Guadalupe Centers, Inc.
Rating: 4.83 stars 6 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth
Location: 1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez Kansas City MO 64108 USA
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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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......
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