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 email@example.com 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.
Registration is available for the NBA 2K Co-Ed Summer League for students in 4th through 11th grades. See the NBA 2K flyer. New this year, students ages 11 through 17 can join the Co-Ed Summer of Golf with The First Tee. See the golf flyer. See the press release on NBA.com.
Join this conversation highlighting community-led violence interruption and equitable access to opportunities for positive health, social and economic outcomes. The Center at Sierra Health Foundation is hosting this webinar on Friday, July 17, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Register now!
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.
Join the Black Child Legacy Campaign and the Build.Black. Coalition for a Week of Action, including community conversations, marches, rallies, a webinar and more! See the flyer for scheduled activities. Contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. See the COVID-19 Response infographic. Watch the video!
Kindra Montgomery-Block, the Black Child Legacy Campaign lead and Associate Director for Community and Economic Development at Sierra Health Foundation and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, wrote this powerful essay for the Sacramento News & Review.
The Black Child Legacy Campaign and community partners submitted a letter to Mayor Darrell Steinberg and City Council members urging all city and county elected leaders to increase their investment in violence prevention by committing $2 million to expand effective gun violence prevention, intervention and interruption strategies with CARES Act funding. Read the letter.