Reinvent South Stockton Coalition's Annual Report
collective impact working to empower residents to transform our community
SENIOR PROJECT COORDINATOR
SENIOR PROJECT COORDINATOR
HOUSING JUSTICE COORDINATOR
PROJECT COORDINATOR, HEALTH EQUITY
PROJECT COORDINATOR, CRADLE-TO-CAREER COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR
MCKENNA THOMPSON CHARLES UDEZE
SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR HOUSING JUSTICE COMMUNICATIONS INTERN
PHILLICITY URIARTE-JONES EMILY KEHL
RSSC COMMUNICATIONS INTERN
CIVICSPARK HOUSING POLICY FELLOW
S D N E I R F TO — OF This has been a rough year. We’ve endured a pandemic — which is still not over — that hit South Stockton harder than any other area in San Joaquin County. 2021 intensified disparities in health, education, employment, and housing that disproportionately affect our minority communities in Stockton. With that ever-widening gap of health and access to resources, we knew that only in unity could we be strong enough to make change. Our focus is to ensure that all residents of Stockton have access to high-performing schools, safe homes, quality healthcare, active parks, and good jobs. This will become our reality, because by working together we have been able to accomplish far more than we would ever be able to do alone. We invite you to join with RSSC in 2022 and move forward in unity toward a healthy and equitable South Stockton community.
-THE RSSC TEAM PAGE 2
HEALTHY LIVES Result Area Lead: St. Joseph's Medical Center San Joaquin County Public Health Services SJC Transforming Communities for Healing
We are working to improve the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of residents in South
Stockton by educating the community on trauma-
Result Area Lead: SJ Council of Governments
historical disinvestment, generational trauma, and
We are working to reduce rent burden,
informed care and activating parks. Led by data, we aim to promote the healing of our community from unfortunate impacts of COVID-19.
increase good-paying jobs, and improve quality of life. Our cross-sector workgroup aims to create a housing trust fund, attract community-led investment so we can expand local businesses, and beautify our parks.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & K-12 SUCCESS Result Area Lead: San Joaquin County Office of Education Stockton Service Corps
We support families by educating about child development and increasing access to high-quality preschool programs. We want to ensure that Stockton youth have access to programs, resources, and education spaces that allow them to develop socio-emotionally and succeed academically from birth until young adulthood. PAGE 3
In support of this, our core functions are as follows... SERVE AS THE BACKBONE FOR COLLECTIVE IMPACT IN SOUTH STOCKTON STEWARD A GROWING NETWORK OF PARTNERS PRACTICE SHARED ACCOUNTABILITY THROUGH SHARED DATA INCUBATE SPECIAL INITIATIVES TO FILL PROGRAMS
TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD Result Area Lead: Stockton Scholars
We are working to increase access to high quality employment in Stockton and create pipelines towards higher education to prepare local students to successfully transition from high school into college or career.
WORKFORCE ACCESS Result Area Lead: Edge Collaborative
We are working to create local, high-quality jobs and equitable access to economic opportunities with a specific focus on supporting young people with robust career pathways so that we can reverse “brain drain” in Stockton.
SHARED TRUST & SAFETY Result Area Lead: Stockton PD
We are working to build a safer South Stockton Promise Zone by connecting residents, community-based organizations, faith leaders, and public agencies. Our North Star is to decrease crime and improve access to services, while giving residents the tools to advocate for themselves.
ENHANCING OUR GREEN SPACES TO BE MORE CLEAN AND INVITING CAN HELP RESIDENTS BE MORE HEALTHY. WE HELPED BRING NEW AMENITIES TO WILLIAMS BROTHERHOOD PARK, SUCH AS PICNIC TABLES, UPGRADED BATHROOMS, AND A PLAYGROUND. WE ALSO HELD A PARK CLEAN-UP DAY WITH RESIDENTS.
1. THE 2020 WORKSHOP THAT LED TO THE INCEPTION OF THE TRAUMA INITIATIVE 2. BENCH RENEWAL IN THE WILLIAMS BROTHERHOOD PARK CLEAN UP
LOW-INCOME AND MINORITY RESIDENTS ARE MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER FROM ASTHMA AND DIABETES AND ARE MORE LIKELY TO CONTRACT COVID. TO COMBAT THIS, RSSC WORKED WITH PARTNERS AND RESIDENTS TO SHARE ACCURATE INFORMATION ABOUT COVID AND IMPROVE ACCESS TO VACCINES, AND HELPED PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES SECURE A GRANT TO HIRE 10 NEW COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS.
OUR HOUSING JUSTICE COALITION HELD OUR FIRST TOWN HALL EVENT TO PROMOTE OUR RESIDENTS’ TOP PRIORITIES: BUILD MORE HOUSING THROUGH A HOUSING TRUST FUND, PREVENT EVICTIONS THROUGH A RIGHT TO COUNSEL PROGRAM, AND IMPROVE SERVICE NAVIGATION FOR OUR UNHOUSED RESIDENTS.
ADVANCING HEALTH EQUITY
RSSC IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL, WHICH GIVES YOUNG COMMUNITY LEADERS A CHANCE TO SHAPE THE POLICIES THAT AFFECT THEM. OUR 13 YOUTH ADVISORS ARE EXPLORING STRATEGIES TO EXPAND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN LOCAL SCHOOLS, ADVOCATE FOR MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, AND END THE SCHOOL-TO-PRISON PIPELINE.
ELEVATING RESIDENT VOICES
3. KIMBERLY WARMSLEY CELEBRATING A SUCCESSFUL VACCINE EVENT (PHOTO CREDITS KEVIN SUNGA) 4. OUR WONDERFUL PARK BEAUTIFICATION VOLUNTEERS 5. HOUSING JUSTICE COALITION TOWN HALL PAGE 6
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STEERING COMMITTEE CAROL ORNALES - CHAIR CEO, VISIONARY HOME BUILDERS
LANGE LUNTAO - VICE CHAIR DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS, THE EDUCATION TRUST - WEST
BARBARA ALBERSON DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF POLICY & PROGRAMS, SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES
CHRISTINA BASTIDA-GONZALEZ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HEALTHFORCE PARTNERS
DILLON DELVO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LITTLE MANILA RISING
PATRICIA MILLER COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER, EDIBLE SCHOOLYARD
TAMMY SHAFF COMMUNITY HEALTH DIRECTOR, DIGNITY HEALTH / ST. JOSEPH’S MEDICAL CENTER
FRED SHEIL PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR, STAND AFFORDABLE HOUSING
JASMINE LEEK FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR, THIRD CITY COALITION
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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH CALIFORNIA ACCOUNTABLE COMMUNITIES FOR HEALTH INITIATIVE CHAN ZUCKERBERG INITIATIVE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SAN JOAQUIN COMMUNITY PARTNERS: CACHI DIGNITY HEALTH JPMORGAN CHASE KAISER PERMANENTE OAK VALLEY COMMUNITY BANK PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE SIERRA HEALTH FUND SOSOZEI FOUNDATION US BANK WELLS FARGO PAGE 8
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Advance Peace Adventist Health African American Chamber of Commerce Asian Pacific Self-Development & Residential Association Aspire Schools Build Healthy Places Network Building & Trades Council Business Council of San Joaquin County California Human Development California State University, Stanislaus California Rural Legal Assistance Catholic Charities Diocese of Stockton Changeist College Possible Community Medical Centers Creative Child Care, Inc Delta College Digital Nest Dignity Health Disability Rights Act CA Dome of Hope The Echo Chamber Edge Collaborative El Concilio Enterprise Community Partners Faith in the Valley Family Resource and Referral Center Fathers and Families of San Joaquin First 5 of San Joaquin First Presbyterian Church Friends Outside GRID Alternatives North Valley Hatch Workshop Head Start Health and Human Services HealthForce Partners San Joaquin
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of San Joaquin County Housing Authority of San Joaquin County Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Improve Your Tomorrow Little Manila Rising Mary Magdalene Community Services Maya Angelou Library NAACP NOPAL Nana Academy New Genesis Housing Development People’s Empowerment Center Raising Youth Resilience Reinvent Stockton Foundation Residents United Network Restore the Delta Rising Sun Center for Opportunity Salvation Army STAND SUSD Ethnic Studies Collaborative San Joaquin A+ San Joaquin Community Data Co-op San Joaquin Council of Governments San Joaquin County Office of Education San Joaquin County Public Health Services San Joaquin Pride Center Sow a Seed Stockton Parks and Recreation Center Stockton Police Department Table Community Foundation Teach for America The Gathering for Justice The San Joaquin Children’s Alliance Third City Coalition University of the Pacific Beyond Our Gates Victory in Praise Church Visionary Home Builders
6. CELINE LOPEZ AND KIMBERLY WARMSLEY PIONEER OUR WEVAX WORK
9. SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASKING MADE OUR 2021 HJC TOWN HALL POSSIBLE
8. ZONNIE THOMPSON, COMMUNITY ORGANIZER AT FAITH IN THE VALLEY, MODERATES THE TOWN HALL
7. BEAUTIFICATION AT THE WILLIAMS BROTHERHOOD PARK CLEANUP 10. ANTHONY ROBINSON, ECHO CHAMBER, SPEAKING TO HOUSING JUSTICE ADVOCATES
PHOTOS 8,9,10 BYHECTOR CAVARAL
RSSC'S 2021 STAFF LISA ENDO
EMILY KHEIL PAGE 10
U O Y K N N O T A TH UTH STOCK SO
RSSC has and will continue to grow, not in opposition to adversity, but as a result of it. It is within these trying moments that the Stockton community has shown resilience and solidarity. While we look forward to this new year we are thankful for the ability to reflect on what we’ve done. We could not have accomplished this without the support of our residents, partners, and funders. It is with the principles of collaboration, distributive leadership and accountability that we will continue to grow alongside and support our beloved community of Stockton. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
IN COMMUNITY, DARRYL RUTHERFORD