GEC News

Sweet Dreams for Sweet Children

Sweet Dreams for Sweet Children

Recently it was brought to our attention that some of the younger children here at GEC were in desperate need of beds. They had been sharing beds with older siblings and had no place of their own to lay their heads and get a restful night’s sleep.  Thanks to Pat...

Congratulations 2022 Graduates!

Congratulations 2022 Graduates!

This year we celebrate two new high school graduates, Evelyn Martinez and Yuliana Cruz! Because of their hard work, they have both been awarded scholarships from GEC, Jumpstart, and Earn to Learn. Thank you to the wonderful teachers that have helped them over the...

Audubon Cares Donates $60,000

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 enjoyed...

GEC Receives Grant from The League Club of Napless

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

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 NCEF-funded Gargiulo...

GEC JR COMMITTEE PROJECT

GEC JR COMMITTEE PROJECT

This video was a GEC JR COMMITTEE PROJECT led by Rosie Occonor to accompany the heart warming song written and sang by musician friend Andy Hopping. This debuted at our 2020 gala; "A Table at LeCirque Seaside". Click HERE to access the video.