On June 2nd 2019 Miles Hall was shot and killed by the Walnut Creek Police. Since then, The Miles Hall Foundation was formed to support and protect families by educating communities about mental illness and protect those suffering with mental illness from excessive use of force by law enforcement. Their goal is to achieve equitable outcomes for Black, Indigenous and People of Color
The Oscar Grant Foundation (OGF) was established on August 13, 2010, as a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation. It was organized after the criminal trial and subsequent conviction of former B.A.R.T. Police Officer Johannes Mehserle for the January 1, 2009 unlawful killing of Oscar Julius Grant III. Oscar's mother, Rev. Wanda R. Johnson, now heads the Foundation, and its mission is to help bridge the gap of distrust between individuals in at-risk communities and law enforcement.
Project Optimism, Inc. is a (501c3) nonprofit organization that services both Sacramento County and Los Angeles County. The organization is designed to align the skills and expertise of community members, with the unique needs of the community. This is done through community self development programs, community service projects, & events to raise money for various causes.
The My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Sacramento Collaborative is committed to improving the educational, heath social and economic outcomes for local boys and men of color.
MBK Sacramento is bringing system leaders, advocates, community partners, youth-serving organizations and young people together to address heath, education, employment and justice system disparities for young men of color through policy advocacy, system change and support for effective programs. See our one sheet.
The National Black Marathoners’ Association (NBMA) is the country's oldest and largest, not-for-profit organization of Black American distance runners. It is open to everyone, regardless of your athletic ability or previous marathon experience. (Over 40% of our members have never completed a marathon and many are walkers.) Their objectives are to:
Encourage Black Americans and others to pursue a healthy life-style through long distance running and walking.
Serve as a vehicle for Black American distance runners across the nation to meet in mass at a single marathon.
Recognize the accomplishments of Black American distance runners.
Provide scholarships to deserving high school boy and girl distance runners. (We’ve awarded over $30,000 in scholarships.)