More than 13,000 vulnerable individuals in Sacramento have received food over the past five weeks, thanks to the Black Child Legacy Campaign’s COVID-19 response efforts. Community Incubator Lead organizations in the campaign’s seven neighborhoods of focus are serving families through drive-by food pick-ups and drop-and-go deliveries. Partners include 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. See a list of service locations.
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.
This Black Child Legacy Campaign publication includes services and service providers in Sacramento County for African American pregnant mothers. Access the services matrix.
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. Access the reports on the Impact page.
Multiple media organizations published this article, which includes information about the Black Child Legacy Campaign's successes. Read the article in the Ledger Dispatch.
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. Read the op-ed.
In this ABC10 news report, community partners credit the work of community groups and initiatives for this important achievement. See the ABC10 news clip.
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. Read The Sacramento Bee article.
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. Read the blog.