Guadalupe Center works to break the cycle of poverty in Immokalee.
NAPLES – Guadalupe Center has appointed three new members to the nonprofit organization’s board of trustees. Abel Jaimes, Marguerite Hambleton and Mark Nagan will join the 22-member board that serves as an advocate and ambassador for the children of Immokalee.
“The leadership of our board of trustees has been exemplary, and their expertise and enthusiasm help guide the entire organization, from myself and our leadership team down to teachers and students,” says Dawn Montecalvo, Guadalupe Center president. “Our board members also are some of Guadalupe Center’s most active volunteers and generous donors, and their commitment to this organization is unquestionably strong.”
Jaimes is director of the Title I program for the Collier County School District, focusing on enhancing education for the region’s low-income students and schools. He also has been a teacher and principal in Immokalee schools, according to a statement.
Hambleton is the former president and CEO of AAA Western & Central New York. She was director of the Buffalo, N.Y., branch of the Federal Reserve and has been an independent trustee of the M&T U.S. Treasury Money Market Fund since 2005.
Since retiring from a manufacturing company he founded, Nagan has become involved with several Collier County nonprofits and is responsible for the creation of 12 “little free libraries” in Collier and in Iowa.
Guadalupe Center is a nonprofit organization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee. The center operates an early childhood education program, after-school and summer enrichment program, and the college preparatory Tutor Corps program.