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La Familia Counseling Center

This week as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month we want to give a giant shout out to La Familia Counseling Center for their tireless efforts to make sure that community members received the assistance needed to stay in their homes after the eviction moratorium for California renters ended on Sept. 30″. “Juana Peralta Gallegos is […]

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Youth Champions in Woodland

Recently we have been doing some awesome work with Woodland Joint Unified School district. Whether it’s working directly with their administration and staff to ensure that the Supports and Opportunities are present on their campuses, or leading listening circles to support a community youth master plan; WJUSD has shown us that they are incredibly dedicated […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month – Epoca Career Development Program

As we acknowledge Hispanic Heritage Month we are pleased to introduce the second cohort of 16 amazing Fellows that are engaged in the current program series (July 2021- February 2022).  We are also pleased to share a list of the program’s first cohort of 16 amazing Fellows – (February – July 2021) who have graduated and now serve on the […]

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Senior Fellow-Cohort I – Nueva Epoca Program

Our first cohort of 16 amazing Fellows –(February – July 2021) have graduated andnow serve on the noted nonprofit boards and government commissions. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sara Bernal – Center for Land-Based LearningWest Sacramento Housing Development Corp. Gerardo Cabral – California State University, SacramentoVerge Center for the Arts Katharine Campos – Yolo County Assessor/ClerkRecorder/ElectionsYolo CASA Alma Caravarin […]

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Nueva Epoca Program – Cohort II

We are pleased to introduce the second cohort of 16 amazing Fellows that are engaged in the current program series (July 2021- February 2022).  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jessie Armenta – La Familia Counseling Center Mysti Champion-Freyenberger – Sacramento Municipal Utility District Tomas Evangelista Torres – Evangelista Community Relations Belen Flores – California Center for Civic Participation Damian A. Garcia […]

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Karen Schauer Retirement

From her first teaching job in 1980 as a kindergarten teacher to moving her way up to superintendent in 2007, Karen Schauer has done it all. In her 14 years as superintendent, she has advocated for greater focus on personalized learning for all students.  You can read the full article here.

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Celebrating Prince’s Legacy of Activism and Philanthropy

Excerpt: “Thanks to his incredibly successful career, Prince was able to support several causes that were very important to him, including clean energy and education. According to the late musician’s pal, Van Jones, Prince helped fund an organization Jones founded called Green for All. The charity aims to bring unions and environmentalists together to push […]

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Putting CA in Front with LGBTQ+ legislation

Keeping in theme with LGBTQ+ Politics I would be completely remiss if I didn’t draw attention to the work that young people are doing in Sacramento. Severiano “Seve” Christian has become of the most consequential but least known LGBTQ+ policy minds in the country at 25 years old. Just to mention part of Christian’s work, […]

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Sacramento Public Library Summer Fun

Summer Reading Challenge June 1 – August 15 — All reading is good reading. Dive into a good read and join us for our Summer Reading Challenge. Read anything you want and log your reading to earn a prize and complete activities to earn badges. Books, ebooks, graphic novels, audiobooks – whatever your pleasure if you […]

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California teen is marching 266 miles for climate justice

“The climate crisis isn’t a future threat. It’s as real and tangible as the ash drifting across the sky. I’m no longer comforted by the thought that adults will clean up their mess. I feel outraged and hopeless. That’s why I’m marching 266 miles, from Paradise to San Francisco, with fellow youth activists from the […]

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Sacramento poet Alexandra Huynh named National Youth Poet Laureate

“Alexandra Huynh, 18, is a second-generation Vietnamese American from Sacramento who sees poetry both as a means to self-expression and social justice. Her appointment to a one-year term was announced Thursday during a virtual ceremony presented by the Kennedy Center and by the literary arts and development organization Urban Word, which established the national youth […]

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