Stacy Nicolau

Meet Yerania "Yadi" Lopez, who returned to Immokalee after nursing school to serve the unique needs of the migrant community in which she grew up. Read more


Christina Shutter

Lisette Morales

Meet Christina Shutter, who balances life as a single mom, full time college student, full time work at one nonprofit and volunteer affiliate director of another nonprofit. Read more


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Kelsey Landis

Farmer Mike's wife Emily Clevenger makes growing her family on the farm a priority. Read more


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Lisette Morales

Follow the journey of Collier County Principal Beverly Budzynski from an A-rated elementary school in Naples to a D-rated school in Immokalee with Neapolitan Family in this special series. Read more

Meet the MOMentum Mom who keeps Southwest Florida children on their toes at parties and festivals. Read more


Phuong Gano

Lisette Morales

Meet our May MOMentum Mom: Phuong Gano. She has honored the American Dream of her Vietnam War refugee parents by becoming a teacher, a wife and mother, and a recipient of the Stand Up for Justice Award. Read more


Dara Albert MOMentum Mom

Lisette Morales

After her own family experienced financial and food insecurity, Dara Albert became determined to rebuild her life and give back to her community by becoming a Food Angel. Read more


Ivy Schamis and PAWS

Photos by Lisette Morales

Naples PAWS Assistance Dogs prepares a support dog for Ivy Schamis, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas teacher, whose classroom was devastated by a gun man. Read more

Meet our latest MOMentum Mom: Cindy Dreyfuss. Read more

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Yudy Barbera

Photo by Lisette Morales

Meet our first MOMentum Mom, Yudy Barbera. Read more

Started in 2012, the annual Collier County Schools Principal for a Day program engages community leaders in a hands-on experience to learn how Collier County students are being educated. Read more


Several Collier County Leaders attempted the Childhood Hunger Awareness Challenge by surviving for three days on $10 worth of food. Article is followed by a list of food banks and pantries in Collier County. Read more

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Our current directory of Collier County nonprofits that serve our community. Read more


Parents can rest assured that homes displaying a teal pumpkin have non-food treats for their little trick-or-treaters or have allergies or or special diets that prevent them from enjoying the traditional candy treats. Here's how you can participate. Read more


If your children go to school in Florida, chances are they participate in the Sunshine State Youth Reader Award program. Find out why they love it and read the whole list of Sunshine State Youth Reader Award books here. Read more


Naples mother Katie Field is a driving force behind a photo application that organizes photos in a private virtual space that can be accessed by invited friends and family. Read more


A federal, five-year Strategic Plan for STEM Education is now in progress to sustain and engage youth by providing an equal opportunity to STEM instruction for grades kindergarten through 12, undergraduate, and graduate students. Read more


Glennon Melton talks to Neapolitan Family about reckless truth telling, learning to swim and lifting communities up one woman at a time Read more


There are many opportunities in the Naples area for children and teens of all ages to learn about a sport or to join a competitive team. Use the following directory as a year round resource of athletic organizations. Read more


In honor of National Nonprofit Awareness Month, here are 30 Naples-area organizations that need your help. Read more


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