good values, ethics and a sense of morality.

Community and Volunteerism

We provide opportunities for people and organizations to experience the power of working together to transform lives and improve the quality of life in our community. We celebrate the passion of our volunteers and donors and strive to provide a rewarding volunteer experience.

Sustainability and Innovation

We believe in providing a hand up not a hand out and encourage and embrace innovative practices which result in positive outcomes. We do this by teaching families skills to be self-sufficient and sustainable.

Our Faith in Action

Grace Place for Children and Families is an educational nonprofit organization guided by our faith-based core values. The idea of grace comes from the generosity of God. Grace Place expresses this generosity as an educational center that provides pathways out of poverty through educating children and families. A large number of our donors and volunteers come to Grace Place through their faith communities. We seek to offer opportunities for people to put their faith into action, just as the book of James teaches us: “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works?” (James 2:14). Volunteers and donors have abundant opportunity to fulfill their faith through welcoming the stranger (Hebrews 13:2), feeding the poor (John 21:17), and transforming lives.

Grace Place does not proselytize. This means that we will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith. The mission of Grace Place is to put our faith into action – providing pathways out of poverty by educating children and families. What a wonderful way to fulfill the greatest commandments, to love God and neighbor! Our vision is that all families have access to education to break the cycle of poverty.

Our Story

Open Positions

Director, Major Gifts

Working with  the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as a part of the Development team, the Director,  Major Gifts will be responsible for the strategic execution and management of comprehensive major gifts, planned giving, and endowment programs. Additionally, the director is responsible for identifying strategic opportunities, developing, and implementing initiatives to identify, cultivate, solicit, steward, and retain high-net worth donors and planned giving prospects to ensure a strong base of perpetual financial support for Grace Place.  This person is responsible for gifts of $10,000 and above. The director will be responsibility for building the multi-year gift strategy for major gifts, planned giving and endowment programs and executing this strategy through cultivating relationships with major philanthropic individuals, organizations, foundations, and corporations.  This person will also be responsible for researching new prospects and data analysis. Read more…

To apply for the position of  Director,  Major Gifts at Grace Place, please send your resume and cover letter to Monica Alvarez at monica.alvarez@graceplacenaples.org.

Director, Annual Fund, Grants & Events

Working with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as a part of the Development team, the Director, Annual Fund will be responsible for the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive fundraising and stewardship program. The director will drive fundraising efforts and foster a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization. The director will be responsible for donor acquisition, retention, cultivation, and stewardship. The director will be responsible for the annual gifts and sponsorships below $10,000. Read more…

To apply for the position of Director, Annual Fund at Grace Place, please send your resume and cover letter to Monica Alvarez at monica.alvarez@graceplacenaples.org.

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Working under the Director of Annual Gifts as a part of the Development team, the Marketing and Communications Coordinator will be responsible for all internal/external communications and development materials, public relations, and website/social media presence to promote Grace Place and its mission consistently, dynamically, and strategically. Read more…

To apply for the position of Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Grace Place, please send your resume and cover letter to Monica Alvarez at monica.alvarez@graceplacenaples.org.

LEAD Program Coordinator

Under the leadership and guidance of the Program Manager, the LEAD Program Coordinator will provide program and administrative assistance to the LEAD program and staff. Read more…

To apply for the position of Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Grace Place, please send your resume and cover letter to Monica Alvarez at monica.alvarez@graceplacenaples.org.

After School Teacher

Together with the program manager, the Afterschool teacher is responsible for the planning, instruction, and assessment of high-quality, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate programming. (approx. 12-14 hrs./week). Read more…

To apply for the position of Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Grace Place, please send your resume and cover letter to Monica Alvarez at monica.alvarez@graceplacenaples.org.

After School Certified Teacher

Together with the program manager, the Certified Teacher is responsible for the planning, instruction, and assessment of high-quality, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate programming. The certified teacher will also provide instructional leadership to the staff team (approx. 14 hrs./week). Read more…

To apply for the position of Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Grace Place, please send your resume and cover letter to Monica Alvarez at monica.alvarez@graceplacenaples.org.

After School Support Teacher

Together with the manager of the Elementary After-School program and the classroom teacher, the Support Teacher is responsible for supporting the implementation of high-quality, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate programming for the afternoon Elementary School-Aged After-School Program (approx..14 hours/week). Read more…

To apply for the position of Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Grace Place, please send your resume and cover letter to Monica Alvarez at monica.alvarez@graceplacenaples.org.

After School Teacher Aide

Together with the manager of the Elementary After-School program and the classroom teacher, the Teacher Aide is responsible for supporting the implementation of high-quality, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate programming for the afternoon Elementary School-Aged After-School Program (approx..14 hours/week). Read more…

To apply for the position of Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Grace Place, please send your resume and cover letter to Monica Alvarez at monica.alvarez@graceplacenaples.org.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: 

Grace Place values diversity in the workplace and among our partners and other stakeholders.

It is the policy of Grace Place to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants on the basis of experience, training, education, and ability to do the available work without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity or age limitations will be adhered to by Grace Place where appropriate.

Employees and applicants shall not be subjected to harassment, intimidation or any type of retaliation because they have (1) filed a complaint; (2) assisted or participated in an investigation, compliance review, hearing or any other activity related to the administration of any federal, state or local law requiring equal employment opportunity; (3) opposed any act or practice made unlawful by any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity; or (4) exercised any other legal right protected by federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity.

The above-mentioned policies shall be periodically brought to the attention of supervisors and shall be appropriately administered. It is the responsibility of each supervisor at Grace Place to ensure affirmative implementation of these policies to avoid any discrimination in employment. All employees are expected to recognize these policies and cooperate with their implementation. Violation of these policies could be considered a disciplinary offense.

Revised 1.10.2022