Audubon Cares Donates $60,000

Recently one of our long-time volunteers, Michael Phelps, introduced us to the newly reformed Audubon Cares organization, a community outreach division of the Audubon Country Club community in Naples. The members of this generous organization were so moved by the work...

Fiesta Mexicana 2022

A little rain didn’t stop the fun for our annual Fiesta Mexicana! This event celebrates all of our donors, teachers, and volunteers for all they do throughout the year for our children and their families. A very festive time was had by all. Everyone truly...

GEC Receives Grant from The League Club of Napless

For the first time in two years The League Club was able to host an event that was emotional and rewarding. Twenty-seven grants were awarded to area nonprofits in Collier and Lee Counties this month by The League Club of Naples, Florida.  These grants will address...

NCEF Shining Star

NCEF Shining Star “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands – one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn AJ teaching music to students at Gargiulo Education Center AJ Rodriguez started with the...

Migrant education center forges on in days of coronavirus spread

More than 60 migrant children from North Naples are getting a very unusual, creative education in the face of the novel coronavirus spread. They began classes this week under tents and in the shade of the roof overhangs of the Gargiulo Education Center. It’s an...