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 [...]

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 [...]

Bright Beginnings Classrooms Celebrate Thanksgiving

2018-11-27T17:40:19+00:00November 24th, 2018|Bright Beginnings, Family Literacy, General News, Uncategorized|

Bright Beginnings Classrooms Celebrate Thanksgiving Our Bright Beginnings preschoolers and moms got a nice break from their busy routines and hosted a Thanksgiving celebration in our classrooms.  Many of our students and parents are new to Thanksgiving and this was a great chance to teach them the origins of this gratifying holiday [...]

Kindergarten Ready

2018-05-17T19:01:31+00:00May 17th, 2018|Bright Beginnings, Family Literacy, General News, Uncategorized|

MEET RICARDO When Ricardo started the Bright Beginnings program at Grace Place he barely spoke a word of English, not that you would know, because he barely spoke at all. "Ricardo was one of the shyest little boys I've ever met. He would cry every time we ventured out of the classroom [...]

Sibling Act

2018-05-14T18:53:04+00:00April 3rd, 2018|After-School Elementary, Change Makers, Family Literacy, General News, Uncategorized|

Grace Place had a special visitor recently when Will, the oldest sibling in the Alcius family, came to visit campus. Will, his brother Keith, and his sister Louise were some of the first students to attend Grace Place. Now, almost fifteen years later, their youngest brother Jordan is enrolled in the Academy of [...]

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 [...]

Grace Place AP Leaders Attend Esteemed Summer Programs

2014-06-20T11:56:06+00:00June 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Congratulations to Grace Place AP Leader, Arnold Morales! Arnold graduated from Youth Leadership Collier on Friday. The Program is only one of the many esteemed summer programs our rising senior AP Leaders were accepted to this summer. Two weeks ago we shared the outstanding results from our 2014 graduating AP Leaders; now let us tell [...]

Grace Place Summer Programs Have Started!

2014-06-13T12:48:09+00:00June 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Summer programs started this week! The first week of Academy of Leaders Summer Program involved collaboration with the Community School of Naples (CSN). The CSN high school students created a lesson plan for the week and instructed and assisted in all classes. Each day academic enrichment activities in reading, math and technology were based around [...]

Bright Beginnings, Kindergarten Readiness Starts June 13th

2014-05-29T09:19:30+00:00May 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Our Grace Place team has worked with staff from Florida VPK and Head Start to identify 35 children determined as "not yet ready for kindergarten" for an eight-week Kindergarten Readiness course.  The Course is part of our Bright Beginnings program for parent and child and focuses on key kindergarten readiness skills such as writing, letter [...]

Graduation at Grace Place

2014-05-23T14:51:03+00:00May 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

"A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary." -Dorothy Canfield Fisher Grace Place has seen many graduations in the last two weeks.  We graduated 210 K-8th grade students from our Academy of Leaders after-school program, 20 high school AP Leadership students, 200 Beginnings 101 students, 50 Mom [...]