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
The Kings and Queens Rise Co-Ed Youth Sports and Mentoring League provides an opportunity for young people to engage in intercommunity sports activities. The league provides youth with a sense of community and a fun, meaningful summer full of learning experiences and memories.
Registration is open for the 2023 Season, and each Community Incubator Lead is currently registering youth! Please see our Neighborhoods page to connect with your local Community Incubator Lead.
The application due date for appointment to Sacramento County’s Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths has been extended to Friday, June 2, 2023. Access the Steering Committee application (doc).
Black Child Legacy Campaign youth are invited to participate in the “High School Bioskills Workshop” hosted by Nth Dimensions. This event is sponsored by The Center at Sierra Health Foundation’s Black Child Legacy Campaign and My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento and will be held on Friday, March 31, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sacramento Youth Center. This event is designed to expose Black students to careers in the medical field through an evening of interactive workshops with Black doctors and other youth. This is a FREE event open to middle school and high school students. Refreshments will be served! Register with Nth Dimensions. Access the workshop flyer (.pdf).
Applications for appointment to Sacramento County’s Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths are due on April 17, 2023. Access the Steering Committee application (doc).
Mutual Assistance Network will host a Black History Month celebration on Feb. 24 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 3525 Norwood Ave. in Sacramento. The event will include performances, food and treats, and local artists and vendors. Call Mutual Assistance Network at (916) 927-7694 for registration details.
Join Liberty Towers and their team of Influential Listeners on March 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Student Voices. Together, they will hear more than 100 student voices on how teen trauma, substance abuse and safety can all lead to each other. Liberty Towers is at 5132 Elkhorn Blvd. in Sacramento. E-mail questions and get more information and register for the event (ImpactSac.org).
The Black Parallel School Board will host the Sacramento Unified School District Black Parent Involvement Day on Feb. 21. Parents will have an opportunity to meet teachers, observe classes, learn about what their scholars need to succeed and participate in Black History Month. Parent Involvement Training will be held virtually on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. Register on Zoom.
This virtual update on July 27 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. will focus on Medi-Cal reimbursement for doulas and will provide an opportunity for attendees to share what they believe will provide support and incentive for doula participation in Medi-Cal reimbursement. Register online. Access the event flyer.
Join the community at William Land Park for Sacramento’s 19th Annual Juneteenth Festival! The “Gospel Under the Stars” concert will be held on Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday’s events from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. include live entertainment, health and wellness tables, a talent show, food vendors, and an arts and education pavilion. The Juneteenth Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday. Visit SacramentoJuneteenthInc.org for more information.