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November 5, 2021

Perkins & RFK Children’s Action Corps merger finalized, renamed

Photo | Courtesy of Doctor Franklin Perkins School Perkins CEO Michael Ames signs documents officially making the Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps an affiliate of Doctor Franklin Perkins School at a ceremony at Perkins in Lancaster on Aug. 31. Pictured (from left, behind him) are RFK Board Chair Jim Geraghty, Perkins Board Chair Suzanne Frisch, RFK CEO Bob Watson, and RFK Board Vice Chair Emma Carpenter.

After announcing their decision to merge in September 2020, Lancaster-based nonprofits Doctor Franklin Perkins School and RFK Children’s Action Corps finalized their agreement and will move forward under a new name, according to a Thursday press release.

Image | Courtesy of RFK Community Alliance
The new logo for the merged RFK Community Alliance nonprofit, which seeks to be a modern take on the former Perkins logo

The new name will be RFK Community Alliance.
The merger was finalized during the annual meeting Wednesday and a new name was selected honoring Robert F. Kennedy’s legacy of serving vulnerable populations, per the announcement.
RFK Community Alliance serves about 2,000 community members by providing adoptions, adult services, behavioral health resources, community services, early education and care, education, youth justice transformation, and youth residential care.

“The merger makes us both stronger. With more reach and resources now available, we have the opportunity to better serve the people in our care and the staff we employ,” said Michael Ames, president and CEO of RFK Community Alliance, in a press release.

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