Keeping Our Promise: A Guide to Evaluation in Sacramento's Promise Zone

April 01, 2017

In April 2015, Sacramento received the federal Promise Zone designation awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which created a 10-year partnership between federal, state, and local agencies to address the needs of distressed communities. This places the City of Sacramento among 22 jurisdictions nationwide awarded the federal Promise Zone designation.

Sacramento Diasporas Project

January 01, 2011

In 2005, one-fifth of the U.S. foreign born population, or more than 7 million individuals, lived in sprawling metropolitan areas that can be described as America’s “twenty-first century gateways.” The increasing diversity of metropolitan regions raises a number of issues concerning (im)migration and the relations between different Diaspora communities when these groups have their own cultural traditions and beliefs.

Michael Rios, Project Director
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May 04, 2010

The Sacramento Coalition on Regional Equity Collaborative Assessment of Regional Development (SCORECARD) Baseline Regional Report provided an overview of levels and patterns of opportunity and disparity in the region. The study was conducted in 2010.