Civic Engagement

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Civic Engagement

Our Civic Engagement team empowers the community through numerous events during the year:

  • Hosting an annual Snowy Wonderland Health Resource Community event in December.
  • An Integrated Voter Engagement (IVE) campaign during the election season to make sure City Heights residents Get Out the Vote.
  • Supporting the LGBTQIA+ community through an annual Queer, Trans, and Intersex Pride Fair.
  • Launching a Medi-Cal campaign to make sure that community members renew their health benefits.
  • Organizing a vaccine tour during the pandemic to get residents vaccinated and offering COVID-19 resources. 

Learn more about Civic Engagement's work by clicking the images below.

Medi-Cal resources

News from our Civic Engagement team: Medi-Cal expands eligibility for adults! Beginning January 1, 2024, adults ages 26-49 will now be eligible for full-coverage Medi-Cal regardless of immigration status. This means over 700,000 new people will now be able to qualify for Medi-Cal! Need more information? Contact Civic Engagement team member Raphael Lagoc (He/They), [email protected] or (619) 272-7582 x129. Click here for Medi-Cal resources.

En español: ¿Le preocupa cómo Medi-Cal puede afectar una solicitud de inmigración?

Snowy Wonderland

3rd Annual Snowy Wonderland a success!

Thank you to everyone who attended our 3rd Annual Snowy Wonderland Family Event yesterday, we hope that you had a jolly good time! Check out CBS 8's fab feature about Snowy Wonderland by clicking here!

Big thank you to Sherman Heights Community Center, all of our community partners, Santa and the Elf, the wonderful food vendors, and to our incredible volunteers and staff for making the event a huge success! Click here to see photos, videos and more from our Annual Snowy Wonderland Health Resource Community Event!

Integrated Voter Engagement

Get Out the Vote 2024 Campaign

Thank you to our amazing Get Out the Vote Neighborhood Captains and Civic Engagement Team Leads for their tremendous effort to make sure that City Heights residents vote during the March Presidential Primary Election! The GOTV team knocked on 6,363 doors and surveyed 541 City Heights voters. 411 folks said they already voted or will vote while 418 City Heights voters said that they would support transit measures which would include funding for the Youth Opportunity Pass. The team also made 9,993 total phone calls and successfully reached 280 City Heights voters. Click here to learn more about Civic Engagement's Integrated Voter Engagement Campaign

Queer Trans Intersex Health Pride Fair

Supporting the LGBTQIA+ Community With Annual Pride Fair

Civic Engagement's 2nd Annual Queer, Trans, and Intersex Pride Fair was an amazing time with community members and organizations held on June 3rd! This year's theme is "Protect Queer Youth" and is a response to the hate and fear our community continues to experience. Click here to learn more about the team's Queer, Trans, and Intersex Pride Fair.