WE HAVE A NEW ADDRESS in the SACRAMENTO PROMISE ZONE!
In September 2015, we joined Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative Center at 4625 44th Street, Sacramento, CA 95820 which is located in an area of South Sacramento designated by the Obama Administration as a "Promise Zone". This new community center is offering many new activities and learning opportunities to the neighborhood! We now have a central address, storage space, more technological opportunities, and many other advantages.
SACRAMENTO'S PROMISE ZONE Announced in Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address, the Promise Zone Initiative is part of the former President’s plan to create a better bargain for the middle-class by partnering with local communities and businesses to create jobs, increase economic security, expand educational opportunities, increase access to quality, affordable housing and improve public safety.
Promise Zones are high poverty communities where the federal government partners with local leaders to increase economic activity, improve educational opportunities, leverage private investment, reduce violent crime, enhance public health and address other priorities identified by the community. Through the Promise Zone designation, these communities will work directly with federal, state and local agencies to give local leaders proven tools to improve the quality of life in some of the country’s most vulnerable areas.
The Promise Zone designation partners the Federal government with local leaders who are addressing multiple community revitalization challenges in a collaborative way and have demonstrated a commitment to results. Promise Zone Designees will receive:
An opportunity to engage five AmeriCorps VISTA members in the Promise Zone's work
A federal liaison assigned to help designees navigate federal programs
Preferences for certain competitive federal grant programs and technical assistance from participating federal agencies
Promise Zone tax incentives, if enacted by Congress
Altogether, this package of assistance will help local leaders accelerate efforts to revitalize their communities. The Promise Zone designation will be for a term of 10 years and may be extended as necessary to capture the full term of availability of the Promise Zones tax incentives, pending the enactment of tax incentives by Congress. During this term, the specific benefits made available to Promise Zones will vary from year to year, and sometimes more often than annually, due to changes in the agency policies and changes in appropriations and authorizations for relevant programs.