Welcome to Academia America

                                    ~For the Social and Civic Integration of Immigrants~

The Rural Community Development Resources(RCDR) continues to grow its role in community development for all. It established  Academia America (AA), a new division's whose mission is to provide a pathway for the social and civic integration of immigrants in the Yakima Valley to become part of our society and to provide a better future for their children.”  Citizenship education and legal immigration services are now available for low income families.


AA provides a 10 week citizenship education series held on Tuesdays (Spanish Exam Students) and Thursdays (English Exam Students) on a weekly basis for legal residents  that have been here for five or more years. The educational sessions are divided into two cohorts, English & Spanish. Hector Franco, who has a track record of teaching citizenship classes with excellent results, is the instructor for the courses. 


If you want to make a difference in your community and improve the lives for your children, then you have to become a US Citizen! To sign up or for more information, please contact the Academia America at 509-895-7000.