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 [...]

#GracePlaceHeroes: Patty Urrutia

2020-04-30T15:13:55+00:00April 30th, 2020|Change Makers, COVID-19, Friday Food Pantry, General News, Staff, Uncategorized|

We want to recognize and extend a heartfelt thank you to the volunteers, staff, donors, and community partners who have gone above and beyond to lend their time, talent, treasures, and voice to make a difference for Grace Place and its families, especially now. You are all heroes to us. During these challenging times, we're taking a moment to [...]

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 [...]

Exciting Changes!

2019-07-23T17:22:56+00:00July 2nd, 2019|General News, Staff|

Grace Place is thrilled to announce exciting staff additions, promotions, and changes! We are delighted to welcome Marianne Lambertson, as the Chief Development Officer and Peter Aurelio, as the Facilities and Operations Manager. Former Grant Controller, Tim Barone has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer following Dave Tobiasz’s retirement. Diane Ponton is taking on [...]

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 [...]

Remembering Barbara Bush

2018-06-07T15:44:34+00:00April 22nd, 2018|Bright Beginnings, Change Makers, Family Literacy, General News, Staff|

Remembering Barbara Bush Barbara Bush’s philanthropy and advocacy has changed lives across the world. As a champion for literacy, she knew the boundless value in simply being able to read a book to your child, in being their first teacher. As we mourn the loss of this change maker, I wonder how many [...]

Celebrating National Family Literacy Month

2017-11-21T15:20:18+00:00November 20th, 2017|Change Makers, Family Literacy, General News, Staff|

"Read Around Town"   In celebration of this month being National Family Literacy Month, we held a special Family Literacy Day event on our Golden Gate City campus. The event's theme was "Read Around Town," and the Grace Place team came together to create our very own Grace Place Town for the festivities. [...]

Grace Place: Post-Irma Update II

2017-09-25T21:09:27+00:00September 19th, 2017|Change Makers, General News, Staff|

Dear Friends, Our hearts go out to all the families affected by hurricane Irma. While the Naples area repairs and rebuilds in the storm's aftermath, many of the families in the Golden Gate community we serve continue to face life-threatening challenges. We are grateful to the many of you who have reached out, given funds, [...]

Grace Place: Post-Irma Update

2017-09-25T21:10:35+00:00September 13th, 2017|Change Makers, General News, Staff, Uncategorized|

Dear Friends, We would like to start by saying we hope your families stayed safe during and after hurricane Irma. We are deeply grateful to report that our staff and their families survived hurricane Irma without injury, and that our educational campus did not suffer any significant damage. Our hearts go out to all the [...]