Compassionate Capital Region is an advocate and steward of the International Campaign for Compassionate Cities, a global campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of compassionate action in civic life. Our project's purpose is to assist our region's city and county governments in working with the communities they represent so they can address together root cause chronic problems and implement plans for strengthening neighborhoods.
Our project team of dedicated community development advocates will present this project and it's intended outcomes to each city council and county board of supervisors meeting within the six county area (Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, Sutter, Yuba, and El Dorado) as well as work with city and county leadership and staff on the process of officially proclaiming their city or community one of compassion. If you would like to learn more about being on this team, send us a message on our Contact page.
Any individual, group, or organization that recognizes the need for greater compassion in a community is encouraged to begin the process for creating a Compassionate Community. While the Charter does not prescribe any one path, it does recommend that the process be designed and carried out by a diverse and inclusive coalition of people so that all voices within the community are heard, and the significant issues are addressed.
The cities and communities that sign on to become Compassionate Cities and Communities have often begun their work by identifying the issues that are troubling the community and need to be addressed through compassionate action. For example, a community may discover a significant issue related to social justice-- for women, for immigrants, or for some other marginalized group. Other communities may want to address issues of drug use, gang violence, the lack of equitable healthcare, or the effects of environmental racism. Others may decide to work to provide empowerment to youth or to educate their communities about the need for compassion in addressing environmental issues.Read More
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