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We are searching for our next Executive Director!

Since its founding in 2001, WALKSacramento has been a regionally recognized leader in advancing policies that drive health equity, supporting community priorities through meaningful engagement, and delivering programs that encourage active travel for health, economic development, and environmental benefits. The WALKSacramento Board of Directors is seeking a visionary, impact-focused, experienced nonprofit leader with a strong …

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WALKSacramento Receives a 2020 Local Vision Award from Sacramento Valley Section, APA California.

We are honored to be one of three recipients of the 2020 Local Vision Award in recognition of our Safe Routes to School Work. Each year, SVS presents the Local Vision Award to up to three organizations and/or individuals that have made outstanding contributions to creating better communities throughout the Sacramento Valley APA Section. The …

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Our Commitment to Confronting Racism in Policy, Systems, and Environmental Work

Our hearts mourn for the unjust murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Stephon Clark, and countless other Black Americans at the hands of police. This is a pattern that must end. At WALKSacramento, our mission is to improve quality of life and health equity through community-centered policy and systems change in land use, …

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Family Fun Ways to Stay Active While Practicing Safe Social Distancing.

As we enter a multi-week social distancing practice, we are excited to see so many families walking, biking, scooting, skateboarding as a way to stay active and stay connected. We have created a few resources and gathered a few more from partners around the web to keep those walks interesting and fun. Scavenger Hunts We …

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On COVID-19, Mental Health, and the Desire for Public Space

For all of its challenges and heartbreak, COVID-19 has given us a glimpse of what could be possible. Streets are empty of cars commuting to work, school, and errands. The air is cleaner than it’s been in decades due to dramatically reduced amounts of driving. More people are out walking now than ever before – to stretch their legs, enjoy …

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