San Pablo Revitalization Collaborative (SPARC) targets a rapidly changing historic African American community in Oakland, that has become significantly more diverse over the last 15 years. Almost a third of the residents live below the poverty line and there is a high unemployment rate among residents. Air pollution, limited resources, and food deserts have all contributed to the community’s chronic health disease, mental health issues, and reduced life expectancy.  SPARC targeted health disparities rooted in historic divestment and institutional racism. SPARC reduced emergency room and hospitalization rates caused by high blood pressure; transformed blighted areas into safe spaces for residents; increased the number of affordable housing sites; created a vibrant business corridor; implemented job trainings; and recruited resident leaders to join and direct the collaborative.