GEC News

Reaching for the Stars: A Gala to Remember

Reaching for the Stars: A Gala to Remember

On April 25, a Tabe at Le Cirque, Mediterra Style unfolded at the Mediterra Country Club as we gathered for a night of inspiration and generosity at the annual Gargiulo Education Center Gala & Live Auction. This year, we had the distinct honor of welcoming Dr....

A Very Special Girl With Special Needs

A Very Special Girl With Special Needs

Yudith is a 7th grader at North Naples Middle School who attends Gargiulo Education Center every day after school. Yudith faces some learning challenges, and as a student needs Exceptional Student Education (ESE). This is provided for children with disabilities who...

From No School to Teaching School

From No School to Teaching School

In January of 2020, Mary Asta was making one of her regular trips to the farmworker’s housing camp to check-in on the families when she spotted a boy about 15 wandering around. “Who is that boy? Why isn’t he at school today?” she asked. She was curious because she was...

Luz Alonso, Proud GEC Graduate and Future Nurse

Luz Alonso, Proud GEC Graduate and Future Nurse

You may remember Luz. She is a GEC graduate whose caring nature has led her to pursue a career as a nurse. Despite the challenges of working two jobs, one at Starbucks and another at Carlisle Senior Living in Naples, Luz earned her Associates Degree from Florida...

NCEF & Naples Winter Wine Festival awards GEC $115,000

NCEF & Naples Winter Wine Festival awards GEC $115,000

In an article written by Gulfshore Life magazine, local organizations benefiting from traditional grants for 2023-24 Naples Winter Wine Festival, which totaled $6,841,220 that were announced include the Gargiulo Education Center which was awarded $115,000 to help...

GEC Seeks to Teach More Kids (Spotlight Magazine)

GEC Seeks to Teach More Kids (Spotlight Magazine)

The curriculum includes mathematics, science, business and entrepreneurship. Support services include food and medical, dental and mental health care. Students get out into the community to shadow executives. What sounds like a model for a college actually is a...

GEC Students Step Up to Assist Relief Efforts

GEC Students Step Up to Assist Relief Efforts

Thank God GEC and families were blessed during hurricane Ian with little damage. The students needed to release their emotions and repay their blessings to those not as fortunate as themselves. These acts of public service encompassed several measurable aspects of the...

PUTTING THE  HAPPY BACK IN HALLOWEEN!

PUTTING THE HAPPY BACK IN HALLOWEEN!

This past weekend Sister Mary (aka Ms. Mary), the GEC staff, and students had their traditional Halloween Trunk or Treat visit with the memory care residents at the Opal Memory Care Center, Naples. The students were so excited to give those in need hugs, and love, as...