The 2015-2016 school years is going to be amazing for Guadalupe School – we can just feel it. There’s something special about celebrating fifty years of empowering lifelong learners on Salt Lake City’s west side. And there’s some good karma coming with it.
We are so proud to announce that this year Guadalupe School was chosen by the White House Initiative on Hispanic Education as one of 230 “Bright Spots” in Latino education around the nation. As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, this initiative recognized agencies doing exemplary work offering early education, K-12 education and STEM education, as well as adult education to Hispanic populations. As you can imagine, Guadalupe School fit right in to the criteria, and we were truly honored to be recognized among those who share our passion for education.
But the honor doesn’t really belong with us – it belongs with you, our community supporters.
It is because of generous donors, community partners, and collective impact work, that we can send counselors into the homes of infants to help their parents create a home environment that nurtures cognitive development, and continues nurturing their development in a school environment in Toddler Beginnings and Preschool. It is because of community partnerships, like those with United Way of Salt Lake, that our Kindergarten through 6th grade students have access to enrichment activities that spark interests that carry them into future careers. It is because of our community volunteers who spend their free time teaching their first language to immigrants that our parents and adult community members are able to learn the culture and language of their new home, find more gainful employment to provide for their families, and find the joy in learning at any age.
This White House recognition and all that we have been able to accomplish over the last fifty years has been because of you.
No matter how big or small the donation, how much time you could carve from a busy day to volunteer, or how you have lent your support to United Way of Salt Lake and Guadalupe School; together, little by little, we’ve made a big difference.
Thank you all for LIVING UNITED, and congratulations – you deserve it!