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  • Writer's pictureNoah Rosenberg

1300 Campaign Fall Summit Sparks Momentum for Change in Sacramento

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We are thrilled to share the highlights of the Sacramento 1300 Campaign Annual Summit held on October 24th, a remarkable gathering that marked our campaign's three-year anniversary. This event brought together dedicated individuals committed to advancing education and opportunities for young men of color in Sacramento County.

Dr. Bush, President of Cosumnes River College closed out the Summit with a powerful call to action stating, "It doesn't take a lot of lot of folks but it does take a committed group of individuals who are willing to do the hard work."

Inspiring Voices:

The summit featured distinguished speakers who have played pivotal roles in the campaign's journey. Ray Green, the Coordinator for My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Sacramento, shared insights into the campaign's inception and its impact on the local community. Dr. Bush, President of Cosumnes River College, discussed the collaborative efforts between educational institutions and the campaign and how educational institutions are responsible for doing more. Michael Lynch, Co-founder and CEO of Improve Your Tomorrow, brought a wealth of information highlighting the successes of the Campaign.

Reflecting on Success:

A significant portion of the event was dedicated to celebrating the successes of the Sacramento 1300 Campaign over the past year. Attendees were reminded of the campaign's achievements, including the strides made in sending 200/1300 additional young men of color to Sac State and UC Davis. Additionally, we shared how through our advocacy efforts, we were able to influence state legislation through the passage of SB 274, which puts a ban on willful defiance suspensions on all K-12 students. 

Progress Report and New Changes:

One significant announcement that generated enthusiasm was the introduction of new changes to the membership structure of the 1300 Campaign. These changes are designed to enhance collaboration, engagement, and overall effectiveness as we strive to make a lasting impact on the lives of young men of color in our community.

IYT U Member and UC Davis Student, Shahzad Atiqur spoke to attendees about the importance of equitable policies and space for youth voices in decision making.

Renewed Commitment:

As we left the event, the prevailing sentiment was one of renewed commitment and energy. Acknowledging the achievements of the past year fueled our determination to work even harder to meet our ambitious goals. The summit served as a reminder that our collective efforts are making a tangible difference in the lives of young men of color, and there is still much work to be done.

Looking Ahead:

With the success of the Annual Summit, we are invigorated for the year ahead. We extend our gratitude to all who have contributed to the Sacramento 1300 Campaign's success so far and invite everyone to join us in the continued journey to empower and uplift young men of color in our community.

To all those who came, thank you for your unwavering support, and here's to another year of making a positive impact together!


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