Community Learning Centers

RCMA’s Community Learning Centersstrive to bring free or affordable quality education to rural low-income communities using technology and caring, culturally sensitive teachers and tutors.
Through Community Learning Centers, RMCA provides basic education services to adults who have not completed their basic education studies, either in U.S. schools or in Mexico.

The Community Learning Centers provide three levels of studies — literacy (basic reading and writing), primary (elementary) and secondary (middle school), and accredits students according to the standards set by the Ministry of Public Education in Mexico. Students also can earn their Florida general equivalency diploma.

More than 250 students studied at RCMA’s Community Learning Centers in the 2004-05 school year; a fifth center opened in 2005.

Among the goals:

  • Provide computer training and access to on-line learning.
  • Provide basic education classes, in English or Spanish, leading to the attainment of a primary, secondary or higher diploma from Mexico, or GED of the state of Florida.
  • Provide courses in English for Speakers of Other Languages.
  • Support families in their quest toward personal growth and self-sufficiency, including health and parenting skills, homework help for their children and becoming advocates in the public school system.

Participants

  • Institute of Mexicans Abroad
  • Mexican Consulates General in Orlando and Miami
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico
  • Monterrey Institute of Technology
  • National Institute for Adult Education of Mexico