Upcoming Community Events
People's State of the City
Join us for Long Beach's People's State of the City 2013!
Last year, over 300 residents came together to the first-ever People's State of the City which aimed to reflect the realities and voices of Long Beach residents.
Thursday, April 11th
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Grace UMC Church
2325 E. 3rd St
Long Beach, CA
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FREE EVENT - ALL AGES
This year, we'll:
* Highlight community organizing victories from the past year
* Look at issues facing Long Beach residents, including jobs, housing, the safety and health of our neighborhoods, education, the environment, and immigration
* Connect with each other around a plan to ensure that our voices are heard and represented in Long Beach
This community forum is being organized and co-sponsored by a coalition of organizations, including ‘Aikona: Sustainability in Service, Anakbayan, Building Healthy Communities (Long Beach), BHC Youth Committee, The Center Long Beach, California Faculty Association (Long Beach), Clergy Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) South Bay, East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, Filipino Migrant Center, Green Education Inc., Green Long Beach, Housing Long Beach, Khmer Girls in Action, LAANE, LB Area Peace Network, LBCC Civic Engagement Club, LBCC Community Studies Program, LB Coalition for Good Jobs & a Healthy Community, LB Immigrant Rights Coalition, LB Time Exchange, Miguel Contreras Foundation, Men Making a Change.
*Childwatch and Spanish/Khmer Translation will be provided*
Contact: (562) 396-4552
Los Angeles Clippers Fit Campus Playground & Court Refurbishment
The Los Angeles Clippers, The California Endowment and KIA have partnered to deliver the Clippers FIT Campus Playground & Court Refurbishment Program. Three locations have been selected to receive a playground and basketball court refurbishment; Boyle Heights, South Los Angeles and Long Beach. We have selected Ernest McBride Park located at 1550 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave to be the Long Beach location. The refurbishment of the playground would include replacement of the existing playground equipment, resurfacing the playground area by removing the sand and placing a wood fiber and rubber surface per city guidelines and resurfacing the basketball court and replacing the poles and backboards. In addition to the refurbishment of the playground and courts we will hold a special opening ceremony where members of the Clippers team and coaching staff host a FIT clinic for a select group of children.
Friday, April 5, 2013
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ernest McBride Park
1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave
Long Beach, CA
Healthy by Design: Creating Neighborhoods that Promote Wellness
The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is in the process of updating the state's general plan guidelines, which provide suggestions for planning our communities and could have an impact on our health. Join CPEHN and ChangeLab Solutions for an opportunity to influence the process and ensure that health and equity are incorporated in the update. Staff from OPR will be in attendance and want to hear from you!
Healthy by Design: Creating Neighborhoods that Promote Wellness will provide you the opportunity to:
Make the connection between how communities are planned and health
Hear how local communities have incorporated health in their general plan
Share ideas with the Office of Planning and Research as it updates the general plan guidelines
April 15, 2013
9:30 am to 2:00 pm
The California Endowment
1000 North Alameda Street
Co-hosts: Alliance for a Better Community, Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance, Community Health Councils, The Kennedy Commission, Latino Health Access, St. John's Well Child & Family Center
Influence how California Violence Prevention Dollars are Spent!
Help shape the future of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program in California by completing the 2013 JAG survey. The Board of State and Community Corrections is seeking input from justice system stakeholders and interested members of the public throughout the state to determine the criminal justice system needs and funding priorities.
You may forward this message to anyone who you believe would be interested in completing the JAG survey. Only one response per person is allowed. The survey will be available for response through April 30, 2013.
To access the survey, click the link below:
Great Opportunity for Struggling Agencies
Our mission is to raise-up a new generation of change leaders for the church and the world who will spend their whole lives working to expand God's reign of peace and justice for all people. EUIP prepares young adults to become such leaders.
EUIP is part of the Episcopal Service Corps (ESC), a netwok of young adult programs within the Episcopal Church that work for social change and personal transformation through service to others. Local agencies are available for you to speak about their experiences with our interns.
Would you like to have an intern at your agencey? You can have a full-time, college-educated, passionate, committed to social justice, skilled (many are bilingual) intern placed at your agency for 11.5 months for only $20,000. A new class is forming right now, so please contact us right away!
For more information please contact Suzanne, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 323-469-3993.
The State of Black Long Beach - A Call to Action for a Black Agenda
Download a copy of the report here.
The State of Black Long Beach Report documents the historical development and the statistics that are a part of the daily lives of African American residents in Long Beach.
Healthy City - BHC Data and Mapping Tool
Healthy City Central & West Long Beach Map
HealthyCity.org is an easy-to-use online platform for accessing data, creating maps, and finding local information on services. Click the link above to access the Healthy CIty Map specifically for BHC Long Beach!
California Immigrant Integration Scorecard
Download the Report and Materials
USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration presents innovative California Scorecard, includes regional ratings of immigrant progress