MLK Essay Contest Taking Entries Now

On January 31st of next year, the Martin Luther King Celebration Committee will host the annual MLK Celebration Dinner at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. This event will mark not only the celebration’s 17th anniversary but also the 50th anniversary of the Civil rights Act of 1964. Assisting in the tribute of Dr. King and the […]

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NNC Stories

Housing Help Not Hard To Find In Sacramento

Where does an individual within a low-income family search for affordable housing in the Greater Sacramento Region? The Sacramento Housing Alliance is dedicated to serving homeless and low-income families by helping them find decent, safe, and accessible housing within their ranges of income. As part of a member based organization, Sacramento Housing Alliance  is funded […]

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Ubuntu Green: How They Help

“We’d like to say if Ubuntu Green vanished tomorrow, we hope that the people we work with will have the skills to continue our work,” says Katie Valenzuela Garcia. Ubuntu Green is a community organization located in the city of Sacramento. This organization focuses on building a self sufficient neighborhood that can provide for itself. […]

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2Young2Vote adding voices to the conversation

2Young2Vote is an organization focused on getting more voters to the polls during elections. Of the past ten election cycles, voter turnout was expected to be at the lowest last Tuesday and this is what 2Young2Vote is focused on. They are focused on the young adults who recently turned 18 and teenagers who need their voices heard […]

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Voices From Our Streets

Coming This Fall: A Vision for Safer Streets

This fall, a local organization called WALKSacramento will take new steps toward safer communities. For the first time in Sacramento, a program called the Vision Zero Initiative will be implemented in order to approach pedestrian safety from a unique angle. Vision Zero, a program successfully implemented in New York City and San Fransisco, holds promise for the Sacramento […]

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Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoints Help to Ensure Safety of Local Residents

Every 48 minutes, someone in the United States dies in a car accident involving a driver who was under the influence of alcohol.  According to a recent press release by the Sacramento Police Department, driving under the influence led to more than 700 deaths in California.  However, local measures can and are being taken in Sacramento to help ensure […]

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Healthcare for Sacramento’s Immigrants Remains a Dream

It’s estimated that nearly 11.2 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States, meaning that some 11.2 million people do not have access to health care. According to Juan Hernandez, an Oak Park resident and immigrant from Sinaloa, these immigrants usually get sick but wait until the last minute to get help. “Sometimes we get […]

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