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Economic Progress: GECR Quarter 4, 2021
Economic Progress in the Greater Estero Area The ECCL is pleased to provide the 4th quarter’s Greater Estero Community Report (GECR) for 2021. Each of the three articles contained in the report focus on aspects of economic progress in our area. Please take this...
Act Now: Important School Funding Survey
On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law. The United States Department of Education (USDOE) is providing an additional $121.9 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III Fund). These grants will be...
2021 Scholarship Winners
2021 ECCL Scholarship AwardeesGroup photo: Left to right: Mike Wasson, Blake Chapman, Pamela Mueller, recipient Brian Robinson, Gail Langner, recipient Mary Sue Burun, Vicki Risko and Mark Novitski. ECCL, Estero Historical Society, and Estero Chamber of Commerce...
Climate and Education: GECR Quarter 1, 2021
The ECCL wishes you a Very Happy New Year, and we hope that you continue to stay safe and well and benefit from the COVID vaccine "rollout" as soon as possible. We are pleased to provide you with the first of four planned GECR Reports for 2021. Our objective is to...
Amy Kuchenbecker: “ECCL Volunteer of the Year 2020”
“You never spend more money than you make! You never spend more money than you make!” This enthusiastic chant is performed often and quite loudly in every one of Amy Kuchenbecker’s Junior Achievement (JA) sessions at Three Oaks Middle School. Making 8th graders, a...
The ECCL Congratulates FGCU
FGCU named best public school in Florida for undergraduate entrepreneurship By Kyle McCurry Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) has been named the top public college or university in Florida for undergraduate entrepreneurship studies, according to The Princeton...
Junior Achievement in Southwest Florida: Why it’s Important!
Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and The ECCL Hosted First-Ever Virtual Gala earlier this year at The Club at Grandezza. FORT MYERS, Fla. (October 28, 2020) – Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and The Estero Council of Community Leaders (ECCL) hosted a...
Open Letter to Members in Support of Our Schools
Dear Community Residents & Businesses, In two weeks, the start of one of the most, if not the most, uncertain school years in our lifetime will begin. This comment is not hyperbole. The first day of school in our Estero area will be Monday, August 31. On this day,...
More students equals more schools needed in South Lee County
Ever wonder why we need to build new schools in south Lee County? The linked infographic identifies K-12 students in the Estero Area and South Lee County. This information will be used in the Village of Estero Community database so new residents can determine...
“2-5-8-Graduate” Junior Achievement’s Programs A Resounding Success in Four Estero Area Schools
On March 27, 2018, the Village of Estero signed a Memorandum with Lee School District entitled, Estero Education Initiative (EEI). In the Fall of 2018, 161 Estero retirees and non-retired residents volunteered to participate in Junior Achievement’s...
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