Guadalupe Centers, Inc.

Guadalupe Centers, Inc.

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About Us

Embracing our Latino legacy, and our opportunity to serve all cultures, the Guadalupe Centers is dedicated to improving the community and the quality of life for people of all ethnic backgrounds, and to the celebration of cultural heritage.

History
During the early 1900’s in exodus of the hardships caused by the Mexican Revolution, many Mexican nationals began to leave their homeland in pursuit of a better life for both themselves and their families. These Mexican immigrants followed jobs to the north in areas of migrant farming, railroad and livestock. While many stopped in the already predominant Mexican-American Southwest, others went further north and decided to settle in the Westside Community of KCMO.
Upon their arrival, the Mexican immigrants faced yet another hardship. Discrimination. Mexican children were not allowed into certain schools, while their parents were not allowed to shop in many places. The Mexicans were also exploited in the workplace and basic services offered by area hospitals and government agencies were not granted to the Mexicans. Not knowing where to turn or how to respond, the need for basic services within the Mexican community continued to grow.
To answer this growing need, a Catholic women’s club in 1919 decided to establish a volunteer school & clinic for the underprivileged Mexican immigrants who had settled in the Westside. Naming the entity after the patron saint of Mexico, the Guadalupe Center became one of the nation’s first social service agencies for Latinos and has grown to be the heart of the Latino community within Kansas City.

Highlights

  • Early Childhood, secondary adult education and workforce training 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

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Jobs

Receptionist
Category: Administrative, Support & Clerical
Receptionist Department: Youth Development Reports to: Director of Youth Development and Recreation Programs Supervises: 0 FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt; hourly   Summary: Maintain all front desk customer service, including answering and directing phone calls, operating secured locked doors, participant records/data, and greeting families as they drop off their children.   Essential duties and ...read more
Contact: Natalie Brady
Phone:816-421-1015
Lead Teacher at Early Childhood Center
Category: Education
Lead TeacherDepartment: Early Childhood Education CenterReports to: ECC DirectorSupervises: 0FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (hourly)Shift: Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm Summary: To create a quality program and a class environment conducive to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with students; to establish good relationships with parents and other staff members.   Essential duties and ...read more
Contact: Natalie Brady
Phone:816-421-1015
Assistant Teacher at Early Childhood Center
Category: Education
Assistant TeacherDepartment: Early Childhood Education Center Reports to: ECC DirectorSupervises: 0 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (hourly) Shift: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pmSummary: To assist with creating a quality program and a class environment conducive to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with children; to establish a respectful, supportive, and collaborative relationship with ...read more
Contact: Natalie Brady
Phone:816-421-1015
Classroom Floater at Early Childhood Center
Category: Education
Classroom Floater Department: Early Childhood Education Center Reports to: ECC DirectorSupervises: 0FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Hourly) Shift: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm Summary: To assist with creating a quality program and a class environment conducive to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with students; to establish good relationships with parents and other staff members; to ...read more
Contact: Natalie Brady
Phone:816-421-1015
Maintenance Worker
Category: Facilities, Maintenance, and Repair
Maintenance WorkerDepartment: Facilities/MaintenanceReports to:  Supervisor of Maintenance and GroundsSupervises: 0FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Hourly)Shift: Monday-Friday (7am-3:30pm but may vary due to emergencies) Job Purpose: The maintenance worker is responsible for the general maintenance, repair, and upkeep of our buildings, facilities, and equipment, ensuring safety and security.  Essential ...read more
Contact: Natalie Brady
Phone:816-421-1015