ap_obama_mental_health_mi_130603_wblogThe Sacramento Community Re-Investment Coalition will be holding a daylong training and strategy session on Wednesday, September 14 at 9am to 4pm located at Fruit Ridge School 4625 44th Street. 

This effort is thanks to the ongoing support of President Obama who has aimed to advance a new approach of engagement with government and communities.  President Obama has abandoned an outdated, top-down approach to investing in communities in favor of a collaborative federal role that is driven by partnership with local officials, and reliance on data and evidence to guide what works. This promise will work directly in high-poverty communities where the federal government partners with local leaders to increase economic activity, improve educational opportunities, leverage private investment, reduce violent crime, enhance public health and address other priorities identified by the community.

“Nationwide there is a problem within communities and a need for change,” says Danielle Williams Coordinator for SCRC.” “If we create resources and investments in healthcare, mental health, schools, and preventative programs is what will keep people of our community safe and from going in and out of jail.”

This upcoming session wants to inform the community how our neighborhoods can be rebuilt if we come together to make the change. The Sacramento Community Re-Investment Coalition aims to help effect change on issues that affect the people of Sacramento directly. SCRC aims to get help from local government officials for funding schools and not prisons, increase access to health care, job development, and housing. The goal is for the community to come together to make sense of these issues in Sacramento to implement preventive initiatives that will create solutions.