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 [...]

A Familiar Face Returns to Campus!

2019-08-28T14:24:00+00:00August 28th, 2019|AP Leadership, Careers, Change Makers, General News, School Age Programs|

A Familiar Face Returns to Campus Grace Place Jubilee Scholarship alumnus Alex Amador is headed back to Grace Place; this time as an Academy of Leaders Site Coordinator. “I am very excited to rejoin Grace Place,” said Alex. “In high school, Grace Place really helped me grow and gave me the tools I [...]

Cheers to the Class of 2019!

2019-07-02T21:48:34+00:00June 17th, 2019|AP Leadership, Change Makers, General News, School Age Programs|

Cheers to Class of 2019! Our AP Leaders are now high school graduates and off to college! This year’s class received over $600,000 in scholarships, the most of any graduating class in Grace Place’s history and each student has big plans for their bright future! Among the graduating class are our three Jubilee [...]

Paying it Forward

2019-04-12T16:06:34+00:00April 12th, 2019|AP Leadership, General News, School Age Programs|

MEET ARLETYS GOMEZ Arletys started coming to Grace Place in 2010. After being introduced to the organization through volunteering, she enrolled in the AP Leadership program. There she gained access to College Access Workshops, ACT preparation classes, college visits, job skills training, and a mentorship program. She learned leadership skills, formed life-long friendships, and found [...]

In an Adult Education Classroom, a Special Friendship Forms

2019-05-15T19:39:49+00:00February 18th, 2019|Adult Education, AP Leadership, Change Makers|

In an Adult Education Classroom, a Special Friendship Forms Edie Cole has dedicated the past ten years volunteering at Grace Place. With an extensive background in education, Edie works directly with students in the Adult Education Program and helps adults who are seeking to obtain their GED, learn English as a Second Language [...]

It’s a Holly, Jolly Christmas at Grace Place

2019-01-03T17:31:55+00:00December 27th, 2018|Adult Education, After-School High School, AP Leadership, Bright Beginnings, Family Literacy, General News, Uncategorized|

It’s a Holly, Jolly Christmas at Grace Place! All week long, families, staff, and volunteers hosted Christmas themed events and brought the Christmas Spirit to our campus for all our amazing students. To kick off the festivities, our Bright Beginnings moms hosted a special Christmas presentation and impressed staff and volunteers alike. With [...]

Meet the 2018 Jubilee Scholarship Winners

2018-07-05T17:27:55+00:00July 6th, 2018|After-School High School, AP Leadership, Change Makers, General News, School Age Programs|

“You’ve won the Jubilee Scholarship.” Five words that changed Karen Merillien and Marlen Hernandez’s lives forever. The Jubilee Scholarship, a four-year “full ride” to Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), is offered exclusively to two Grace Place AP Leadership students each year. The scholarship includes all tuition costs, books, housing and a living [...]

The gift that keeps giving….

2018-07-05T17:00:03+00:00June 25th, 2018|AP Leadership, Change Makers|

The Dale Clarke Scholarship Endowment Fund Grace Place received its first gift establishing an endowed scholarship this winter, celebrating the life of Dale Clarke. This beautiful legacy began with Dale’s strong belief in the transformational power of education and his great respect for those persevering in the face of adversity. Dale related to the [...]