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They are America's children

September 13, 2017

As a foundation committed to improving the well-being of our communities, we are disappointed by the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Community comes together to stop violence

August 30, 2017

After a weekend that saw multiple shootings in Sacramento’s Meadowview and Oak Park neighborhoods, community leaders are mobilizing residents, faith leaders and elected officials to join together with a shared commitment to stop the violence and end the needless loss of young lives. The community will hold a news conference on Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. at Meadowview Park, 7760 24th St. See the news release.

Socorro Santillan joins Sierra Health Foundation and The Center

August 29, 2017

We are pleased to welcome Socorro Santillan as the new Program Officer of the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, a program managed by The Center that is advancing programs and policy changes that promote health and racial equity. Learn more on the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund web page.

Sergio Cuellar joins Sierra Health Foundation and The Center

August 10, 2017

We are pleased to welcome Sergio Cuellar as the new Program Manager of the California Funders for Boys and Men of Color, a program managed by The Center that is working to align efforts, resources and influence to improve the lives of boys and men of color. Learn more on the California Funders for Boys and Men of Color web page.

California Funders for Boys and Men of Color co-sponsors My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Regional Summit

July 31, 2017

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance hosted a regional summit in Long Beach, convening 19 cities, counties and tribal nations that accepted President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge. The California Funders for Boys and Men of Color was a co-sponsor of the three-day event. Learn more on the MBK Alliance web site.

Black Child Legacy Campaign joins community members and leaders for Oak Park Peace Walk

July 1, 2017

The Black Child Legacy Campaign joined members of the Sacramento community, faith leaders, city councilmembers and Mayor Steinberg for the Oak Park Peace Walk on June 30. See news reports on KCRA3, ABC10 and FOX40.

Partnerships - June 2017

June 29, 2017

Read the June issue of Partnerships for news about recent awards and events, resources and more.

JuneTEENth Festival kicks off Summer of Youth Safety & Opportunity

June 16, 2017

The Black Child Legacy Campaign hosted a youth spoken word competition at the Youth Safety & Opportunity Festival at Cesar Chavez Park on June 15. The celebration kicked off Sacramento’s 15th Annual Juneteenth Celebration. Youth from throughout Sacramento had an opportunity to learn about health, education and employment opportunities in the community.

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Partnerships - May 2017

May 31, 2017

Read the May issue of Partnerships for news about the Leadership Development for Racial Equity program, employment opportunities and more.

A Juvenile Justice Funder Hits the Reset Button. What Happened?

May 1, 2017

Inside Philanthropy reports on the Positive Youth Justice Initiative and its $1.3 million investment in community-based organizations in 11 California counties to transform juvenile justice practice and policy. Read the article.

Partnerships - April 2017

April 28, 2017

Read the April issue of Partnerships for updates on funding and employment opportunities, and news from the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, the Black Child Legacy Campaign and the Positive Youth Justice Initiative.

More than 400 Community Members Gather for GLORY

April 20, 2017

Today the Black Child Legacy Campaign hosted the Gathering for GLORY: Giving Love to Our Rising Youth Conference at South Sacramento Christian Center to discuss and outline prevention and intervention steps that can be taken to reduce child deaths, with an emphasis on how the faith community can connect to this work.

Read the news release.

Read Facing the legacy: Sacramento sees huge community response to black infant mortality rates in the Sacramento News & Review.

 

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