Urban sociologist Jesus Hernandez discovered the root of Sacramento’s housing disparity: racial divide. Having spent most of his life studying and understanding social problems that affect neighborhoods and quality of life, Hernandez traced back the stark difference between neighborhoods to racial covenants. Based on Hernandez’s research, the neighborhoods that benefited from this segregation were not only wealthier but healthier. Data shows fewer cases of asthma and even COVID-19 compared to the neighborhoods to the north and south, which suffer from a higher unemployment rate. The report is supposed to help the city finalize their 2040 general plan, a guide for the future. - ABC 10
"SCUSD educators make an average salary of $83,404, according to data table. Healthcare and other benefits average more than $23,000 a year per teacher, according to SCUSD.
In the latest round of negotiations, the district offered 2% salary increases, sign on bonuses, and fully covered healthcare for staff and families." - ABC 10
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.
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.
Empowering grassroots efforts and building strategic partnerships that preserve, protect, and enhance California’s urban and community forests.
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.
The Sacramento Literacy Foundation’s Mission is to improve lives by collaborating with organizations in our community to advance literacy skills.
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 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’s mission is to promote safe and healthy relationships and support survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking.
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’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.
Celebrate Women’s History Month at the twentieth edition of this event. Hear from influential community leaders, as well as powerful stories from local foster youth.
Local Hero Spotlight
Members can nominate a local hero for recognition on their local LoveJustice.com city page!
Anyone and everyone can make an impact, and at LoveJustice we believe that they deserve to be recognized for their good, necessary work!