The wait is over!
Starting now, we are the same organization, people, and programs you have known – just with a different name and look.
Our new name carries forward the work and life of Robert F. Kennedy, a legacy defined by his commitment to serving people who are vulnerable. It also highlights that everything we do is in alliance with people and community. Our new logo modernizes Perkins’ blossom flower logo. Together, the new branding represents the rich histories of these two organizations, as well as an exciting future growing together. Learn more.
The late Senator Robert F. Kennedy left a legacy of social justice that focused on poor, disadvantaged children: caring for them, caring about them, believing in them, inspiring them.
Kennedy believed that society bears a responsibility to all of its members, and that lasting contributions to society are made by improving the lives of children and their families.
Since 1969, Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps has responded to the late Senator’s call to action by working to improve the lives of children and families through care, treatment, education and advocacy.
As an organization founded to carry forward the legacy of Robert F. Kennedy to achieve social justice, we condemn racism and oppression and embrace all social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Systemic racism — and the violence it perpetuates — is unacceptable. It cannot be ignored or sanctioned. Bobby Kennedy would not have remained silent and neither will we. Black Lives Matter. Read our Staff Statement on Racism.
Helping children and adolescents overcome circumstances and experiences that threaten to derail their futures has never been more important. While the work is sometimes hard and frustrating, it is also incredibly rewarding. Interested in learning more? To hear from some of our program alums, click here. For more information on current job openings, click here.