Kings and Queens Rise Co-Ed Youth Sports and Mentoring League launches fourth season

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This summer league formed in partnership with Sacramento Kings, Build.Black. Coalition and Black Child Legacy Campaign to connect communities and create positive sports experiences for youth. The five-week basketball season begins June 19, the season of golf begins June 21 and NBA 2K Games presented by Arden Fair begin July 26. Learn more on the Sacramento Kings web site.

Innovations for Children Award presentation to be held at Juneteenth Festival

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Sierra Health Foundation will present this year’s Innovations for Children Award to Dr. Natalie Woods Andrews, Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths Co-Chair and Executive Director of Early Learning at the Sacramento County Office of Education. The presentation will be held at the Juneteenth Festival on June 19 at 2:30 p.m. at William Land Park.

Trauma-Informed Wellness Program Celebrates Juneteenth with Week of Wellness

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Trauma-Informed Wellness Program community partners are celebrating Juneteenth with a Week of Wellness featuring in-person and virtual events from June 13 to 19. This event is brought to the community by the Trauma-Informed Wellness Program and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation. The program is funded by the Division of Behavioral Health Services through the voter-approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act.

Sacramento Juneteenth Festival is Saturday, June 19!

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The Black Child Legacy Campaign, Kings & Queens Rise and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation are proud to partner with the Sacramento Juneteenth Festival to spotlight health and wellness and address trauma and healing at this year’s festival. We will gather at William Land Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a Celebration of Freedom!

COVID-19 Vaccination Town Hall Series brings together Sacramento’s Black community, medical experts and community leaders

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The Black Child Legacy Campaign, Kaiser Permanente Sacramento and The Center at Sierra Health Foundation teamed up for the COVID-19 Vaccination Town Hall Series to provide Sacramento’s African American community with information to make informed decisions about vaccination and how to get vaccinated.

Access the recorded April 1 Town Hall webinar focused on Youth and Adults.

Access the recorded March 25 Town Hall webinar focused on Older Adults and Caretakers.

Build.Black. app launches in celebration of Black History Month

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The Build.Black. Coalition has launched an app to support and uplift Black businesses and entrepreneurs, while also supporting a justice and equity movement committed to building the social, economic and cultural vitality and influence of Black residents and communities — locally and nationally. With the Build.Black. app, consumers can easily find and support Black-owned businesses, artisans and entrepreneurs. App users also can post or find events, connect with groups to teach or learn about issues, post or search for jobs, and find resources on important topics such as health and training for entrepreneurs. Sacramento Black business owners are invited to register on the app, which is available at Google Play and the App Store. Check out the Build.Black. app video on Facebook and the redesigned Build.Black. web site!

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.