Assemblymember Jim Cooper Presents $750,000 Check to Sacramento for After-school Programs in South Sacramento

Monday, December 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – In a ceremony today, Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove), presented City of Sacramento officials with a $750,000 check that will help fund Sacramento’s Summer Night Lights Program, which provides greater opportunities and after-school programs for at-risk youth and underserved families in South Sacramento.  

“I am really proud of the investments the Legislature passed to support South Sacramento,” said Assemblymember Jim Cooper. “Funding for Sacramento’s Summer Night Lights Program is essential to keep our young ones healthy, active, and safe in one of Sacramento’s most underserved communities,” added Cooper.

“I want to thank Assemblymember Cooper for not only recognizing the needs of our young people in South Sacramento but providing the resources to address them to make a positive impact in their lives,” said Sacramento City Councilmember Larry Carr.

Sacramento’s Summer Night Lights operates every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night from June 9 – August 18 offering free food, activities, educational and resourceful workshops targeted at parents, young adults, and children. In addition, the program promotes law enforcement and community interactions to build a better understanding and relationship between the two.

By creating a safe environment, Summer Night Lights Program has fostered community growth and trust, resulting in a reduction in violence and increase in kids and families participating in the program.

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Assemblymember Cooper represents the Cities of Sacramento, Elk Grove, Galt, and Lodi.