November, 2014

They Are All Our Children 

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Merced On The Move: Partnering for Prosperity

The Institute for Local Government and the City of Merced would is hosting a networking and discovery workshop aimed at supporting the economic and environmental goals of Merced and its community. For more information click below. 

Register to join this free breakfast event. For additional information, please contact Karalee Browne at (916)658-8274.

Calendar of Events Calendar
Friday, November 7th
UC Merced Carnaval de Salud 
University of California Merced
5200 N. Lake Rd. Merced, CA 
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 8th
Merced Multicultural Arts Center
645 W Main. St. Merced, CA
Doors open at 6:30pm 
Friday, November 14th
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 8th
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday, November 17th
Sound Life Church 
928 W. Main Street Merced, CA 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday, November 17th
Merced Youth City Council Meeting 
Merced Civic Center
678 W. 18th Street Merced, CA 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 20th
Hub Committee Meeting 
Beachwood Franklin
Franklin Elementary School 2736 Franklin Rd. Merced, CA
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, November 21st

United Way Merced County
658. W Main Street, Merced 
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BHC Community Circle -Harvest Fest 

(October 21st)
Last month, BHC held their 4th quarterly BHC Community Circle in the Beachwood Franklin area. With the "Harvest Fest" theme, over 100 families, residents, and children came out to support the positive work happening within the community. #1Merced. 

Building Healthy Communities Merced
658 West Main Street Merced, California 95340

Meet BHC Merced's Fall Community GranteesGrantees

BHC is proud to introduce our new BHC Community Grantees for Fall 2014. Congratulations! For more information about their amazing programs and events click below.

Upcoming Community Forum DavidBacon
David Bacon: They Are All Our Children | Todos Son Nuestros Ninos

Award-winning photojournalist and author - David Bacon, will join a free community forum to discuss the current child migrant crisis. Bacon has long examined migration as a byproduct of economic globalization.  He argues that understanding the roots of the child migrant crisis requires greater action to protect the youth's wellbeing in their homelands as well as seeing them as human beings here.  

 Join us on Monday, November 17th at Sound Life Church (928 W. Main Street). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Light food and refreshments will be provided as well as translational services. 
Youth Hangout - Let Our Voices Be HeardYouthHangout
(October 30th) 
In response to  Merced Youth Council's needs to fill 3 spots on their committee, The BHC Neighborhood Action Team hosted a youth hangout last Thursday to help with recruitment and assistance in the Youth Council application process. Over fifteen young people came out seeking information about the youth council and how they can apply. Many had questions about the application's lengthy requirements, which stirred a lot of confusion and concerns of their qualifications. 

"I want to make a difference in my community and I think being part of the youth council is the start but I can't even get pass the application," one youth member said. 
(Photo by We'Ced Media, Alyssa Castro)

Regardless, the youth hangout served its purpose. It shined a light of encouragement to at least tryout. It gave young people hope that their voices can be heard regardless of what the city deems to be youth council worthy. As a community it is our duty to create opportunities for all young people. Merced is on the right track with the youth council. Let's keep that momentum and #InvestInOurYouth.
We'Ced Media: Youth Highlight
Prop 47: Central Valley Youth Weigh In On Incarceration - When is it Appropriate?

(By We'Ced Youth Media & The kNOw Youth Media photo: Hannes A Schwetz)


We'Ced Youth Media and The kNOw Youth Media asked teenagers in Merced and in Fresno, Calfornia: When is incarceration a just punishment? And how should society deal with non-violent offenses and petty crimes?..


Grant Opportunity: San Joaquin Valley Health Fund

"The Center for Health Program Management will award San Joaquin Valley Health Fund grants up to $20,000 to networks and organizations located and working in the eight counties of Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tulare."

Building Healthy Communities Merced is a proud partner of United Way of Merced County.