The Sacramento Bee profiled the Kings and Queens Rise Co-Ed Youth Sports and Mentoring League, a youth recreational basketball summer league supported in large part by the Sierra Health Foundation and the Black Child Legacy Campaign. 

The league was formed in response to the March 2018 killing of Stephon Clark, who tragically passed away after Sacramento Police Department officers mistook his cellphone for a gun. 

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State-Sponsored Stop the Hate Program Receives Renewed Attention Upon Release of Latest Report on Hate Crimes 

Despite a decrease in reported anti-Asian hate crimes over the past year, the fight against hate and violence remains critical. An article by the Sacramento Bee highlights insights from the recently released 2022 Hate Crimes Report and underscores the concerted efforts made to combat discrimination and violence, such as the Stop the Hate program. 

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation plays a pivotal role in this vital initiative, made possible by the state's Asian and Pacific Islander Equity Budget, which earmarked $166.5 million over three years to support agencies combating the surge of hate incidents during the COVID pandemic. Through strategic funding and partnerships, the community is coming together to build a healthier, safer region for everyone affected by hate. Read more about Stop the Hate on The Center’s website, or click the "Stop the Violence" photo to read the article.