Guadalupe School has been around for more than 50 years, making it one of the most well-established nonprofit organizations in the Salt Lake City community! As you can imagine, a lot of good has been done in the last half-century by Guadalupe School employees, volunteers, families, and donors. We thought it would be fun to take a look at Guadalupe's continual community support, and how although we always look to innovate and improve, our core values and services have remained the same!
Guadalupe School started as a small English instruction group that taught out of La Morena Cafe. Today, Guadalupe School is headquartered at a beautiful campus fundraised through a community capital campaign in 2014. All five programs are housed in this brand new building, and nearly 1,000 community members are enrolled in the various services.
Guadalupe School's Adult Education program has continued strong for a solid 50 years and counting! Its enduring success is attributed to the work of tireless certified directors and instructors who have developed an effective curriculum that can be taught in small group settings. Hundreds of community volunteers have dedicated time to helping give individualized tutoring to adults hoping to learn English and gain access to better opportunities over the last five decades.
Guadalupe School aims to provide educational resources to a community of students who may not have as much access compared to their more affluent peers. This has included providing technological aids such as computer programs to allow for well-rounded preparedness as students move into upper grades.
Central to the Guadalupe model of learning are volunteer reading tutors, who over the years have provided one-on-one instruction to students who are often learning to read and write in an entirely new language. This makes it possible for Guadalupe students to receive the individual attention needed to bring them up to speed with their peers who are not facing a language barrier.
Over the years, Guadalupe School has provided free meals to its students, because we know that full bellies equal open minds for learning!
We could not be more proud of the legacy Guadalupe School has produced after more than 50 years, and we look to the future with excited anticipation for all the good it holds! Thank you to the volunteers, staff, donors, and students who make our work and mission possible!
To help make another 50 years possible, consider attending our UNITE Benefit Concert, which you can learn about here.