Elizabeth Cuevas joins Guadalupe Center as community and volunteer engagement manager

Elizabeth Cuevas, a 2014 graduate of Guadalupe Center’s Tutor Corps Program, has returned to the nonprofit as its new community and volunteer engagement manager.

As a member of Guadalupe Center’s philanthropy team, Cuevas coordinates campus and program tours for prospective donors, supporters, business leaders and community partners. Additionally, she works with individuals, civic groups, residential communities and businesses to promote volunteer opportunities within the organization.

Cuevas is among more than 240 graduates of Guadalupe Center’s college-preparatory program, which provides Immokalee High School students with college and career readiness programs, ACT and SAT test prep, mentorships, financial literacy and scholarship assistance, as well as wages for tutoring younger students. As a high school student, she co-founded Taste of Immokalee, a corporation with a mission to provide students with hands-on experience in all aspects of business, with a focus on social entrepreneurship.

After her high school graduation, Cuevas enrolled at one of Guadalupe Center’s partnership institutions of higher education, Arcadia University in Pennsylvania, and was named a Blankley Scholar, completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with a concentration in management. Prior to joining Guadalupe Center, she worked as a human resources generalist and recruiter for Avow Hospice and human resources generalist for Hope Hospice.

About Guadalupe Center
Established in 1984, Guadalupe Center provides high-quality, lifechanging educational programs to more than 1,900 students annually. Recognized nationally as a model for nonprofits serving students from low-income, rural communities, Guadalupe Center is creating a cycle of prosperity through education for students and families in Immokalee. The organization offers three highly successful programs – the nationally accredited Early Childhood Education Program, After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment Program and college-preparatory Tutor Corps Program – that foster personal and academic success leading to economic independence. Platinum-rated by GuideStar, Guadalupe Center is generously supported by private donors, philanthropic organizations and community partners. For more information, please visit GuadalupeCenter.org or call 239-657-7711.

This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.