A refreshed design that honors our organizational history, celebrates where we are today, and opens the door to greater level of service and commitment
As the Sheriff’s Community Impact Program (SCIP) approaches our tenth year as a non-profit organization, we felt it it was time to revisit our logo and give it a fresh new look. It was important to us that our refreshed logo remained connected to its founding roots, but also celebrated where we are today. SCIP’S evolution over the years along with a heightened sense of excitement for things to come are motivating factors as our team continues to pave the way towards our future as a youth-serving organization in Sacramento county.
The SCIP was founded during a time when the Sheriff’s Office was experiencing massive layoffs. Many community-oriented programs were subsequently eliminated. Introducing a positive program where kids could have a positive experience with cops was a prominent founding concept of the SCIP.
Our founding logo (2010-2012) had a lot going on! We wanted to illustrate community, kids, and cops. Our Gen2 logo (2013-2019) took on a more “official” look with the black & gold colors of the Sheriff’s Office, and the Sacramento County ribbon.
SCIP is so much more than keeping kids busy
The SCIP believes in keeping our most vulnerable youth
connected to their schools and community. While our programs are aimed at
mitigating drug abuse, gang involvement, etc., the SCIP believes in teaching,
role modeling, and empowering. Our youth learn valuable life-long lessons as
they develop pro-social behaviors.
The SCIP strives to facilitate a collaborative environment where the concept of ‘wrap-around services’ can be interwoven with unique recreational, educational, athletic programming. Working in partnership with social workers, counselors, teachers, probation officers, community-based organizations, etc., is a fundamental belief that further scaffolds our mission – it’s one reason we are a part of the Youth & Family Collective.
If our youth can stay connected with their community – and
conversely, if the community can stay connected with their youth – then we are
an essential step closer to creating a healthier and safer community where our
youth have a much greater opportunity at becoming productive citizens, leaders,
and champions of change.
History, Diversity, Direction, Change, One, Future
Suffice it to say, the SCIP has evolved since our very first
meeting in 2009. Today, the SCIP continues to produce unique youth programs
that supports our societal-minded mission – to foster productive citizens.
We are very excited to introduce our latest – refreshed – version of our logo. As Sean LaTour, Program Manager for Project Lifelong stated,
“The new SCIP Logo demonstrates the progression of our programs through the years. Our programs have grown to connect with many diverse communities.”
Honoring the History: The SCIP was founded by Michael Saigeon, who for almost 15-years before retiring in December of 2017, was a deputy sheriff with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office. Early on, it was important for Michael to find other like-minded law enforcement personnel who had a passion for working with youth. The Sheriff’s Office, under Sheriff Scott R Jones, was very progressive in finding ways to positively reach out to the community. In 2012, Michael, and the SCIP, became a part of the newly formed Youth Services Unit as a non-profit affiliate. During this time, SCIP’S identity was closely tied to the Sheriff’s Office. Today, the star in the logo honors the SCIP’S history.
Diversity: The colors of the logo bring with it connotative meanings for many people. For us, it acknowledges and celebrates the diversity of those we serve, but it also recognizes all the different communities we serve. Sacramento is simply an amazing place. We wanted our logo to represent this.
Direction & Change: Each of those colors feature a triangle, and each of those triangles represents direction and change. The SCIP’S mission is to foster productive citizens. Accomplishing this mission is not the sole responsibility of the SCIP – we need that village to help us. Wrapping around our most vulnerable youth requires everyone in the community working together.
Youth who participate in SCIP programs have a greater likelihood of giving back according to one survey conducted by Project Lifelong. In this revealing survey, students told us that they feel giving back to the community is more important to them now than before they started participating in Project Lifelong.
If we really want to see change, then it is important to get involved; being an active participant by engaging our programs on one or more levels (i.e.- volunteering at the program site, or as a board/committee member, and of course, making a financial investment in the work we do.
You can say our logo is a Call-to-Action.
One: Our logo is round for a reason. Just as the sun is round, and full of heat and energy, so too, is our logo. As a community, we need to draw from this energy.
The change we seek must come from a greater sense of connection to our community. A connection, in part, is about positive relationships, trust, and the feeling of safety.
Future: The secret is out – we love working with our youth. Youth Rising Together is not a slogan. While it does provide a glimpse at who we work with, Youth Rising Together is more about giving the viewer a look into the future.
There is no doubt we work hard at keeping our youth connected; we work hard to create leaders; we work hard to create champions of change.
We want those who look at our logo to become familiar with Youth Rising Together.