Vallejo organizations recognized for making Solano good for young people

Times-Herald staff report/
Posted:   12/06/2012 01:06:34 AM PST

FAIRFIELD -- A host of local organizations were honored Tuesday for helping Solano County be recognized by America's Promise for Youth as one of the "100 Best Communities for Young People" in the United States. 

More than 70 civic leaders and representatives from community groups were honored at the Solano County Administration Center, 675 Texas St. in Fairfield. 

"Thank you all for the work being done on behalf of kids in Solano County," said Supervisor Linda Seifert, the Board of Supervisors chairwoman. 

The celebration began with the Fairfield High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Color Guard. The program included certificate presentations to community organizations that contributed to the winning 2012 Solano 100 Best application. 

Vallejo City Unified School District, Benicia Unified School District, Vallejo's Fighting Back Partnership, Benicia Public Library, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Touro University, Kaiser Permanente, Solano Transportation Authority, Children's Network, Dixon Family Service, Solano County Health and Social Services, UC Cooperative Extension and city of Vacaville were among the honorees. 

Representatives of the Solano County Office Family Violence Prevention received a check for $2,000 from America's Promise Alliance, to fund scholarships for "Camp Hope," a summer camp for Solano children who are victims of domestic violence. 

The celebration was closed in honor of slain Vallejo Police Officer Jim Capoot, who died in the line of duty last year while chasing a burglary suspect in north Vallejo. 

The complete 2012 list of 100 Best Communities for Young People and their accomplishments can be found at www.americaspromise.org/100Best.