exciting new position with the city of sacramento – childcare development project manager

The Sacramento Women and Girls Advancement Coalition (SWAC) along with other childcare partners were instrumental in our advocacy to ensure this position and funding was included in the City’s budget as a key priority. We now need your help with outreach and recruitment to get a qualified and diverse applicant pool for this position. Please share this information far and wide via your communication networks. 

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The City of Sacramento is excited to *re-announce a new position within the Office of Innovation and Economic Development to help address one of the greatest needs facing working families today – accessible early learning and quality childcare. The Childcare Development Project Manager will articulate, implement, and lead the City’s comprehensive efforts to increase the supply of affordable quality child care and to build a well-trained and compensated childcare workforce.

Comprehensive early learning and quality childcare helps communities prosper because it promotes economic growth, racial and economic equity, and child wellbeing. Yet the need for accessible early learning and quality childcare exceeds the ability of any one institution to solve alone and the challenges are multilayered. The Childcare Development Project Manager will work with planners, developers, officials in government and education, business leaders, parents and community members to address the needs of modern working families particularly on activities and interventions related to removing workforce barriers and access to quality childcare.

The selected candidate will fill an integral role and join a dedicated team working to advance our vision and approach to citywide inclusive economic and community development.

The posting closes on 4/24/2021. Please do not wait to share this opportunity broadly!

*This position was highlighted as a position of priority for Council in the FY 20 Budget. The City was in the process of recruiting for the position when the pandemic hit and a hiring freeze was instituted.  While the momentary hiring freeze paused recruitment, the position and childcare availability remain a Council priority and an essential component to workforce development and economic recovery.

Apply to Boards and Commissions meeting

Have you ever wanted to be on a City of Sacramento Board or Commission? Now is a great time to apply. Many City Boards and Commission terms will end at the end of the year, so there will be a lot of vacancies soon.

The Sacramento Women and Girls Advancement Coalition is holding an application workshop in the next couple of weeks. Join us and we’ll get you started on your application, answer questions, and walk you through the process. It is an easy application and we’ll do it together.

Please join us to take your first step to becoming a Sacramento City Board or Commission member.

December 4, 2020 at 7 p.m.
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73237536060?pwd=a3A4RU1sS0Vld2hJZmhEY1lBNzZ0UT09 
Meeting ID: 732 3753 6060
Passcode: Commission

Please forward this invitation to anyone who you think would be a good commissioner. RSVP to mfidell@yahoo.com and a list of handy links will be forwarded to you.

thank you for attending our women power the vote! event

Our October 5th Women Power the Vote! event co-sponsored by SWAC & LWV had a great turnout with 60 participants. It was a highly successful, vibrant event with thoughtful questions and feedback. Please watch and share this 3-minute clip from our event. Additional resource: #NoWayMeasureA Website. We urge you to Vote NO on Measure A!

community action alert – august 3, 2020

SWAC continues to OPPOSE the Mayoral Accountability & Community Act of 2020 
The proposed charter change was heard before the City Council last week – community voices were in solidarity voicing strong opposition to the proposal. The measure is scheduled for a vote by the City Council on 8/4/20 – Item #1 on the agenda.

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ALL IN TO THE COUNCIL – VOICE YOUR STRONG OPPOSITION
Call (916) 808-7213 and Dial 1 to make a comment
Submit public comments electronically via eCommentCall or email your individual council member and voice your opposition – contact information for each member can be found on the City’s official website. 

View SWAC’s letters here: follow-up letteroriginal letter

City Council candidates’ forum

On January 8, 2020, SWAC held the City’s first ever Candidates’ Forum on women’s issues with Sacramento City Council Candidates.

Candidates running in Sacramento City Council Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8 discussed how they can lift up the lives of women and girls in the City of Sacramento, and answered questions from a packed room of over 115 attendees. The SWAC Candidates’ Forum was covered by local TV news stations including KCRA 3.   

Hot topics included pay equity, preventing sexual harassment, supply and affordability of childcare, representation of women on boards and commissions, and ensuring equal participation of girls and young women in city parks and recreation programs.

Event Flyer