On Saturday April 11th the Ubuntu Green organization held a fundraiser at Revolution Wines to raise money for their upcoming projects.
Check them out at http://www.ubuntugreen.org/
On Saturday March 28th, State Senator Dr. Richard Pan threw a small party to thank his constitutes for their support.
Luther Burbank High School conducted it’s very own school garden clean up on Saturday March 21st, 2015. It began with collaborative efforts from staff, students, and community partners. The clean up involved students from the various clubs on campus. In addition, members from Americorps and students from Sacramento State University assisted with the clean up.
The clean up was very labor intense because the area had not been maintained for approximately 2 or more years due to lack of funding. Once the school had funding, one of Burbank’s finest and most dedicated teachers accepted the responsibility of working with the students to build a productive garden. Many of the students participating were seniors; therefore, working on the garden and leaving a mark at the school is important to them. The garden is a way to teach students about healthy living and gardening will teach students life skills.
After all the hard work, at the end of the day, the clean up was a success. The retired Agricultural building that had been used as a storage was transformed into an onsite garden center. The green house had been transformed into modern day operations with an aquaponic system.
Lastly, the items grown in the garden will be sold in the near future to members in the community.
The Colonial Heights Public Library hosted a pancake breakfast and plant swap on March 14th. It is one of many events that brings in money for the organization while entertaining the community. They will also play hostess on their website to the BIG Day of Giving on May 5th which raises money for other local non-profit organizations. Find out more about future activities at https://www.saclibrary.org/
The My Future Initiative Coalition, also known as “MyFI”, is a non profit organization that focuses on girls between the ages of 12 to 17. This collation of girls and adult allies collaborate to prevent alcohol and substance abuse among teenage girls. This collaborative effort involves partnerships with local organizations, education, advocacy, and promoting a positive environment.
MyFI Coalition was founded approximately 4 years ago as a project of the Center for Collaborative Planning. “I’ve been with MyFI for four years.” says Nayloni, a program participant. The coalition is funded by Sacramento County Department Alcohol and Drug services, Division of Behavioral Health and the Department of Health and Human Services.
The MyFI Coalition provides leadership opportunities for young girls which empowers them to become stronger individuals of the community in which they live. The coalition’s main focus is to ensure the youth are educated and knowledgeable about alcohol and substance abuse.
The coalition meets monthly throughout the year and incorporates learning goals for the youth. The coalition also has grant opportunities for other nonprofit organization which shares their same vision.
To receive a grant from the coalition the nonprofit organization must submit a written proposal. The proposal is reviewed by members of the coalition. After careful consideration the coalition then selects the best written proposal. Approval is based upon the intent and goals of the grantee.
On the evening of Saturday March 21st the Sacramento Food Festival occupied McClatchy Park. The event included local food, informational booths, live music, and films that explained a comprehensive analysis of the food system.
The sixth season of the Land Park Volunteer Corps began on Saturday March 7th. This is their kickoff park workday. You can join their organization by showing up to any of their future park workdays on the first Saturday of every month or checking out the volunteer page of the William Land Park website.
To see the Mack Road community in a nutshell, drive a couple minutes up the road to Sheldon Park, where the results progress and partnership come face-to-face with the consequences of a struggling economy.
The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation has partnered with the California Endowment in efforts to get clean drinking water into the public schools and communities. The press conference took place on the South steps at the California State Capitol January 7th.