Over the last 55 years, RCMA has worked hand-in-hand with families to help them leverage their strengths and overcome the challenges seasonal migrant work presents for the education of their children. With our collaboration, over 40,000 children have made quality education a reality.
Helping thousands of children across 21 counties requires a lot of space to serve them in. We’ve grown to 66 child development centers, and with the support of our donors, we can broaden our positive impact to a greater number and variety of communities where underprivileged children need educational resources.
Our family of employees at RCMA is our greatest resource. These dedicated and passionate souls provide the day-in, day-out work that’s necessary to help dreams come to life for thousands of children and their families every year. Many of us here at RCMA were alumni ourselves, and now we get to serve with gratitude families just like ours.
RCMA operates 2 charter schools and is growing! Serving more than 560 students, RCMA’s charter school program extends RCMA’s holistic approach to learning and commitment to excellence in education, from kindergarten through the 8th grade.
The children who’ve brightened our centers with their eagerness to learn have gone on to even brighter futures. Here are some of their stories of transformation from working in the fields to achieving the highest levels of education. Their determination for reaching their goals no matter what is truly inspiring for us all.
Parents and families are supported in achieving their own goals, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security.
Programs support and strengthen parent-child relationships and engage families around children’s learning and development.
As newborns and toddlers at RCMA, they put smiles on teachers’ faces and are the lights of our lives. As charter school students, they inspire us with goals of becoming scientists and doctors that will go on to help combat cancer. Indeed, the children we guide have an intense drive to do great things.
RCMA helps them leverage their abilities by providing access to cutting edge technology, programs that nurture leadership skills, and most important of all, care and attention that emboldens them.
Meet Fernando Rodriguez
As a child, Fernando Rodriguez was encouraged to do well in school, but it wasn’t easy as part of a migrant working family, moving schools three times a year.
He first became part of the RCMA family at a center in Quincy, FL, and later volunteered at RCMA to earn service hours in high school.
After receiving his master’s degree in architecture, he’s now working on bigger goals – first, a doctorate, then opening an architectural firm.
His journey is truly an inspiration to us all at RCMA.