The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians is proud to support First 5 Amador’s new outdoor Children’s Learning Lab with a $10,000 donation.
The contribution will aid improvements that will enhance the center’s current outdoor playground by adding a concrete bike trail with traffic signs, new tables and benches, basketball hoop, playhouse, water table, mud kitchen, tricycles, helmets and much more.
“The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians is deeply invested in our local community,” said Crystal Jack, CEO of Jackson Rancheria. “The Tribe is delighted to have the ability to support First 5 Amador’s efforts to continue to provide exceptional services to the youth of Amador County and their families. We are proud of all that they have accomplished and will continue to accomplish as they nurture healthy children and strong families in our region.”
Once completed, First 5 Amador’s new outdoor Children’s Learning Lab will allow the organization to offer expanded services and dynamic learning experiences for children and their families.
“It has been an honor to work closely with the Tribe as we develop plans for our new and improved Children’s Learning Lab,” said Nina Machado, Executive Director of First 5 Amador. “With the help of Jackson Rancheria, we will be able to offer more interactive play opportunities for the children of our program. We are truly thankful for the Tribe’s continued generosity.”
The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians owns the Margaret Dalton Children’s Center building which houses First 5 Amador, the Amador Parents Cooperative Preschool and the Amador County Child Abuse Prevention Council.
The Margaret Dalton Children’s Center was established in 2012 to honor former Tribal Leader Margaret Dalton and her lifetime commitment to the youth of Amador County.
First 5 Amador funds programs and services that give parents and caregivers the tools necessary to ensure their children reach their greatest potential. For more information, please visit www.first5amador.com.
About the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians
The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians own and operate Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, which includes the Casino, Hotel, RV Park, General Store & Gas Station. Jackson Rancheria is one of the largest employers in Amador County. The Tribe is committed to supporting charitable programs, protecting the environment, and contributing to the county. The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians was first recognized by the Federal Government in 1898.
About First 5 Amador
First 5 Amador’s mission is to promote, support, and enhance the optimal development of Amador County’s children from zero to five years of age. First 5 Amador’s Commission believes that broad community involvement is critical to the success of this mission. With Proposition 10 funds, First 5 Amador supports projects that make sense locally based on identified needs and opportunities for children and families in Amador County.
In photo from left to right: Crystal Jack, CEO Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians; Tracy Carlton, Project Coordinator Child Abuse Prevention Council; Erika Simmons, Program Coordinator First Five Amador; Robert Dalton, Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians Tribal Vice Chairman.