Meet RMCC’s Co-Founder Bobby Allen

Almost five years ago the RMCC journey started. From our early beginnings as a local homework club to opening Australia’s first Refugee Migrant Children Centre last year, Bobby has been with us every step of the way. As a Director and Project Manager at RMCC, he has celebrated our major milestones whilst also providing tangible solutions in times of uncertainty and hardship. Bobby has worked tirelessly on RMCC programs from running our first session to the present day whereby he constantly seeks to expand our program portfolio and manages a team of Program Assistants and mentors.

Bobby’s enthusiasm and constant commitment to help secure the future for all our families and their futures sets him apart and makes RMCC programs unique. He is adored and respected by everyone throughout the organisation, from key stakeholders and volunteers to the beneficiaries we help every week.

So, it is with great excitement that we announce that Bobby Allen will now be formally recognised as a Co-Founder of RMCC. Alice Wojcik, our CEO and Founder, comments that “without him RMCC wouldn’t exist and every time I speak about the organisation it’s as we, not I.” Bobby has been right beside Alice throughout RMCC’s journey, providing constant support and making sacrifices so that they can achieve their RMCC dream.

Bobby certainly doesn’t like to take the limelight, so it has taken us some time to convince him that he should be formally recognised for the invaluable contribution he has brought to the team. RMCC couldn’t be more excited about Bobby’s official new title and would once again like to extend our appreciation for all he has done so far for RMCC.

We can’t wait to see what Bobby continues to achieve- we know it’s going to be brilliant!

RMCC headquarters relocate to Sunshine

After over a year in our Footscray HQ, we have some incredibly exciting to news to share with you! On the 1st of May, we officially moved from our Footscray base to a bigger and better space in Sunshine. You will now be able to find us at 21A Sun Crescent, Sunshine, which is just a short walk from the town centre and Sunshine train station.

Relocating to Sunshine allows for the growth of our services, providing a stronger central presence and connection from Melbourne’s North to South-West. This is the first step in our plan to widen our service reach for refugee and migrant children and youth, ensuring they have access to RMCC's unique and holistic programs. Alice Wojcik, our Founder and CEO, comments that

“Our new RMCC headquarters will bring new and exciting prospects for refugee & migrant children in Melbourne’s West. We look forward bringing those to life for the kids.”

This move represents an exciting change for the RMCC family so we are keen to share the space with you all. We are open from 10am-5pm every weekday, and we would love it if lots of you popped by to say hello.

As the team continues to settle into the new office, we would like to say a big thank you to all the supporters of our working bee who gave up their weekend to give our new office some much needed TLC. We really appreciate your help. Also as the work took longer than expected, we would like to recognise friends and family of RMCC that continued to pitch in for the next two weeks. We honestly can't thank you enough as your help ensured that we were able to open the office on time.

Likewise, without generous furniture donations from Next Wave, Amrick and Alan via Pozible, our office would simple look empty! All your donations ensure that our programs and volunteers have a nice space to work in.

Due to the sheer scale of the new space, we are still after a few extra items of furniture, so if you know anyone who would be willing to give some bookshelves a loving home, we would love to hear from you! Please email us on contact@rmccaustralia.org.au.