The Cities Combating Hunger Through After-School and Summer Meal
Programs (CHAMPs) initiative supports city-led efforts that
increase access to summer and after-school meal programs.
Culver City offers a model for successful community-schools
Obesity and related diseases threaten the health of cities’ most
vulnerable populations, particularly children and youth. In
response, California cities are participating in the Healthy
The resource center offers a spectrum of collaborative examples.
Multiple agencies and local organizations partnered to reduce
Fort Bragg is California’s first Bee City USA®.
The online registry provides an important public safety tool.
The City of Los Angeles launched a program in which parks are
kept open until 11:00 p.m., and volunteers and staff facilitate
safe, healthy activities.
Using programs ranging from truancy reduction to summer reading,
cities are taking unique and collaborative approaches to combat
summer learning loss and prepare students of all ages to return
Palmdale gives residents a way to help address critical
The committee advises the council and participates in local
Because a healthy democracy is built upon a foundation of engaged
citizens, inspiring young people to become involved is essential
to the future of strong cities.
A city biotech incubator, a talent attraction campaign and a
higher education initiative for workforce development help foster
The city is using a variety of initiatives to address its high
rate of childhood obesity.
Volunteers connect the community and enhance the quality of life
in cities throughout the Golden State.
The program offers an enjoyable way for children and adults to
learn organic gardening, be physically active, make smart food
choices and work together.
A web-based volunteer recruitment tool meets the needs of the
city’s residents and its community partners.
The city recruited seniors to supervise and support students as
they walk or bike to and from school.
New research on the early brain development of poor children may
be useful in helping us rethink our intervention approaches.
A crime-ridden trail spurred unhappy residents into action and
led to a collaborative effort involving a local nonprofit, the
city, school district and multiple agencies.