San Francisco, CA – RAMS, Inc. is proud to announce its selection as a 2022 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assembly member Philip Ting. RAMS is one of more than one hundred nonprofits that will be honored by their state senators and assembly members for their outstanding contributions to the communities they serve in Sacramento on June 8th, 2022.
RAMS is a non-profit mental health organization committed to advocating for and providing community-based, culturally competent, and consumer-guided services. Founded in San Francisco’s Richmond District in 1974, RAMS offers comprehensive services that aim to meet the behavioral health, social, vocational, and educational needs of the diverse communities of the San Francisco Bay Area, with expertise in serving Asian & Pacific Island Americans and Russian-speaking populations.
“This amazing honor reflects years of hard work, sacrifice and creativity by the RAMS team”, shared RAMS CEO Jayvon Muhammad, “RAMS looks forward to continuing to serve the community with the highest level of quality while responding and adapting to constant change.”
According to “Causes Count,” a 2019 report commissioned by CalNonprofits, the nonprofit sector is the 4th largest industry in the state, employing more than 1.2 million people. Each year, California nonprofits generate more than $273 billion in revenue and bring in $40 billion in revenue from outside of California. The unpaid labor contributed by volunteers at nonprofits is equivalent to 330,000 full-time jobs every year.
“Nonprofit organizations play such a critical role in our communities, and the last two years of the pandemic have only served to highlight that.” noted Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), which serves as a partner for this awards program. “California Nonprofit of the Year gives elected officials the opportunity to shine a light on the important work nonprofits are doing in their districts and for everyone to appreciate the collective impact of nonprofits in our communities.”
Additional CalNonprofits Background
California Nonprofits Day is now in its seventh year. Each year legislators from across California choose a Nonprofit of the Year in their district.
Honorees and legislators are invited by CalNonprofits, Chair of the Senate Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector Senator Monique Limón (Santa Barbara), and Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector Assemblymember Luz Rivas to a celebratory luncheon on California Nonprofits Day – Jun 8, 2022.
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