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Parents, Neighbors train to stop street violence

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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.

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Chet P. Hewitt Speaks on Insight About Reducing Violent Crimes

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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.

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Community members train to be crisis first responders

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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.

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Community Leadership Roundtable Members Receive Mini-Grants for Innovative Community Work

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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.

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Advance Peace Shares Strategies To Reduce Gun Violence

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DeVone Boggan, founder of Advance Peace, joined Sacramento Vice Mayor Rick Jennings, II and Pastor Les Simmons from the South Sacramento Christian Center, a Black Child Legacy Campaign Community Incubator Lead organization, on Capital Public Radio's Insight With Beth Ruyak today to talk about how the Advance Peace program works and why it has been effective.

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Community comes together to stop the violence

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After a weekend that saw multiple shootings in the 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. Co-led by Les Simmons, pastor of the South Sacramento Christian Center, and Jackie Rose, CEO of Focus on Family Foundation, community members held a news conference on Aug. 31 at Meadowview Park.

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Community invited to join peace walks

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South Sacramento Christian Center, Voice of the Youth and the Black Child Legacy Campaign invite the community to join a series of Peace Walks starting on September 1 at 7 p.m. at the corner of Meadowview and 24th streets. Peace Walks also will be held on September 8, 21 and 28, and October 13. Follow @SimmonsCommunityCenter on Facebook to find out about locations.

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