Jam!boree Day Celebrates Thriving Families in NoCal Affordable Communities

WHO: Jamboree Housing Corporation, a leading nonprofit housing developer in CA, Housing with HEART, Jamboree’s Resident Services Group

WHAT: 4th  Annual Jam!boree Day
Interview and Photo Opportunities


  • Classes: Zumba, Tai Chi, hip hop
  • Featured Activities: Soccer, basketball, volleyball, kickball, croquet​ 


  • Community Residents: More than 300 residents from 11 affordable housing communities in Sacramento and Yolo counties. Plus, an additional 500 residents from four counties in 28 of Jamboree’s affordable housing communities will gather in Southern California.
  • Jamboree and Housing with HEART: Corporate Staff and Resident Service Coordinators
  • Cover the Kids
  • Health Education Council – Children's Power Play
  • La  Familia Counseling Center
  • UC Davis Nutrition Department
  • Women's Health Specialist
  • Sacramento Public Library

Sponsorships and/or Volunteers provided by:

  • Riverstone Residential
  • Capital Valley Investments
  • Sacramento  City College

WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 2011 11a to 3:30p

11a Opening Ceremonies/ Warm-Up
11:30a Classes – Adult Zumba, Tai Chi for seniors, hip hop for kids (ages 6 to 11)

Rotation I: 3-on-3 basketball tournament, bocce ball, croquet, volleyball, kickball, community  walk, soccer, health stations, dodge ball, bumper bellies, nutrition booth

12-2p Lunch, photo booth
1-2p Activities: Zumba, Tai Chi for seniors, hip hop for teens
Performances: Traditional Mexican Folklore and Brazilian Dance Group
2p Classes: Zumba, Tai Chi, hip hop for adults
Rotation II: basketball, bocce ball, croquet, volleyball, kickball, community walk, soccer, health stations, dodge ball, bumper bellies, nutrition booth
3p Closing Ceremonies
Throughout Crafts, community partner booths, giant slide, sport pentagon, obstacle course, tot lot

WHERE: Bohemian Park, 3131 Wright Street, Sacramento, CA 95821, corner of Yellowstone Lane and Wright Street, south of Auburn Way

WHY: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12.5 million children and youth ages 2 to 19 years are obese or overweight, increasing their risk for other health problems, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer. Since 1980, obesity in this same age group has tripled. In addition, the data also reveals significant racial and ethnic disparities, with Hispanic boys and non-Hispanic African-American girls significantly more likely to be obese than their youthful counterparts. In response to these alarming trends, Jam!boree Day provides a day of fun in the park that focuses on developing healthy habits and fitness as beneficial components in the lives of its Northern California residents.

Jamboree has been selected by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports as a Spotlight Award nominee. This award honors individuals, organizations and events that positively impact the physical activity and fitness levels of California’s children and youth. If selected as a 2011 winner, the 2012 Jam!boree Day will be underwritten by the Council.

HOW: Jamboree’s mission is to create opportunity for local residents with the homes it builds and the services it provides – exceptional resident services such as computer training and Internet access, health and fitness, and financial literacy. By developing environments that foster healthy living, academic achievement and build community, families have access to homes they can afford, with distinctive and essential services that are responsive and that strengthen the community as a whole.

About Jamboree: Founded in 1990, Irvine, CA-headquartered Jamboree Housing Corporation is an award-winning, broad-based nonprofit housing development company that develops, acquires, renovates and manages permanently affordable rental and ownership housing throughout California for working families, seniors and people with special needs. HOMES, Inc. and Housing with HEART are 501(c)(3) organizations and comprise Jamboree’s Resident Services Group. A leading nonprofit developer, Jamboree is committed to sustaining excellence with high quality affordable housing that is good for the environment, the  economy  and local communities. It currently has about $250 million in affordable housing projects in its development pipeline and a $1 billion asset portfolio that includes the development of and/or ownership interest in more than 6,700 homes in more than 66 California communities. Currently, Housing with HEART programs and services that foster learning, health and community building are offered at 38 Jamboree communities with designated staff at each location. For more information, go to www.jamboreehousing.com.

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