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

Parent Time Teacher

The Bright Beginnings Teacher will coordinate the implementation of the Bright Beginnings Parent Time curriculum for the adult learners enrolled in the program. The teacher will work under the direction of the Director of Family Literacy to ensure the alignment of curriculum objectives to early learning program outcomes. Read more…

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

Enrichment Leader

The Program Enrichment is responsible for the development and oversight of high-quality age-appropriate unit and lesson plans. The Lead Teacher will work closely with the Lead Program Assistants and volunteers in the delivery of daily and weekly unit and lesson plans. The Enrichment Leader will work with the Site Coordinator to monitor student assessment and progress monitoring data. Read more…

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

Early Childhood Education Manager

The Manager of Early Childhood Programs is responsible for overseeing all early childhood education programs. The Program Manager will provide direct oversight of the implementation of high quality developmentally appropriate educational programming including direct supervision and support to early childhood education program staff and volunteers. The Program Manager will work directly with the Director of Family Literacy to ensure alignment of early childhood educational programming to the educational program elements provided in the family literacy program. Read more…

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

Curriculum Manager

With the leadership and guidance of the Director of Family Literacy, the Bright Beginnings Curriculum Manager is responsible for the direct oversight and management of a high quality implementation of the Bright Beginnings Parent Time component across all of the program’s courses. The Curriculum Manager will work collaboratively with the Director of Family Literacy and the Manager of Early Childhood Programs to ensure alignment of early childhood and parent time programming. The Bright Beginnings Curriculum Manager will ensure that the provision of parent time programming represents the mission and values of Grace Place. Read more…

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

Lead Program Assistant

Primary caregiver for a group of students and responsible for building positive relationships that lead to achieving program goals for the students. The Lead Program Assistant staff are responsible for planning, leading, coordinating, and carrying out activities and guiding students. Read more…

To apply for the position of Lead Program Assistant 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 6.15.2020

Grace Place Time Sheet