The Black Child Legacy Campaign has made remarkable strides, reducing African American childhood deaths by 35% in #Sacramento since its inception in 2013. On July 31, Associate Director of Community Economic Development Shelley Dyer made an appearance on KCRA News to talk more about the campaign’s pursuit towards a long and healthy future for Sacramento families and children. Watch or read the full story at KCRA3
Seven new reports provide profiles of each BCLC neighborhood with a focus on family and community needs and Sacramento County support services to address the needs. The reports include sections on income and poverty, employment, housing, food security, and child welfare, as well as other topics.
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This op-ed by Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna looks at the success of the Black Child Legacy Campaign and includes a call to action to continue funding for the work.
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In this ABC10 news report, community partners credit the work of community groups and initiatives for this important achievement.
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Sacramento Bee report: In 2017, Sacramento’s teens were twice as likely to be killed by homicide than the general population, a Sacramento Bee analysis at the time found. By the end of 2019, not a single juvenile was the victim of murder within the city limits, according to new crime data from the Sacramento Police Department.
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In this Sacramento News & Review blog, Sheila Boxley, president and CEO of the Child Abuse Prevention Center, and Michelle Callejas, director of Sacramento County’s Child, Family and Adult Services Department, state that spending money up-front is better for families—and for taxpayers.
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A recent report by Southern California Public Radio highlighted work being done in Sacramento County through the Black Child Legacy Campaign as a model that Los Angeles County can learn from in its own efforts to reduce African American child deaths.
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Through youth forums and mentoring sessions, Kings and Queens Rise is giving Sacramento youth a safe and caring place to grow.
See the report on ABC10.
The Sacramento Bee reported on the data presented to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors that revealed generally positive early results in the campaign’s effort to reduce disparities in childhood deaths in the county by 2020. Read the article in
The Sacramento Bee.