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Funding Opportunity: Opioid Use Disorder Prevention and Education in Communities of Color

October 14, 2019

The Center has released a request for applications to fund Opioid Use Disorder Prevention and Education in Communities of Color through the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Access Points project. This funding opportunity aims to increase community understanding of substance use disorder (SUD), with a specific focus on opioid use disorder (OUD), and to create tangible links to MAT services and providers in communities throughout California.

Applications are due by October 31 at 1 p.m. PT.

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San Joaquin Valley Health Fund Census 2020 Outreach Funding Opportunity

October 4, 2019

The Center will award grants to support nonprofit organizations engaging in outreach activities that seek to increase census participation among hard-to-count populations in the nine counties of the San Joaquin Valley: Kern, Kings, Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Tulare. Planning, preparation and SJVHF-sponsored training activities will take place December 2019 – January 2020, and strategic outreach efforts will begin by January 2020.

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Youth and Community PopUps - October 4 and 5

October 2, 2019

The City of Sacramento has teamed up with The Center and 22 community organizations to provide youth, families and city residents with fun, safe and community-building popup activities across Sacramento every Friday and Saturday night through 2019. Activities range from roller skating and soccer to video game tournaments and dinner. Check out the flyer for this week's activities.

Partnerships - September 2019

September 26, 2019

Read the September issue of Partnerships to learn about the Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention Program, The Center’s Census 2020 work, new San Joaquin Valley Health Fund partners, Responsive Grants Program partner Save California Salmon and more!

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation to administer California Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention Program

September 25, 2019

This statewide program will provide $20 million in funding and technical assistance for organizations that are developing or increasing community substance use disorder prevention, outreach and education focused on youth.

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Youth and Community Popups - September 27 and 28

September 19, 2019

The City of Sacramento has teamed up with The Center and 22 community organizations to provide youth, families and city residents with fun, safe and community-building popup activities across Sacramento every Friday night through 2019. Activities range from roller skating and soccer to video game tournaments and dinner. Check out the flyer for this week's activities here.

MBK Sacramento Youth Fellowship application now available!

September 3, 2019

The MBK Sacramento Youth Fellowship is an opportunity for male youth of color, 16-20 years old, who reside or attend school within the City of Sacramento. Eligible applicants commit to completing the nine-month fellowship program with demonstrated interest and willingness to engage in advocacy on behalf of Sacramento young men of color.

Applications for the 2019-2020 MBK Sacramento Youth Fellowship are due on Friday, Sept. 13.

Learn more and apply!

Partnerships - August 2019

August 29, 2019

Read the August issue of Partnerships to learn about the Leadership Development for Racial Equity funding opportunity, a recent win for youth justice in Riverside County, the newest San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project report, Responsive Grants Program partner Bear Yuba Land Trust and more!

San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project publishes Census 2020: Counting the Hard to Count

August 28, 2019

The San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project released its fourth report, which looks at the likely level of Census 2020 participation by San Joaquin Valley residents, and identifies where local collaboration can complement and enhance Census Bureau operations to ensure a complete count of all residents. While the project’s first three reports focused on findings from Latino residents, this report integrates the survey results from 174 non-Latino residents who participated in the study. Access all reports on the San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project web page.

Leadership Development for Racial Equity funding available to support youth-focused policy and systems change

August 2, 2019

In partnership with The California Endowment and Sierra Health Foundation, The Center will award up to $100,000 to support advocacy-related capacity building and leadership development activities in Northern California and the San Joaquin Valley. Learn more.

Partnerships - July 2019

July 30, 2019

Read the July issue of Partnerships for information about upcoming second-round MAT Access Points Project funding, the Senate Select Committee on the Social Determinants of Children’s Well-being, the Black Child Legacy Campaign, staff updates and more.

Census 2020 will move forward with no citizenship question

July 2, 2019

For more than a year, we have been speaking with communities, partners and allies across the state about Census 2020. In no uncertain terms, they have shared their fears of participation in a census with a citizenship question, the inclusion of which was intended to terrorize, undercount, underrepresent and underfund Latinx and other immigrant communities and people of color.

We are thrilled with today’s announcement that the 2020 census will be printed without the citizenship question, because it will ensure all Californians feel safer as they participate in this important civic ritual of affirmation.

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