Home Run Wins Strada Education Pathway’s Purpose Grant

On June 25 at its annual meeting in Miami Beach FL the United States Conference of Mayors awarded the City of West Sacramento a $25,000 grant through the Pathways with a Purpose national competition.

Left to right: Mayor Goodman of Las Vegas NV, Mayor Kautz of Burnsville MI, Mayor Benjamin of Columbia SC, Mayor Cabaldon, Stephanie Nellons-Paige Vice President of National Engagement for Strada Education Network, and Tom Cochran CEO and Executive Director of the United States Conference of Mayors

West Sacramento was one of three cities that received top honors for the West Sacramento Home Run initiative, which combines universal preschool, college savings accounts, paid internships for high school students, college and career pathways, digital badges for community service and achievements, free community college, and scholarships.

“Jaws dropped as mayors assembled from across America heard about small-but-mighty West Sacramento leading the nation with the most comprehensive, smartest initiative in the USA. We’re making West Sacramento the best place to raise a family, the best place to grow up, and the best place to find talented workers and entrepreneurs,” Mayor Christopher Cabaldon said.

The West Sacramento Home Run is designed to ensure that all of West Sacramento’s young people are prepared with the necessary tools they need to succeed in college, career and life.