RCMA and Lipman Family Farms officially broke ground last month on the new Lipman Family Campus for Children and Families. When completed, the $16.4 million campus will feature two new child development centers, a community center, two soccer fields and a new charter school.
“We’re honored to break ground with RCMA, building a literal and metaphorical foundation that will guarantee a bright future for the migrant community in Immokalee,” shared Jaime Weisinger, Director of Community and Government Relations for Lipman Family Farms and fourth generation family member. “RCMA is a trusted steward of the education and welfare of the children of our community,” he added.
Earlier this year, Lip man Family Farms, long-time supporters of RCMA, made a $3 million donation to the organization, the largest donation Lipman has ever made to any one organization. The gift will support efforts to expand RCMA’s charter schools throughout the state of Florida, as well as support the new Lipman Family Campus for Children and Families in Immokalee.
“We are grateful for the Lipman family’s commitment to supporting our shared community,” said Isabel Garcia, Executive Director of RCMA. “Their generous donation is a historic one for our organization and a reflection of their commitment to the families and future generations of Immokalee.”
The construction of the child development centers is an upgrade to the original centers in Immokalee impacted by past hurricanes. When constructed, the centers will serve over 200 children. The campus is scheduled to open in July, 2025.