In July, Jubilation owner Richard Nogaj donated the site, valued at about $2 million, to the university.
And Hodges University
has assumed the existing balance of the building's mortgage.The Jubilation
community of about 300 people at Lake Trafford and Carson roads consists of low-income housing, blueberry fields, in which many residents work, and community amenities, including the education center.
In the past, advanced education has not been available for families and students in Immokalee
and now there will be an opportunity there, Nogaj
"We are very happy and extremely exited for the use of the facility for higher education," he
About 80 percent of Jubilation
residents speak Creole or Spanish.Nogaj
said ESOL classes will be important for residents.