BLACK CHILD LEGACY CAMPAIGN

Reducing the disproportionate number of African American child deaths in South Sacramento.

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Partner Agencies: Sacramento City Unified School District: Cesar Chavez Intermediate School, Edward Kemble Elementary School, John Bidwell Elementary School, John Sloat Elementary School, John Still K-8 School, Rosa Parks K-8 School, Susan B. Anthony Elementary School, Luther Burbank High School, John F. Kennedy High School, Success Academy; American Legion High School,  Capital City School; The Center at Sierra Health Foundation; City of Sacramento; Always Knocking Inc., Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum; Birth and Beyond; Visions 2000; Hooked on Fishing Not On Violence; Her Health First, Sacramento Self Help Housing; Traveler’s Aide; SETA; Sacramento County Department of Child, Family and Adult Services; Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance; Sacramento County Probation; Sacramento Police Department; Mack Road Partnership; Providence Place Apartments; Phoenix Park Apartments; Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services; Black Infant Health; United Way; County Supervisor Patrick Kennedy; City of Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg; City of Sacramento Councilmember Mai Vang; City of Sacramento Office of Violence Prevention; Advance Peace; Brother to Brother; HAWK Institute; Another Choice Another Chance; Affinity Community Counseling; One Swing Golf; First Tee; SAYS; Architects of Hope; SacYouthWorks; Next Steps Therapy; Francis House/Next Move; Moments of Blessings House of Prayer; WEAVE; just to name a few


Address*  7000 Franklin Blvd, Suite 1000, Sacramento, CA 95823
Phone*   916 376-7916

COMMUNITY INCUBATOR LEADS

Seven neighborhoods have the highest numbers of African American child deaths in the county. These neighborhoods are where we focus our work. A Community Incubator Lead organization in each of these neighborhoods has been charged with prevention and intervention efforts to reduce disproportionate African American child deaths in these four causes of death

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ACTIVELY ENGAGED COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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Rose Family Creative Empowerment Center (RFCE) serves as the Community Incubator Lead (CIL) for the Meadowview Black Child Legacy Campaign. In this capacity, RFCE serves as the hub and lead coordinator between a network of community-based resources that are working together to improve the outcomes for our African American families in Meadowview.

The Black Child Legacy Campaign is the community-driven movement established by the Steering Committee on Reduction of African American Child Deaths, which is working to reduce deaths of African American children in Sacramento County.

The Black Child Legacy Campaign brings together community members, city and county agencies, healthcare providers, community-based organizations and the faith community to address the causes and the disproportionate rate of African American children dying in the county.

In Sacramento County, African American children die at twice the rate of any other ethnicity. The top four causes of death are:

  • PERINATAL CONDITIONS RELATED INFANT DEATHS
  • NFANT SLEEP-RELATED DEATHS
  • CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT (CAN) HOMICIDES
  • CHILD & YOUTH HOMICIDES (THIRD-PARTY)

CULTURAL BROKER PROGRAM

RFCEC works with the Department of Child Family and Adult Services (DCFAS) to provide cultural broker services for African-American families involved with the CPS system in the North Highlands/Foothill Farms and Del Paso Heights/North Sacramento Communities.

Cultural brokers work to increase the quality of the relationship between DCFAS and the families it serves, so that better outcomes are achieved for the families. The cultural broker helps the agency work with the family and the family work with the agency.

Cultural brokers provide a variety of support services for families involved with the child welfare system, or at risk of becoming involved.