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.
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. Read the report. Listen to the report.
Through youth forums and mentoring sessions, Kings and Queens Rise is giving Sacramento youth a safe and caring place to grow. See the report.
Good Day Sacramento reported live at the Kings and Queens Rise Youth Basketball Tournament at the Simmons Community Center on July 20. See the news clip.
The Kings & Queens Rise, Build.Black. Coalition, the Sacramento Kings, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation and the Black Child Legacy Campaign presented Withrow with the On Whose Shoulders We Stand Award at a basketball game between Marina Vista High School and McClatchy High School. Read the article in The Sacramento Observer.
The Sacramento Kings posted a video highlighting the Kings and Queens Rise Youth Forum in June. See the video on the Sacramento Kings Twitter page.
FOX40 reported on the Black Child Legacy Campaign's peace and unity rally held on June 26 to raise awareness about gun violence prevention. See the story on FOX40.