Guadalupe Centers embraces progress, focuses on culture and community

Enriched in cultural heritage and a compassion to help families succeed, is the driving force behind the Guadalupe Centers’ sustained relationship with the community it serves.

For more than 99 years the Guadalupe Centers have exhibited the hallmark of extraordinary skill to connect Latinx families with life-enriching educational, social, and life-skills support. Additionally, Guadalupe Centers is recognized as a hub for collaboration on the arts and social events focused on Latinx culture. Primary service areas include the Westside, Westport, Eastside and Northeast parts of Kansas City, Mo.

Providing valuable services
Annually, Guadalupe serves approximately 10,000 individuals and their families. Offering a broad range of services to individuals of all ages, Guadalupe connects families to social services and resources; provides early childhood education and entry into workforce training programs. They also operate a comprehensive charter school system serving pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, with more than 1,300 students enrolled for the 2018/2019 school year.

The organization has expanded its mission to embrace the diverse community it serves.

Qualifications to receive services vary by program. Many are income-based and have no overarching requirements to participate, however, each program has its own set of requirements to receive services.

How you can help
Guadalupe Centers accepts donations to support programming and welcomes volunteers to help with the growing needs of the community. Each program has specific needs to remain viable. For more information about programs and services, contact Ms. Alyx Bartrom, director of
fund development and marketing, 816-421-1015 x 181.

This Health Forward-sponsored post originally appeared in the November-December 2018 issue of Our Health Matters. Since 2005 Our Health Matters has served as metropolitan Kansas City’s premier health and wellness magazine, linking readers to timely health news, information, and resources. The editorial aligns with and supports the community’s goal of creating a culture of health. Topics range from promoting healthy lifestyles, insight on chronic preventable conditions like heart disease, stroke and mental health issues. Our Health Matters is a leading health media — keeping people in touch with their health. Find Our Health Matters on Facebook and Twitter

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