Though the River District – Railyards neighborhood is located just north of the affluent downtown of Sacramento, the community has faced years of isolation and disinvestment. River District – Railyards, including the Mirasol Village housing development, has faced high levels of exclusion for the past 70 years.
About the Neighborhood
Improving Health & Wellness
USI advocates for enhancements to local systems, like better access to transportation resources, while also working to expand the network of medical resources available to families. For example, in just two years we have helped increase the percentage of residents connected with appropriate care to manage a chronic health condition by 11%. This is critical to a community where 52% live with a chronic condition.
Accelerating Gainful Employment
Families in Mirasol Village are averaging $30,000 dollars per year. USI is partnering with local stakeholders to get residents employed by connecting them
to job training and workforce development programs, aligning efforts with the Transformative Climate Communities, the local Promise Zone workgroup, and maximizing employment retention.
Propelling Educational Success
USI work has produced gains in children 0-4 years of age are “Ready to Learn”, school-aged children/youth are proficient in Math, Reading and English Language Art; college and career readiness for high school students and improved on-time graduation; and connection to tutorial and after school/out of school program services to improve academic proficiency.
total household earned income
percent of residents connected to a primary care physician
individual scholars enrolled in early learning or after school enrichment programs
families actively participating in USI’s Family Support services
Understand how we’ve impacted the Mirasol Village neighborhood since we were first introduced by checking out our dashboard.
Read for the Record 2020
Local partner, Roberts Family Development Center (RFDC) worked with the USI Sacramento team to provide copies of Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away by Meg Medina, the featured 2020 Read for the Record book, to all 28 families who participated. To be more inclusive to all age groups of children within the participating families, RFDC also provided copies of other, age and culturally appropriate books to the older children as well.
Local resident leader and parent, Ms. McKnight, volunteered to read virtually to all the children who were participating. Her reading of the book was so charismatic and
engaging, gaining 100+ views on Facebook Live, that the recording of the reading became very popular throughout the community.
If you are a Mirasol Village neighbor, reach out to Domynique Herndon to participate in this year’s Read for the Record on October 28th.
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