Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices

Youth workgroup identifies community needs

South Sacramento was chosen as a site for the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) initiative because it was relatively lacking in certain areas of community health. One goal tagged by the foundation as … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

School district proposal puts money in the wrong places, advocates say

Local groups want the superintendent to reject the Kern High School District’s budget proposal, which they say does not follow the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) regulations. The budget submitted by … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Residents mobilize to clean up streets

With crime rates down, Boyle Heights residents are focusing on how their neighborhood looks. Community members have taken up the task of rescuing neighborhood sidewalks from common blights like abandoned couches, mattresses and old televisions. Volunteers recently … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Doctors Medical Center can’t close

Doctors Medical Center is the only public hospital in West Contra Costa County, serving 40- 45 thousand people per year. The hospital has been standing on the brink of closure in recent … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Campaign begins in Coachella to step up Latino voters

Mi Familia Vota, a national nonprofit working to generate political involvement in Latino communities, is spreading a campaign in Coachella to prepare for the November elections. The organization focuses on youth, … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Take back the alleys

For four days volunteers including residents, business owners, and artists convened to transform city alleyways by painting murals, installing signage, marking pathways, installing lights, weeding and planting, and proposing other designs to be determined by the … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

School board discusses new funding process

At a June 5th meeting, board members from Sacramento’s school district explored the new funding law, and the possibility of transitioning to more constructive disciplinary actions like a Restorative Justice model. Attendees also praised the … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mixtec parents cook up community

A community cooking course in San Luis Obispo is doing more for parents than providing cooking and parenting classes; it’s also a place for indigenous people to learn Spanish. The cooking … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Residents testify for ‘One Healthy Fresno’

Fresno residents gathered at Roosevelt High School for an event to spur dialogue about a more just distribution of resources throughout the city. Experts shared research on parks, transportation, land use, and health care … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Program turns skateboarding’s stigma upside-down

At Skate 4185!, a community-based program in City Heights for youth, kids kids utilize their skateboarding prowess while participating in trash cleanups. The combination of engaging kids in their hobbies while serving the broader community helps keep safe, positive … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

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