Redlands Christian Migrant Association

A nonprofit organization

$225 raised by 6 donors

2% complete

$10,000 Goal

RCMA opened its first doors in 1965 in response to poor farmworkers who had no option but to take their children with them and spend long hot days exposed to pesticides, snakes, wells, and machinery.

A group of concerned Mennonites opened two child-care centers in labor camps, in Homestead. Only a few children came. They then enlisted Wendell Rollason, a crusader for immigrants' rights, to reach out to reluctant families. He realized parents would only entrust their babies to someone of their culture.

Through extraordinary cultural sensitivity, today 80% of RCMA's workforce comes from a farm working background. Rollason reshaped the future of countless babies and their families. To the rural poor, RCMA has become a beacon of compassion and opportunity. 

At a very basic level, RCMA offers good nutrition, safe and loving spaces and health screenings for all of its children. But Rollason's commitment reached far beyond. At RCMA, the rural poor receive world-class education so they, can reach a bright future.   

Our Mission

RCMA opens doors to opportunities through quality child care and education from crib to high school and beyond. 

Nuestra mision

RCMA abre puertas a oportunidades a través de la alta calidad de cuidado infantil y la educación, desde la cuna a la secundaria y más allá.

Our Goals

  • To provide quality child care
  • To provide children and their families with support services
  • To provide educational opportunities and improve the health and general welfare of children and their families
  • To involve parents in the educational process and in public policy decisions affecting their children and families
  • To increase public awareness of the lifestyle of migrant and seasonal farm workers and the rural poor
  • To provide opportunities and encourage the professional development of staff hired from the communities served

Our Values

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Redlands Christian Migrant Association

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