On July 20, 2004, leaders from the South Sacramento Muslim
community met with Sacramento County official Bobbe Dworkis, Project Lead
of the South Sacramento Community Initiative (SSCI), to identify issues
that are important to the community. The meeting was part of a process to
develop a community vision and strategic plan for South Sacramento.
The goal of the SSCI is to empower the South Sacramento community to
improve their quality of life. An important focus will be to identify
assets in the community and to engage residents in addressing issues that
impact their lives.
The meeting, facilitated by the Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV), addressed a wide range of issues,
including education, neighborhoods, safety, economic development and