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The Center brings people, ideas and infrastructure together to create positive change. Our collective impact model seeks to improve community health in California.

Every person in California should be able to live a healthy life. That’s the vision we stand by and the journey we are committed to. The Center works to promote health and racial equity in communities throughout California with local, state and national partners.

With strategy, creativity and ongoing collaboration, The Center strives to eradicate health inequities across the state, especially within the underserved San Joaquin Valley. Learn more.

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JuneTEENTH Festival kicks off Summer of Youth Safety & Opportunity

June 16, 2017

The Black Child Legacy Campaign hosted a youth spoken word competition at the Youth Safety & Opportunity Festival at Cesar Chavez Park on June 15. The celebration kicked off Sacramento’s 15th Annual Juneteenth Celebration, and included live entertainment, food trucks and art labs, including a graffiti wall, breakdancing and art demonstrations. Youth from throughout Sacramento had an opportunity to learn about health, education and employment opportunities in the community.

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Partnerships - May 2017

May 31, 2017

Read the May issue of Partnerships for news about the Leadership Development for Racial Equity program, employment opportunities and more.

A Juvenile Justice Funder Hits the Reset Button. What Happened?

May 1, 2017

Inside Philanthropy reports on the Positive Youth Justice Initiative and its $1.3 million investment in community-based organizations in 11 California counties to transform juvenile justice practice and policy. Read the article.