Congratulations to Derrell and Tina Roberts for being named The Observer's Persons of the Year! Their nonprofit organization, Roberts Family Development Center, is the Del Paso Heights/North Sacramento Community Incubator Lead organization for the Black Child Legacy Campaign.Read the article.
The Sacramento News & Review reported on the Black Child Legacy Campaign's 2016-17 Annual Report, which was presented to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 14. The article includes information about the significant drop in sleep-related fatalities.Read the article.
ABC10 reported on the Black Child Legacy Campaign's 2016-17 Annual Report, which was presented to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 14. The segment includes an interview with Jackie Rose, executive director of Focus on Family, Meadowview's Community Incubator Lead organization.View the segment.
Capital Public Radio reported on the Black Child Legacy Campaign's violence prevention training sessions. Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn says his goal is to create more spaces and events where neighborhood residents can get to know and trust officers. “We have to start integrating community into the police department and police department in the community," he said.Listen to the segment.
The Sacramento Bee reported on the Black Child Legacy Campaign's efforts to reduce African American child deaths in Sacramento County, the campaign's community partners and the work being done at area hospital systems to prevent infant sleep-related deaths.Read the article.
Capital Public Radio's Insight With Beth Ruyak program today featured Chet P. Hewitt, President and CEO of Sierra Health Foundation and The Center, who talked about working with trusted community partners, including the seven Community Incubator Lead organizations working to reduce African American child deaths in Sacramento County through an authentic connection to their communities.Listen to the segment.
ABC10 reported on the teen shootings in South Sacramento on Sept. 26. Cassandra Jennings, President and CEO of the Greater Sacramento Urban League, which serves as the Oak Park Community Incubator Lead, spoke on behalf of the Black Child Legacy Campaign. See the news report on ABC10.
This week more than 35 community members trained to become first responders when violence or other crisis occurs in a neighborhood to provide social, emotional, spiritual and other support services. Community first responders are trained, equipped and supported to serve in the seven Black Child Legacy Campaign neighborhoods. The training is conducted by the Urban Peace Institute and is supported by the City of Sacramento, The California Endowment and the Black Child Legacy Campaign. Listen to a NewsRadio KFBK recording.
Three Community Leadership Roundtable members, in partnership with their Community Incubator Lead organizations, have received mini-grants through the Black Child Legacy Campaign to increase community engagement in Sacramento County neighborhoods that are working to reduce African American child deaths. Community Leadership Roundtable members based in three organizations, Focus on Family Foundation, Mutual Assistance Network and Roberts Family Development Center, will lead innovative efforts in their neighborhoods, including a resource fair, a money management workshop and a partner convening for young people. This is a critical first step in the process of transforming community leadership efforts from individuals trying to make a difference into a strong movement for collective organizing and advocacy in Sacramento County.