Rural & Migrant Ministry

Mission & Vision


Rural & Migrant Ministry works for the creation of a just, rural New York State through nurturing leadership, changing unjust systems and structures, and standing with the disenfranchised, especially farmworkers and rural workers.

RMM operates four farmworker education centers around New York State in Western New York, Long Island, the Catskills and the Hudson Valley.

Amandla Worker Education Center is in Riverhead (Long Island), between the north and south forks of eastern Long Island. Amandla is from IsiZulu and means “power,” used as a rallying cry against Apartheid. Amandla is home to an array of programs, including CASA (Center of Alliance, Solidarity, and Accompaniment), Mujeres de Esperanza/Women of Hope, VOLIY (Voices of Long Island Youth), and the Long Island Farmworker Cooperative. RMM is honored to be in partnership and share the campus with the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island and its mission, Centro Franciscano, as well as with Locals 888 (UFCW) and 338(RWDSU), which are a part of Trabajadores Agricolas Unidos (TAU).