‘Summer Nights’ opens doors in Oak Park

Sara AboueljoudFrom school board to city council, Jay Schenirer has been a leader and elected official in Sacramento for 13 years. He approaches public service as a selfless act, and has helped improve the quality of life in the more than 20 communities he represents as the council member for District 5.

Schenirer is best known for his WayUp Sacramento and Food for Tots programs, but those trail-blazing initiatives aren’t his only accomplishments. Recently, his attempts to diminish violence and bring people together resulted in the “Summer Night Lights” program debut in Sacramento.

Summer Night Lights originated in Los Angeles in 2008 to promote neighborhood peace and end gang violence with public activities and family events. Since its arrival in Sacramento, 90 percent of surveyed Sacramento residents said they feel safer with Summer Night Lights underway. Concurrently, significant reductions in teen crime were noted.

Parents and family members are welcome to join the program and have fun alongside their children. Summer Night Lights provides fun for everyone – from learning to cook or just chilling out!

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