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 [...]

#GracePlaceHero, Bill Fox

2020-05-06T00:32:06+00:00May 6th, 2020|Change Makers, COVID-19, General News, gtn2020, School Age Programs, Uncategorized|

Bill Fox has volunteered with the high school LEAD program and has served as a Grace Place mentor for the past several years.  Karen Rodino, LEAD Program Site Coordinator, eagerly shared “Bill is always smiling, he has boundless energy, and his enthusiasm is infectious.  Bill treats everyone with respect and dignity and takes the time [...]

Grace Place will continue to support students and families through the COVID-19 Crisis

2020-04-29T15:14:17+00:00March 24th, 2020|Adult Education, Change Makers, COVID-19, Family Literacy, General News, School Age Programs, Staff, Uncategorized|

Dear Friends, Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time of uncertainty and challenging circumstances. Like you, Grace Place is concerned about the spread of COVID-19, and we are doing everything we can to adapt our important work for students and families while protecting our community. As an organization, we have developed a plan [...]

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 [...]

WE’RE TICKLED “BLUE!”

2019-01-03T19:07:40+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Change Makers, General News, School Age Programs, Staff, Uncategorized|

WE’RE TICKLED “BLUE!” We are pleased to share that Grace Place is now a certified Blue Zones Project approved worksite. Blue Zones Project is a community-wide, well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier for everyone in Southwest Florida. The global movement offers solutions for worksites to inspire and encourage employees to [...]

Ideas Come to Life at Grace Place’s Invention Convention

2018-11-28T16:15:54+00:00November 19th, 2018|After-School Elementary, General News, Leader in Me, School Age Programs|

Ideas Come to Life at Grace Place's Invention Convention Imagine an easier and perhaps improved life with tools like a “Braille Crayon”, a “Solar Smartphone” or a “Book-a-tron.” The Academy of Leaders Elementary Students went beyond an idea and brought these tools to life. Fueled by their curiosity and imagination, the [...]

Leaning Tower of Pasta

2018-11-20T16:47:42+00:00October 29th, 2018|After-School Elementary, After-School Middle School, General News, Leader in Me, School Age Programs|

Our Students Celebrate Afterschool Programs in Nationwide Event Uncooked spaghetti, marshmallows and tape. No, this isn’t your average arts and crafts exercise. In coordination with Lights On Afterschool, our Academy of Leaders put their engineering skills to the test and attempted to build the highest tower possible out of uncooked spaghetti, marshmallows, and tape. [...]

Student Led Conferences

2018-10-04T18:21:47+00:00October 4th, 2018|After-School Elementary, General News, Leader in Me, School Age Programs|

Parents get a lesson in Wildly Important Goals Our Elementary Academy of Leaders recently invited their parents to an after-school Student Led Conference in our classrooms. Dozens of elementary students wrote down and decorated their Wildly Important Goal, or WIG, with colorful crayons and construction paper. Those students proudly flaunted their artwork [...]