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

Family Advocate
Category: Education
Family AdvocateDepartment: Early Childhood Reports to Early Childhood Center DirectorSupervises: 0 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Hourly) Shift: 8-5 p.m. Monday-Friday Pay: $23/hr Summary: Operates as a liaison between the classroom and home settings in education, child development, physical and mental health, safety, and immigration support as needed to build connections with families. This position ...read more
Contact:
Phone:816-421-1015
Lead Teacher
Category: Education
Lead TeacherDepartment: Early Childhood Education Reports to: ECC DirectorSupervises: 0 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Hourly) Shift: 8 am-5pm Monday-Friday Pay: $22/hr Summary: The Early Childhood Lead Teacher is responsible for fostering children's development in line with Head Start principles. This includes designing a dynamic curriculum to support social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth. ...read more
Contact:
Phone:816-421-1015
Assistant Teacher
Category: Education
Assistant TeacherDepartment: Early Childhood Reports to ECC DirectorSupervises: 0 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Shift: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday Pay: $18/hrSummary: The Assistant Teacher assists with creating a quality program and a class environment conducive to learning and personal growth. The Assistant Teacher establishes effective rapport with children and establishes a respectful, supportive, and ...read more
Contact:
Phone:816-421-1015