Healthcare for the UndocumentedSacramento ACT is a key member of the coalition led by Building Healthy Communities that gains restoration of healthcare coverage from the County of Sacramento for 3000 undocumented residents.
Proposition 47 Implementation ACT leaders reached out to those who could benefit from changing their record, and explored what it means to reinvest in people and the community rather than to incarcerate.
Election Forums ACT leaders hold District Attorney Candidates Forum to discuss juvenile justice, sentencing reform and rehabilitation and reentry. ACT leaders hold County Supervisor Candidate Forum encouraging Sacramento County support for health care for undocumented immigrants.
Local Control Education Funding ACT helps organize an LCAP education forum with 100 community members and led the creation of SCUSD’s first LCAP evaluation forum which included Spanish speaking parents who will focus on the needs of English Language Learners. ACT leaders also supported the growth of Social Emotional Learning and Restorative Justice practices in the school district.
Proposition 47 and Civic Engagement Sacramento ACT leads a local grassroots voter engagement program focusing on exercising the voting power of new and infrequent voters to pass Proposition 47 which reclassified certain non-violent felonies as misdemeanors. Sacramento ACT gains commitment to vote from over 9,000 low propensity voters, 6,000 of these committed to vote Yes on Prop 47.
Workforce Development ACT leaders negotiate a community benefits agreement related to the new Golden 1 Sacramento Kings Arena. 70 priority apprentices will be hired from the 11 highest poverty zip codes in Sacramento, creating living wage jobs for the most marginalized. Additionally, the Kings adopted a “Ban the Box” policy for the entire arena.
Immigration Reform Over 1000 community members gather to support 11 pilgrims who march from Sacramento to Bakersfield in support of the 11 million aspiring Americans without legal papers.
State Legislation ACT works for the passage of state legislation allowing Drivers License to all people living in California, the passage of The Trust Act, a “Ban the Box” policy for all state employees, and the passage of Proposition 30 which creates additional funding for K-12 education.
Housing and Homeless Issues ACT advocates for an increase in Sacramento County’s housing trust fund fees assessed on new construction, and ACT has a seat at the stakeholders table examining revisions in City of Sacramento housing ordinances.
Ceasefire Expands ACT works to expand Ceasefire, gang violence reduction strategy, from South Sacramento to both the Oak Park and Del Paso Heights communities. ACT initiates night walks in each community along with call-ins to identify gang members from all three communities. All parties involved (the community, Police Department, Probation Department and others) acknowledge that we will not be able to arrest our way out of the problem.
Measure U Tax ACT plays a lead role in the successful passage of Measure U, putting into effect a 0.05 cent sales tax increase to fund essential services in the City of Sacramento.
Gang Violence Reduction ACT works on the Ceasefire strategy, engaging both the community and the perpetrators of violence. After 1 year there is a 75% reduction in homicides by the targeted gangs and 100% reduction in non-fatal injury shootings. Recidivism rates of participants in Ceasefire were 20% below the national average.
Parent Engagement ACT leaders at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church win the expansion of the Parent Teacher Home Visits in the San Juan Unified School District.
Mental Health Access ACT’s Hmong and Iu Mien leaders work with the California State Office of Problem Gambling to have written and audio translation of the Agency’s Problem Gambling Self-Help book, Hmong and Iu Mien translators on the statewide Problem and Pathological Gambling Treatment hotline, and translation of the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs’ website for problem gambling support.
Foster Care Youth ACT leaders work to support the successful passage of AB 12: The CA Fostering Connections to Success Act, which extends the age foster youth can receive supportive services from 18 to 21.
Neighborhood Safety ACT and Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Carmichael win over $1 million in funding from County grants to improve traffic safety near a dangerous intersection at the church.
Mentoring ACT wins the creation of a city policy, which gives an hour per week release time to city employees to serve as mentors to young people.
ACT partners with the Youth Development Network to create the Greater Sacramento Mentoring Coalition, which supports the development of quality mentoring programs.
Goethe Middle School Name Change ACT, in partnership with the Sacramento City Unified School Board and the County Board of Supervisors successfully remove the name of Charles Goethe (a recognized eugenicist) from a middle school. It is now the Rosa Parks Middle School.
Stand Together Campaign (Youth Violence) ACT launches the “Stand Together” campaign to target the growing problem of youth violence. ACT helps create safe, positive options for kids through expansion of school attendance centers and other programs
School Attendance Centers ACT works with SCUSD, the Sacramento Police Department and other community-based organizations to establish the first school attendance center at Luther Burbank High School. Subsequently, attendance centers expand to several other locations and multiple school districts.
Second School Bond ACT provides significant leadership in the successful passage of Measure I, resulting in an additional $195 million dollars in improvements to the district’s facilities.
ACT works to successfully defeat Measure T, which would have cut our City’s budget by nearly 20%.
Youth Fare Campaign Sacramento Youth Acting Together and Sacramento ACT win a hard fought battle with Regional Transit to dramatically lower daily and month student bus fare.
The ACT Home Visit Project becomes a separate non-profit organization jointly governed by Sacramento ACT, Sacramento City Unified School District and the Sacramento Teachers Association. The new organization is called the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project which is now a national organization working in 11 states.
Health Care Access ACT persuades the county to agree to increase local spending in their health care clinic system by $1.7 million, the first funding increase in 10 years.
ACT advocates for $2 million dollars from the national tobacco settlement to be earmarked by the County to fund low cost health insurance.
School Bond Measure ACT leads a successful grassroots campaign to pass a $195 million school bond (Measure E) that raises much needed money for repair and construction in SCUSD.
Home Visit Program ACT establishes the Sacramento ACT Parent Teacher Home Visit Project (PTHVP) which successfully brings thousands of teachers and parents together as partners and co-educators of children, thereby increasing the likelihood of academic success. The PTHVP becomes the model for a $15 million dollar statewide project, and now national project.
Education Reform ACT persuades public officials to invest $50 million dollars statewide in after school programs, establishing the Learn and Earn Project.
ACT works with the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) in setting academic goals and standards in our local public schools.
ACT asks SCUSD school board members to sign the “ACT Covenant for Kids”.
Neighborhood Accountability Boards ACT founds Neighborhood Accountability Boards in Sacramento to intervene with first time youth offenders and provide mentoring and corrective action. Over 2,000 youth offenders complete their contracts and over 85% of that group have no further contact with the juvenile justice system.
START ACT provides critical public support and volunteers for Sacramento START, the citywide network of homework centers that still serve thousands of Sacramento youth.
Abandoned Hospital ACT successfully advocates for the demolition of an abandoned hospital in North Sacramento that is a magnet for criminal activity and is located 1 block from an elementary school.
Drug Houses ACT closes 40 drug-dealing hot spots in South Sacramento that threaten the health and safety of area residents.
ACT is founded by 12 local pastors and hundreds of community members.