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.
Casey Family Programs published this report focused on How is the Black Child Legacy Campaign saving lives and advancing equity in Sacramento? Access the report on the Casey Family Programs web site.
Casey Family Programs published this strategy brief focused on What is the role of the child protection agency in the Black Child Legacy Campaign? Access the brief on the Casey Family Programs web site.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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 annual Black Child Legacy Campaign report updates the progress of the initiative county-wide with 2017 data. Access the report.
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.