IMMOKALEE AND STATEWIDE (Jan. 28) – RCMA announces that it received a $125,000 grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to strengthen communication efforts related to RCMA and its immigration family support program.
With the funding, RCMA will train staff, board members, alumni, students and their parents as community ambassadors to tell their stories and discuss how RCMA, by helping families, improves education outcomes for children of immigrants.
Established in 1965, RCMA is Florida’s largest non-profit provider of quality early childhood education and family-support services. RCMA serves people in rural areas living in poverty, primarily migrant and agriculture working families. RCMA operates 66 child development centers and 2 charter schools, and partners with 19 family child care homes and several afterschool care programs in 21 Florida counties. The organization employs 1,600 people and provides child care and education to more than 6,500 children each year.