Grace Place Students Give Back

2021-10-26T16:38:58+00:00October 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Grace Place like many other non-profit organizations has felt the effects of the pandemic in many different ways. One of them being a shortage of volunteers. While giving back through service has always been a common practice among our students,  we have seen even more parents and alumni from Grace Place programs step up to [...]

Celebrating Women’s Small Business Month

2021-10-12T15:40:07+00:00October 8th, 2021|Adult Education, AP Leadership, Bright Beginnings, COVID-19, Family Literacy, Uncategorized|

Investing in your future is no easy task; sometimes, bills or other expenses can prevent you from achieving your goals. The hard decision to use the money for bills versus things that would help advance your career can be a very daunting task. Thankfully, MicroGrant has provided low-income individuals with an opportunity to apply for a grant [...]

Small groups making big impact, Cornerstone Church

2021-08-07T20:13:24+00:00August 7th, 2021|Change Makers, COVID-19, Friday Food Pantry, General News, Uncategorized|

On the third Thursday of every month, you will find a group of individuals at Cornerstone United Methodist Church bagging rice and beans. What started as a small way to help during the pandemic now impacts lives from start to finish. Routines were completely flipped upside down over a year ago as we all faced [...]

There is Power in Kindness

2021-04-02T13:02:42+00:00April 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

At the start of the year, our middle school students were busy creating kindness rocks. Their intention- to spread kindness and love to our elementary students. Kindness Rocks are rocks or stones that are painted with inspirational messages or sayings. Our students shared words of wisdom and comfort before sharing them with our elementary students. [...]

Alumnus Perspective: Jonathan Olvia-Infante

2020-11-19T16:43:18+00:00November 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

I dreamt about my freshman year at Florida State University many times... I never imagined it like this. I envisioned campus life to be a busy social scene, not socially distanced. I figured most of my time in the dorm would be spent sleeping, not staring at my computer screen on virtual classes. I haven't [...]

#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 [...]

#GracePlaceHero, Laura Velasquez

2020-05-07T17:41:16+00:00May 5th, 2020|Change Makers, COVID-19, Family Literacy, General News, gtn2020, Uncategorized|

Laura Velasquez began her Grace Place journey seven years ago as a volunteer. In her fourth year, she joined the Bright Beginnings program with her son, Danilo. Today, she attends the Beginnings 301 course, while Danilo is thriving in the fulltime three-year-old class, and her daughter, Karen, is blossoming in the fulltime two-year-old classroom. Beginnings [...]