Comstock’s spoke to Hirota about leading the organization, which has helped more than 30,000 women and children during its 35-year history.
Proponents say environmental justice efforts will only be successful if they are inclusive and equitable.
Comstock’s spoke with five people on the frontlines of making positive change in Sacramento.
A wide range of projects and initiatives on and off the Davis campus are set to be funded by the campaign, called Expect Greater: From UC Davis. For the World.
Headquartered in Sacramento, Golden Pacific Bank is unique as the region’s only community-owned bank that manages under $1 billion — a fact that CEO Virginia Varela takes great pride in. “We understand what it takes to support the needs of our small local businesses, because we too are a small local business,” she says. “Small businesses make up the backbone of our region, and we take our mission to support, foster and uplift this community with great pride and integrity.”
After the closing of smaller food distribution centers that couldn’t meet COVID-19 required regulations, a grassroots program formed to serve people in need.
On National Doughnut Day, the Sacramento doughnut shop Sweet Dozen ran a special to support the Black Youth Leadership Project.
Comstock’s spoke with Belen Flores about how her organization has adapted in recent months and why its mission remains important.
Yolo Delivers Hope, started in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by Woodland’s Dinner on Main organizers, contracts with Woodland restaurants to create meals for homebound seniors, low-income families and migrant farm workers.
Zayn Silmi is the founder of The People of Sacramento, which makes those hats emblazoned with “916” and hoodies proclaiming “Home is Sacramento.”