By Cassie Bingham, Communications Specialist
As 2016 comes to a close, so does the 50th year anniversary of Guadalupe School. How cool is it that Guadalupe School programs have been transforming lives and making a difference in the Rose Park community for half a century! In 1966, Suzanne Weiss, in partnership with Father Jerald Merrill of the local Catholic diocese, began teaching English to adult immigrants in Salt Lake City, and Guadalupe School was born. Over the coming years, as needs were recognized and capacity expanded, leaders like Weiss helped the Early Learning and Charter School programs begin as well. Read more about our history here.
For 50 years Guadalupe School has helped reinforce the fact that education and literacy bring empowerment, opportunity, and higher quality of life. It has been a safe environment where diversity is welcomed and celebrated. It has provided individuals and corporate groups alike the opportunity to volunteer for an amazing cause, and feel more connected to their community.
Here's to 50 more years of community service and learning. We encourage you to watch the video below in order to better appreciate the work of all those involved in the programs of Guadalupe School. If you would like to contribute to the continued success of the next 50 years, please consider a holiday gift to Guadalupe!