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Our 2018 SVP Fast Pitch Semifinalists!

3Strands Global Foundation: 3Strands Global mobilizes communities to combat human trafficking through prevention education and reintegration initiatives

Alchemist CDC: Alchemist Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Sacramento area residents in their efforts to create vibrant, equitable, healthy and diverse communities.

CCHAT (Children’s Choice for Hearing and Talking) Center Sacramento: CCHAT’s mission is to teach children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and develop spoken language with the help of hearing aids and cochlear implants. The foundation of CCHAT’s program is removing language barriers so children with hearing loss have access to life’s choices without limitations.

CELI INC: Our mission is to increase achievement levels in low income, at-risk youth and adults by improving their economic status and encouraging contribution to the regional economy. We accomplish this by providing personal and career mentoring, GED preparation, and logistical supports that help launch individuals into a career and/or post-secondary education.

Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento: CRH is committed to positively impacting the lives of children, youth, and families affected by abuse, neglect, behavioral health issues and trauma.

City Year Sacramento: City Year Sacramento serves 7 schools and over 4,000 students with the mission to build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership, and social entrepreneurship. We fulfill our mission by focusing on education, helping students know they can fulfill their dreams, reach their potential, and graduate from high school ready for college or career.

Fairytale Town: Fairytale Town’s mission is to promote the imagination, creativity and education of children. Our vision: Inspiring, educating and strengthening communities through play.

GRID Alternatives North Valley: GRID Alternatives’ vision is a successful transition to clean, renewable energy that includes everyone. Our mission is to make renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities.

Headwaters Science Institute: Headwaters gives students the scientific background and skills to be informed, critically-thinking citizens. We revolutionize science education one student, teacher, and classroom at a time, giving students the freedom to conduct their own independent research and helping educators use our effective methods to implement their own curriculum.

Juma Ventures: Juma strives to break the cycle of poverty by paving the way to work, education, and financial capability for youth across America.

KidsFirst: Established in 1989 as a public, non-profit organization, KidsFirst’s mission is to end child abuse and neglect. Its vision is that all children live in a safe, healthy, and nurturing home. They are dedicated to helping families by providing them with the tools they need to cope with difficult life circumstances before they become overwhelming. With counseling and family resource centers in Auburn and Roseville, its programs target the most vulnerable children, families and neighborhoods. They strengthen families by educating, advocating and changing lives. Programs include wellness, information and referral, and education and outreach.

Lilliput Families: Lilliput exists to ensure every child has the opportunity to be part of a safe, nurturing, lifelong family.

PCA-Sacramento: Positive Coaching Alliance develops Better Athletes, Better People through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes.

Roseville Home Start, Inc.: Roseville Home Start successfully transitions homeless families into affordable and sustainable permanent housing and self- sufficiency, through a system of housing and support services that is comprehensive, flexible, accessible, and accountable.

Runnin’ for Rhett: Runnin’ for Rhett’s mission is to inspire people to Move into Life. We do this through our vision of nurturing healthy communities through fitness and nutrition.

Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS): Founded in 2009 at UC Davis by Dr. Vajra Watson, Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) strives to change the world through education and empowerment. Building on a foundation of critical literacy and spoken word performance poetry, SAYS breaks the chains of underachievement by elevating the voices of young people and creating spaces for students to become authors of their own lives and agents of change. SAYS services support the improvement of schools through teacher professional development, classroom instruction, and after-school programming. SAYS utilizes evidence-based pedagogies and an award-winning curriculum to prepare people to serve as cultural keepers, artistic dreamers, and scholar activists who work within and beyond the walls of schools to enact and embody a transformative educational praxis.

Sacramento LGBT Community Center: The Sacramento LGBT Community Center works to create a region where LGBTQ people thrive. We support the health and wellness of the most marginalized, advocate for equality and justice, and work to build a culturally rich LGBTQ community.

Sierra Nevada Journeys: Sierra Nevada Journeys’ mission is to deliver innovative outdoor, science-based education programs for youth to develop critical thinking skills and to inspire natural resource stewardship. We serve 30,000 students annually with high-impact outdoor STEM education, with over 60% from low income families.

Team Giving, Inc.: Our Mission is to inspire, guide and advocate for regional non-profit organizations by matching their needs with individuals, businesses, and service clubs to complete volunteer projects. Our approach to volunteerism provides financial and workforce savings for nonprofits, while inspiring relationships that promote advocacy and expand giving.

Yellow Circle Inc: To advance Information Technology education through high-quality, easy-to-use virtual computer lab for teachers and students, augmented with internship opportunities to provide students with work experience.