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The Sacramento Bee: Sacramento County’s campaign to keep Black children alive worked. Here’s how

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Black Child Legacy Campaign partners shared program results with the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors earlier this month. The campaign’s mandate was to reduce preventable deaths of Black children under 18 by at least 10% by 2020. Five years later, the campaign has exceeded almost all expectations, leaders say. Access the article in The Sacramento Bee.

After Shootings, Sacramento Community Leaders Call For Investment In Youth

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In 2018 and 2019, we had ZERO youth killed by gun violence in the city of Sacramento, but then COVID-19 hit us with new trauma, isolation and uncertainty. Black Child Legacy Campaign’s Healing the Hood strategy brings together partners working across seven local neighborhoods to build opportunity and prevent and interrupt violence. E-mail for more information, resources and services. #HEALINGTHEHOOD #STOPTHEVIOLENCE Read After String Of Violent Shootings This Weekend, Sacramento Community Leaders Call For Investment In Youth on the Capital Public Radio web site.

Video: Black Child Legacy Campaign and Build.Black. Week of Action – June 15-20

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The Black Child Legacy Campaign and the Build.Black. Coalition joined community partners for a week of organized civic actions, culminating in neighborhood marches and a celebratory Juneteenth rally on June 19. Young people, advocates and community members joined to acknowledge the importance and history of Juneteenth and to call for reallocating police funding to invest in community. Watch a highlight video.

COVID-19 Response to Our Beloved Community – March 20 to June 2

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More than 29,000 vulnerable individuals in Sacramento received food between March 20 and June 2, thanks to the Black Child Legacy Campaign’s COVID-19 response efforts. Community Incubator Lead organizations in the campaign’s seven neighborhoods of focus served families through drive-by food pick-ups and drop-and-go deliveries. Partners included the Sacramento Food Bank, the City of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Sierra Health Foundation, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, Donate4Sacramento, the Board of State and Community Corrections, and Sacramento Kings player Harrison Barnes and his wife Brittany. Watch the video!

Black mothers and COVID-19

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Black Child Legacy Campaign partners joined Black birth advocates across the nation to commemorate the third annual Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17. As part of this important week, Kindra Montgomery-Block, Associate Director of Community and Economic Development for Sierra Health Foundation and The Center, wrote Black Mothers and Our COVID-19 Legacy for online publication Medium. In the article, she highlights four actions Black mothers can take to come out of the pandemic stronger.