Residents of South Sacramento take pride in being one of the most diverse cities in the state. A walk through South Sacramento reveals people of all races and ethnicities playing basketball and resting under beautiful trees.
Despite its many assets, families in South Sacramento are struggling to meet their basic needs, with more than one-third of the families living in poverty. Crime and unemployment rates are high, fueled by gang violence and a poor performing, under-resourced, school system. The South Sacramento area spans city limits and the unincorporated area of the county limiting residents’ political power, and making it easier for policymakers to overlook or even discount certain pockets of residents as their constituency.
Against this backdrop, Sacramento BHC—more widely known as Sac BHC—is building the power it needs to make lasting changes. From transforming the food environment to working across organizations and neighborhoods to build strong resident leadership, Sac BHC’s work is improving the lives of people across the Capital City.