Guadalupe Centers, Inc.

Rating: 4.83 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez Kansas City MO 64108 USA

Mission: The mission of GCI is to improve the quality of life for individuals in the Latino communities of greater Kansas City.We will accomplish our mission by:* Providing early childhood, elementary, secondary and adult educational programs.* Facilitating access to health and social services for all ages.* Promoting and providing Latino cultural enrichment events.* Sponsoring social activities that engage our diverse communities.
Target demographics: low income children, youth, adults and seniors
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 20,000
Geographic areas served: Kansas City, MO; Belton, MO
Programs: Health and Social Services, Youth Recreation, Charter High School and Middle School, Preschool, Seniors Center, After School/Summer Program, Culinary Arts School, Job Placement, Sports, Emergency Assistance, Tenn Pregnancy, HIV/AIDS testing, Substance Abuse Program

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Rating: 5 stars  

Absolutely! I grew up down the street from the Guadalupe Center, 2312 Jarboe. The Guadalupe Center was the center of my life on the West Side. Mi Mamagrande la Dona Cruz Garcia, had the confidence of Dorothy Gallagher, to the point that Dorothy wanted to adopt my Tio Nino, the former Frank Garcia, who is the Father of Chachi! I owe much of my identity as a Chicano to the Guadalupe Center which in the 50's, helped my build a sense of responsibility while helping build the Fiesta stage and afterwards attend Boys Scout meetings in the old basement room that opened out into a play-ground back before the remodeling. It was at the Guadalupe Center where I learned to play the piano, taking lessons from Miss McGuire. It was there when last year I found my old friend Salvador "Chava" Gomez, who asked me where I had been the last 50 years!!!! So YES, I have good things to say about Guadalupe Center and all the people who work there. Jose Francisco "Chato" Rios de Garcia......

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Guadalupe Center has been a great partner the greater Kansas City Latino Community. The GCI creates a positive atmosphere for all ages by providing social, health,educational and recreational activites. The culinary school is the best! The Guadalupe Center is one of longest operational Latino Centers in the United States serving the community since 1919. It is great to partner with an organization that is making a difference int he Latino community.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

A great asset to the Kansas City community in so many ways - culturally, educationally, youth support, etc.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This a historical organization that is making a difference in the Latino community but helps everyone. They have steller education, health, senior and youth progams that provides opportunities to many who wouldnt have access. By far an organization to follow and visit.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Guadalupe Center is a great asset to our community. The staff is amazing, super friendly, and very organized! My family and I look forward to participating in the "adopt a family" program every year as well as other various opportunities throughout the year. Keep up the great work!
Melissa Salazar

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My children attend GCI's CALMECAC Enrichment Program. They enjoy the activities and frienships made every summer. But most importantly they continue to stimulate their minds throughout the summer because this program emphasizes on literacy. My children are better readers because of this program further the program is an asset to working parents, like myself. Not only do my children have a safe place to go during the day but they are challenged to set goals and exceed them. Literacy and achieving goals - priceless! Thank you Guadalupe Center for being a part of our community.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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