Foothill Farms/North Highlands is one of seven primary neighborhoods in Sacramento County not only affected by a disproportionate amount of African American child deaths, but higher drop out rates, teen births, various types of abuse, and crime. The community has an above average amount of families living below federal poverty level, and in single parent homes. The community also experiences high numbers of youth who live with care givers other than their parents and oftentimes, grandparents are acting care givers. Impact Sac Collaborative partners consist of trained staff, youth and community advocates with a mission to ensure the physical, emotional, and educational health and wellness of all children, individuals, and families.
The seven communities where 86% of the preventable deaths of AA children occurred between 1989 and 2009 are:
- North Highlands/Foothill Farms (Read Neighborhood Profile)
- Arden Arcade
- Del Paso Heights/North Sacramento
- Oak Park
- Valley Hi
In a more recent study (2013-2014) it was revealed that the majority of preventable deaths of African American children still occur in these neighborhoods and that black children continue to die at an alarming rate of two -three times more than other races. The Impact Sac Collaborative is dedicated to improving the lives of people who live in Foothill Farms, North Highlands, and Sacramento County. By reaching the people group that is loosing their lives at a faster rate than anyone else, we will be able to lift the entire community.
In spite of the adversity the communities in North Highlands and Foothill Farms have experienced over the years. The people are resilient and passionate about seeing their neighborhoods restored and their people thriving. Impact Sac Collaborative exists to empower communities to prosper!