Joining many other local organizations, the California Endowment supports the NNB project. In a letter from Mary Lou Fulton and Christine Tien, Program managers, they expressed the following assessment.

“Access Sacramento’s Neighborhood News Bureau concept is at the vanguard of a new wave of local journalism initiatives that involve collaboration among residents, community organizations, new media outlets and traditional media to envision, create and distribute content…. In addition to a range of community partners,  it is impressive that Access Sacramento counts The Sacramento Bee, KCRA, and among its partners. These partnerships are evidence of the reliability and credibility that Access Sacramento has established in its 25 years of community media work.”

We welcome this ringing endorsement in support of healthy living and lifestyles in our South Sacramento neighborhoods. Watch this column as these partnerships grow new projects. Want to know how you can help? Send your questions and suggestions to