We work collaboratively with clients to assess their needs and goals and develop a path to success. Services include:
Fund Development Strategies
Promise Zone Designation: Developed an award-winning application designating a part of the City of Sacramento as one of eight “Promise Zones” created by the Obama Administration. The designation helps streamline the process to bring federal dollars into our region when local public/private partnerships apply for federal funds.
Multi-Year Language Access Resources (MYLAR) Project: Produced grant application to expand services to Asian and Pacific Islander domestic violence survivors. The $300,000 grant was awarded by the Office of Violence Against Women, a division of the United States Department of Justice. This innovative project is comprised of a statewide partnership among several multi-disciplinary, culturally competent community experts to develop and implement trainings to providers of domestic violence services. Trainings will be focused on understanding cultural awareness and intersectionality among various marginalized communities and then developing a plan to adequately serve diverse communities.
We help our clients connect with diverse communities and partners to analyze and develop campaigns that will gain awareness and build influence. Services include:
Community Engagement Strategies
Cambodian Advocacy Collaborative Legislative Advocacy Training: Provided facilitation, developed training and coordinated legislative visits for the Cambodian Advocacy Collaborative for the first Cambodian American Advocacy Training in Sacramento. Participants gathered for a two-day training to learn about the legislative process in preparation for advocacy visits at the State Capitol to educate legislators on a bill to address mental health needs within refugee communities, specifically for Cambodian Americans.
Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Sacramento Project Management: Organized multiple health-related campaigns involving over 50 community partners and stakeholders in various activities including participating in strategy meetings, attending rallies, coordinating press conferences, drafting op-eds and providing testimonies at governmental hearings and meetings.
We re-imagine systems, small and large, to address root causes of social problems. Services include:
Legislative and Administrative Advocacy
#AllCACounts in Health & Higher Education: Created and led a diverse coalition to implement a campaign strategy to advance Assembly Bill 1726 through the California State Legislature. AB 1726 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown and requires the Department of Public Health to collect and report data on additional Asian American and Pacific Islander subgroups. Through additional efforts of the coalition, the California State University and University of California also agreed to report their disaggregated student data.
Healthy Partners Program: Organized the BHC Sacramento Health Access Action Team and won a campaign to allocate County funding to create a healthcare program for undocumented residents. The Healthy Partners Program was established through community advocacy led by the Health Access Action Team members utilizing resident engagement trainings, media strategies and cultivating relationships with decision-makers and other stakeholders.