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by Anne Chernin, MSW, MBA, Director of Client Services At Naples Senior Center we know that caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can be challenging and,...

Visible Female Program -Girls Excelling in Math and Science (GEMS) project creates a biodirectional STEM mentorship pipeline of high school and middle school girls.  GEMS provides 9 months of academic...

by Gina Frazier, board member, I Will Mentorship Foundation   “What I liked about S.T.E.M this week is it tells young ladies that there is more to the world than phones, it...

2018 Tribe Stories: this week we catch up with the girls and organizers of the Women's Empowerment (WE) Series. Keiser University is providing a series of workshops geared toward female high school...

by Jason Farrell, Director of the Academic Skills Center and Writing Studio Coordinator, Keiser University—Fort Myers The Women Empowerment (WE) Series launched on June 13, 2018 with the first group of...

The Heights Center will develop programs for children and adults to promote opportunities for family and community development by providing various Music, Art, Theatre and Dance classes, which will increase...

by Lauren G. Schmidt, Health Education Program Consultant, Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County   Charlotte County children suffer unnecessary dental complications due to limited dental treatment options for the under...

The school-based program will provide dental screening, oral health education, preventative services of sealants and topical fluoride among children from low-income families and reduce racial and income disparities in sealant...

by Molly Murphy, Communications Specialist, Family Initiative Incorporated At the age of two and half Amanda Stachler was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Her parents, Julie and Matt suspected prior...

2018 Tribe Stories: Avow Hospice - Avow LGBT. This grant from the LGBT Community Fund of Southwest Florida is to promote equality for LGBT community members by building on Avow...

2018 Tribe Stories: Valerie’s House With help from SWFCF grant, Valerie’s House will begin a program specifically targeted at children and their caregivers whose family member has died from opioids abuse. Check...

How Yuzellie Turned a Dark Experience into a Drive for The Future By Dayhanna Acosta, Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation   Two years ago, Yuzellie Garcia decided to return to school to become the...

  I work alongside a team member who likes to ask “there are no bad ideas, right?” before she launches into an idea generating session at the office.   I find myself...

2018 Tribe Stories: Legal Rescue and Empowerment Project. The Immigration Legal Rescue and Empowerment initiative will provide legal services to at-risk immigrant families through an initiative delivered by an experienced...

By Sonya McCarter, Community Engagement Coordinator, Alliance for the Arts Four years ago, as an actress, my search for plays featuring compelling and interesting African-American characters in Ft. Myers came up...

2018 Tribe Stories: The Alliance for The Arts. The Alliance for the Arts project will spearhead conversations on equity and access to the arts in African-American communities, beginning with Dunbar....

by Jack Ham, Principal, The Academy, Port Charlotte, Fla. Another school year has come to a close, and The Academy has even more reason to celebrate than usual. Given the school's...

2018 Tribe Stories: Gulf Coast Partnership. The goal of this project is to provide basic support, student enrichment, and increase parent/family engagement at The Academy high school in Port...

Preventing Dog Bites in Elementary Aged Children in Lee County   By Nicole Ferguson-Morrison, DVM, MS, MPH, MRCVS Veterinarian, Lee County Domestic Animal Services Dog bites are a frightening experience for anyone, especially children....