GEC News

Graduate & Nursing Student, Evelyn Gets a Promotion

Graduate & Nursing Student, Evelyn Gets a Promotion

Meet Evelyn Martinez! She’s currently in her second year at Florida SouthWestern State College, pursuing her dream of becoming an RN. Alongside her studies, she dedicates time to mentor younger students at the Center while juggling a job at an ear, nose, and throat...

Reaching for the Stars: A Gala to Remember

Reaching for the Stars: A Gala to Remember

On April 25, a Table 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...