Looking back and looking forward

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Scroll down to learn about some of our accomplishments in 2021 and what’s in store for 2022!
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photo collage of advocacy and education programs

Our 2021 accomplishments:

We successfully advocated for legislation that:

  • Ensures that every child in California receives two free meals a day from their school;
  • Created 120,000 new childcare slots and increased childcare subsidy payments; and
  • Provides health and safety protections for domestic workers, and more.
  • We held educational events on food insecurity, climate change, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and COVID-19.
Looking ahead to 2022, we’ll be:
  • Building relationships with state and local elected officials to make our voices heard;
  • Partnering with progressive advocacy groups to make progress on poverty, inequality, sexism, and racism;
  • Actively participating in National NCJW’s reproductive justice campaign, 73Forward;
  • Hosting candidate forums, and more.

photo collage of community projects

Our 2021 accomplishments:
  • We collected hundreds of supplies for survival and safety on our streets benefiting Women’s Empowerment (WE).
  • Our Bridge to Success (BTS) grants helped WE graduates overcome the obstacles that hinder their path to success. This year, NCJW Sacramento is pleased to have increased the BTS budget to $5000.
  • We sponsored Art with a Heart, a combined education and community service project with Freda Fund, a project of the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Sacramento, to support teens in foster care and to deliver art-filled birthday gifts to teens throughout our community.
  • We partnered with local business, Total Beauty Experience, for a Shopping Spree Mitzvah in a Minute (MIM) to provide graduation gifts to those who complete WE’s nine-week training program.
  • We provided activity materials and personal connections with seniors and other Meals on Wheels food recipients through our Focus on Minds and Mood drive, highlighting that we cannot live by bread alone.
Looking ahead to 2022, we’ll:
  • Support Leataata Floyd Elementary School, which serves the oldest and largest public housing community in Sacramento, with an average household income of $14,000/year.
  • Provide continued support for WE through leadership development training, financial contributions, and direct service.
  • Sponsor a MIM for teens in foster care.

photo gallery of members at gatherings

In 2021 we brought our members together through:
  • Our Neighborhood Connectors program connecting members across the region for community service and other activities.
  • In person events, including our Here Comes the Sun Summer Solstice gathering and Change is in the Air Opening Meeting
  • Virtual gatherings including our Passover Seder with a Feminist Twist and
  • Rosh Chodesh gatherings to celebrate the new moon in community.
In 2022 we look forward to a mix of in-person and virtual gatherings.