It's #GivingTuesday and we're showcasing some of those organizations that make Sacramento a better place to live, work and play. Below, check out our Glory Glory Sacramento community partners as well as other Sacramento charities that you can help out today (and everyday) by making a donation, or in some cases donating your time!
Street Soccer USA works to combat homelessness and build life-changing community based sports programs for the least served communities in Sacramento through the beautiful game. Through the Sacramento Lady Salamanders women’s chapter, Street Soccer USA has held hundreds of street soccer practices in the Sacramento area, aiming to make a positive impact on the community of at-risk women and their children.
The Capital Dance Project aims to spread the reach of the arts by providing affordable dance workshops for underserved communities. The project works not only to make the performing arts a more widespread through all communities but also helps keep dancers employed during their offseason.
Food Literacy Center works to teach underserved elementary children cooking and nutrition to improve our health, community and environment through classes featuring a “Produce of the Day” for students. Students taste and learn how to prepare a new fruit or vegetable during each of these classes, allowing them to explore different foods than what they may normally eat.
Center for Land-Based Learning aims to inspire and motivate younger generations to learn about the commonalities between agriculture, nature and society and encourages them to become leaders in their communities to promote a healthy lifestyle. The program uses hands-on education programs that connect participants to agriculture and natural resource conservation.
La Familia Counseling Center provides counseling, outreach and support services to at-risk youth and families in Sacramento County. The center runs a wide range of programs, from behavioral and physical health services for children and their families, to employment services and adult education open to all members of the community.
The Powerhouse Science Center serves as a science education resource for the region’s schools, allowing students and families to have a scientific learning experience that is hands-on. The center was established in 1951 with a mission to be the epicenter for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education and exploration in the Sacramento region.
Runnin’ For Rhett’s Youth Fitness Program is one program within the Foundation that is dedicated to teaching underserved families about the importance of physical activity and nutrition with the Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo counties. The program provides students with five weeks of training where they meet twice a week with coaches to learn about proper nutrition as well as running and stretching techniques.
916 Ink promotes literacy through creative writing workshops for under-served youth ages 4-18. The workshops feature fun, age-specific writing techniques and drills that encourage participants to express themselves creatively through writing.
College Track is a college completion program that works to empower students from underserved communities, on both an academic level and a personal level. The Sacramento chapter opened its doors in 2014, and is currently serving almost 120 students, 88 percent of whom will be the first to pursue a four-year college education.
StudentReach provides services and programs with Life Coaching Services to Sacramento area students. The ALIVE Life Coaching program works with students who come from at-risk backgrounds, such as homelessness, academic failure, refugee status, foster care and other at-risk behaviors. The program provides students with leadership skills, job skills and college prep they will need to succeed through adulthood.
Waking the Village is a transitional living community that serves Sacramento’s parenting youth who are a battling hardships such as homelessness. Through the organization’s Tubman House program, Waking the Village offers 18 months of housing and support for young parents looking to get back on their feet and create stability for themselves and their children. Since its establishment in 2003, the program has served over 150 young families.
Founded in 1984 by the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the Conservation Corps provides at-risk young adults ages 18-25 an opportunity to succeed beyond their circumstances. The Conservation Corps provides a development program that integrates education, job skills training and work experience on conservation projects and service opportunities that are mutually beneficial to the Corps members and the region as a whole.
Yolo Farm to Fork’s mission is to provide edible school gardens as well as garden-centered and farm-based education to students. The nonprofit brings locally grown farm-fresh food to school meals and educates students on reducing waste through recycling and composting. The program provides resources for kids to improve their nutrition habits, fight obesity, and integrate garden learning with classroom instruction while keeping edible school gardens.
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