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CalPERS Sells Major, Long-Vacant Lot in Downtown Sacramento to Local Band of Miwok Tribe

BY ISHANI DESAI UPDATED APRIL 03, 2024 2:56 PM The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians reclaimed a piece of its lost history Tuesday by purchasing landmark property in downtown Sacramento’s…

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Sacramento is Now a Sanctuary City for Transgender People. What Does That Mean?

BY THERESA CLIFT UPDATED MARCH 27, 2024 11:55 AM The city of Sacramento will serve as a safe haven for transgender people fleeing from states banning gender-affirming care, the City Council…

Election Results: Cofer Holds Lead as McCarty Vaults to Second in Sacramento Mayor’s Race

BY ROSALIO AHUMADA AND ISHANI DESAI UPDATED MARCH 15, 2024 8:16 PM The statistical dead heat in Sacramento County’s most-watched race is quickly solidifying. While a November runoff is all but expected,…

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“Yo Soy Lodi” Mural in California’s Central Valley Celebrates Unseen Heroes

By Julissa Ortiz March 4, 2024 / 5:14 PM PST / CBS Sacramento LODI — There’s a colorful new display bringing a community together in San Joaquin County. It’s a new mural…

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Funding Shifts For Mental Health Spending

Deaths of Black Men Help Spur Change In Mental Health Focus By GENOA BARROW February 23, 2024 As the coronavirus ravaged the community in 2020, Black leaders began to speak of…

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Northern California Judge Accused of Antisemitism, Ethical Violations

February 16, 2024 / 8:48 PM PST / AP A Northern California judge is under investigation by a state agency for allegedly making antisemitic remarks when addressing a deputy public defender,…

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Elected Leaders Push To End Indentured Servitude In State’s Prisons

By ROBERT J. HANSEN February 22, 2024 Elected leaders, activists and experts gathered online Feb. 9 for a discussion on the movement to abolish indentured servitude from the California Constitution. The…

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Who’s running for Sacramento City Council in March 2024? Here are the candidates

By Kristin Lam On January 19, 2024 Four Sacramento City Council seats are up for election in the March 2024 primary.  Voters living in Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8…

Local Organizations

Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services

SFBFS is the largest nonprofit provider of basic human needs in Sacramento County. On top of a food bank, the organization provides services regarding clothing, technology, adult learning, parent education, immigration and refugees, and utilities assistance. Its resources include clothing for a newborn baby, advising a teenager on a job interview, Immigration Legal Services and English as a Second Language classes.

 

Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento

The Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento provides a spectrum of services for youth in crisis across the Sacramento region. Types of care offered includes an on-site preschool for the youngest survivors of family trauma, outpatient mental health care for children residing in the community dealing with anxiety and depression, and residential treatment for children who have suffered abuse, neglect or other trauma.

 

California Releaf

Empowering grassroots efforts and building strategic partnerships that preserve, protect, and enhance California’s urban and community forests.

 

Hands on Sacramento

The Regional Center for Volunteerism-HandsOn Sacramento (HOS) was created in 1998 as a program of Community Link in response to the community's need for a full‐service volunteer action center. Founding volunteers wanted to create social change through volunteerism and education, believing that each person's involvement will make a real difference in our community.

Sacramento Literacy Foundation

The Sacramento Literacy Foundation’s Mission is to improve lives by collaborating with organizations in our community to advance literacy skills.

 

Family Giving Tree

FGT is the largest holiday gift and backpack donation program in California. It runs both a holiday wish drive and a back to school drive for low income Northern California families. In 2021, FGT fulfilled over 51,000 holiday wishes and provided more than 25,000 supply-filled backpacks to children in need. FGT has served two million children and individuals throughout the greater Bay Area as it aims to inspire the values of kindness, philanthropy, and volunteerism in the community.

 

Wellspring Women’s Center

Wellspring Women’s Center serves approximately 200 Sacramento-based women and their children every weekday by providing healthy meals, case management, free counseling, art therapy, enrichment classes and workshops, and safety net services. Specific programs include a Children’s Corner Program with early learning opportunities and activities for children ages 3-8 and safety net services including bus passes, diapers, pads and tampons, hygiene kits, and more.

 

WEAVE

WEAVE’s mission is to promote safe and healthy relationships and support survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking.

 

Improve Your Tomorrow

We envision a Nation in which young men of color are overrepresented in higher education, underrepresented in the criminal justice system, and are leaders in their communities.

 

PRO Youth & Families

PRO’s direct service programs are offered in school and community-based settings. PRO creates safe spaces for youth to discover who they are, explore topics that impact their daily lives, cultivate skills, and develop into leaders and change-makers for their communities.

 

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