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LBUSD Board Approves LCAP with only $100,000 for Restorative, $2.4 million for police and Campus Security

After several months of engagement, countless meetings and rallies, the message was clear: students want alternatives to punitive and exclusionary discipline practices. Most notably alternatives like Restorative Justice.

The ESM campaign advocated for several recommendations to be included in the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that would focus specifically on funding LBUSD's Resolution on School Discipline Principles and Practices, which the SChool Board approved on October 8, 2013.

However, going in to the final vote yesterday all of this seemed in vain as the LBUSD school board unanimously approved a LCAP that targeted more dollars  to the types of discipline practices that students and data say do more harm than good. 

We're so proud of the work that all of the youth and community allies have put into this campaign and are looking forward to supporting the next steps to improve school discipline policies at LBUSD for all students!

Check out a Storify that chronicles the events at the rally held last Monday!

See the letter of recommendations the Every Student Matters Campaign sent to the District:


Honoring Non-Traditional Dads on Father's Day

By VoiceWaves Reporter Thomas Lick

Father’s Day is a time for celebrating our fathers; the men that have devoted their lives to giving us the best shot at a happy and healthy life of our own. While every day should be an opportunity to honor our fathers, this occasion is a nice reminder that we shouldn’t take our dads for granted.

At VoiceWaves, we wanted to commemorate Fathers Day by celebrating three non-traditional fathers in Long Beach.



Celebrating Emerging Equity Leaders: Seng So

In a recent PolicyLink newsletter, they highlighted Long Beach's own Seng So from Khmer Girls in Action! Read more below!

This quarter, we acclaim the work of Seng So, a youth organizer with the Young Men's Empowerment Program at Long Beach-based Khmer Girls in Action. Seng coordinates Southeast Asian American student action on a campaign to improve school discipline policies and works with Southeast Asian boys and men of color to confront a variety of issues, including masculinity, patriarchy, and sexism.

Table of Contents


Noche de Orientacion GED
June 18th
905 Atlantic Ave

Environmental Health Work Group
June 19th
BHC Long Beach Office

Food Systems and Land-Use
June 24th
The California Endowment

Steering Committee Meeting
June 24th
BHC Long Beach Office

Full Calendar of Events


Community Map
Community Action Plan
The California Endowment
Long Beach TIme Exchange
ommunity Partners


Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach and the Long Beach TIme Exchange have started an exciting new partnership! Using the model of the time exchange, Time Exchange members will be able to earn credits participating/volunteering at qualifying BHC Long Beach events and vice versa! To read more about the Time Exchange and how you can get involved, you can check out their website!


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VoiceWaves is a Long Beach youth-led journalism and media-training project. The youth, ages 16-24, are learning to report, write, and create digital journalism content. Their reports will raise awareness of  healthy community issues and activate change action in Central and West Long Beach. Read stories by Voicewaves reporters on their website:

Upcoming Community Events

Clases del GED


Food Systems and Land-Use

The Neighborhoods Workgroup at the California Endowment is pleased to invite you to:

Food Systems and Land Use
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
9:00am - 12:00pm

A movement to create a more equitable, sustainable and healthy food system is sweeping the nation, and some of the most innovative strategies are emerging in California. Our food system impacts not only our individual health, but the economic vitality of our neighborhoods. It can impact land use, and both the natural and built environments of our neighborhoods.

The food system can be a platform to engage community residents in policy advocacy, and to galvanize their political power. An equitable food system could connect us to our culture and traditions, provide living wages and working conditions, small business opportunities and much more. The efforts of urban agriculture activists and advocates in the Sacramento region will be highlighted.

Chanowk Yisrael, Yisrael Family Farms
Shawn Harrison, Soil Born Farms
Charles Mason, Ubuntu Green
Please join us for a videoconference/conference call on investing in healthy land use hosted by Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) and PolicyLink. This is the fourth in our Land Use Community of Practice series and is designed to create a space where grantees, community stakeholders and others can learn, share and be informed on the land use issues and practices that are most pertinent to your work.
We encourage you join the Community of Practice by video conference at the following locations:
Los Angeles TCE Office
1000 N. Alameda Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
3rd floor, Room 359
Call in: 213-928-8978 or (800) 449-4149 x8978

Deadline to RSVP is June 20, 2014

Click Here to RSVP

El Alzheimer y su salud


El Alzheimer y su salud
cuál es la relación?

Colocar cosas fuera de lugar es una de las 10 señales de advertencia de la enfermedad de Alzheimer. Reconocer los síntomas es el primer paso en hacer algo acerca de ello.

Durante esta serie, se hablará sobre como:
Cómo funciona la memoria, los cambios normales según la edad, y también formas de cómo mantener y mejorar su memoria.


Se hablará sobre lo que es el Alzheimer, la demencia y cómo estos pueden afectarlo, incluyendo los síntomas y la importancia de un diagnóstico temprano.

Evento en Español

Long Beach Latinos in Action
905 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90804

Hora: 9:30 - 11:30am

Lunes, 23 de Junio:
Conozca la 10 señales de advertencia

Lunes 7 de Julio:
El rol de la Diabetes y la Hipertensión en la salud de su memoria.

(562) 387-3254

Haz clic aquí para un bolante

Clínica de DACA y Inmigración/ DACA and General Immigration Legal Clinic

Necesita asistencia llenando su aplicación para DACA? Ven y aguare ayuda en nuestra clínica legal.
  • Habrá asistencia para preparar su aplicación de DACA
  • Habrá recursos para renovar su permiso de DACA
  • Habrá abogados para responder a sus preguntas sobre DACA y de inmigración
  • Este evento es gratis al público
  • Por favor traiga todo los documentos necesarios/preparados.
Donde y Cuando:
The Center of Long Beach
2017 E 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814

Sábado Junio 28, 2014
10am - 2pm

Para más información contacte a Alicia 562-204-6333 o
Need help filling our your DACA application? Come and get help at our legal clinic!
  • Assistance will be on site to help you prepare you DACA application.
  • Resources for DACA renewals will be onsite.
  • Attorneys will be on site to answer DACA AND general immigration questions.
  • This event is FREE to the public.
  • Please bring ALL necessary paperwork required.
  • RSVP through the email and number provided below.
When and Where:
The Center of Long Beach
2017 E 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814

Saturday, June 28, 2014
10am - 2pm

For more information or questions contact Alicia 562-204-6333 or

Cooking Class: A Night of Vegan Dining


Cooking Class: A Night of Vegan Dining
Stuffed Peppers, Salad, and Date Rolls

Thursday, June 26th, 6:30pm
First Lutheran Church
905 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach 90813

This class will be led by one of our members, Maura Cotter with the assistance of her friend and cook Perla Perez. 
The peppers will be cooked with a stuffing of rice, spices and other vegetables. The salad will be simply made with a delicious homemade dressing. The date rolls will finish our meal, as it's a delicious and easy to make dessert.
The ingredients we will be using are: peppers, rice, kale/lettuce, garlic, variety veggies for salad/peppers, dates, walnuts, almond butter, coconut shreds.
This event is free and open to members and non-members. Members who come to this workshop can spend time credits for learning how to make this food! Everyone is welcome to help chop veggies so please bring a cutting board and a chopping knife if you have them.

Check out the Facebook Event:

4th Annual Dinner Celebration and Assembly

The Filipino Migrant Center (FMC) will hold is 4th General Assembly and Annual Dinner Celebration with the theme Advance Workers’ Struggles! Oppose Wage Theft! Fight for Just Wages and Better Working Conditions!

Bishop Oscar Solis will be the keynote speaker

Dinner Ticket Prices:
$10 for Students & Members
$20 for General Admission
$50 for Benefactors

St. Cyprian Catholic Church Social Hall
4714 Clark Ave. Long Beach, CA, 90808

June 28, 2014
3:30pm-5:00pm: General Assembly for members
5:00pm-6:00pm: Doors open & Mixer
6:00pm-8:00pm: Annual Dinner & Program

To order tickets or for more information: Call: (562)-438-9515 or Email:

Long Beach Latinos In Action Reunion Mensual


From Virginia Tech to Isla Vista



The California Endowment, Redwood Room
1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012


For more information, click here.

Restorative Justice Community Training Series

The California Conference for Equality and Justice

Restorative Justice Community Training Series

Restorative Justice Circlekeeping:
Part 1
Saturday, July 12 | 9am - 3:30pm

Restorative Justice Circlekeeping:
Part 2
Saturday, July 19 | 9am - 3:30pm

Location for both trainings:
Reid High School
2153 W Hill St
Long Beach, CA

Restorative Justice Circlekeeping Part I will give participants an understanding of Restorative Justice foundational philosophies, as well as opportunities to both experience and practice leading Restorative Justice Community Building circles. Please note, this training is a pre-requisite for Part 2. The Restorative Justice Circlekeeping Part 2 offers further exploration of circlekeeping in response to conflict.

Cost: $100 per training sliding scale *Free of charge for youth under age 24
For more information contact: Kimmy Maniquis, Program Director | 562-453-8184 ext. 227

Click here to download the flyer.

Social Equity Caucus - Health Impact Assessment

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the San Francisco Department of Public Health's annual Health Impact Assessment Practitioners' Training (July 14-17, 2014)
Register early at the link
The deadline for applications is June 19 ( Thurs).
What is Health Impact Assessment?
Health impact assessment (HIA) is most often defined as “a combination of procedures, methods and tools by which a policy, program or project may be judged as to its potential effects on the health of a population, and the distribution of those effects within the population” (World Health Organization, 1999).   
The field of HIA and the process of getting health into decision-making continues to evolve and grow 
How will you and your team enhance skill sets, leverage big data, meaningfully engage communities, and have collective impact? HIA is one of many tools that may be considered for health-protective policy and action.  

About the SFDPH HIA Training

7th Annual Health Impact Assessment Practitioners Summer Training Course (deadline is June 19th)
TCE Oakland Conference Center, 1111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA 
July 14-17, 2014 (attendance all four days is mandatory)
HIA practitioners at the San Francisco Department of Public Health and community, academic, and local government partners
$960 (includes the cost of course materials, breakfast and lunch; accommodations and travel not included).  We are working to raise funds to support attendance of organizations facing financial hardship. We STRONGLY encourage applications from community-based organizations who are actively planning, considering, or doing HIA to apply.
Questions? Contact Tim Choi at 415-252-3961.

Call for Abstracts! 2014 SCPHA Annual Conference

The Southern California Public Health Association just sent out their Call for Abstracts for the 2014 SCPHA Annual Conference.

The theme of this year's conference is "Place Matters: Healhography in Southern California" and the deadline to submit is Tuesday, 7/15/2014

For more information, visit the SCPHA website  

2014-2015 Women's Policy Institute 


Be part of over 300 women moving policy in California!

The Women’s Foundation of California is now accepting applications for the 2014–2015 Women’s Policy Institute (WPI) Fellowship. Applications are due no later than Friday, July 18, by 5 PM PST.

About the Women's Policy Institute
Now in its 12th year, the Women’s Foundation of California’s statewide Women’s Policy Institute (WPI) attracts and engages a diverse group of community-based women leaders who want to build their skills to influence public policymaking at the state level. The Institute amplifies the voices of women who are engaged in grassroots social justice work, training them on how legislation is made, broadening their networks across social justice movements and connecting them to policymakers.

Each year this nonpartisan Institute offers an environment where up to 25 women leaders can leverage their expertise about their community needs and apply their new skills, networks and knowledge to influence policy and budget solutions that will positively impact women and families in California. Since the program’s inception in 2003, over 300 Institute fellows have been trained to make lasting policy changes for their communities. Fellows have contributed to advocacy efforts of 57 policy projects and 26 bills—20 of which became California law.

Informational Call
Wednesday, July 2, 2014; 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Click to RSVP: 

Learn more at: Women's Policy Institute

Job Opportunities

Welcome Baby Quality, Evaluation and Contracts Manager - Families in Good Health
The WB Quality, Evaluation and Contracts Manager will work closely with the WB Program Manager on program implementation, quality control, evaluation as well as contracts and fiscal administration activities related to ensuring delivery of excellent services and achievement of program goals and objectives, in a manner that supports the mission of Families in Good Health and the philosophy of the Welcome Baby program. The position is 100% full-time with benefits and is housed at Families in Good Health (St. Mary Medical Center). The position can start as soon as July 1, 2014.
Interested applicants can contact me at or (562) 491-9100 for additional information.

For more information, click here.

Strategic Initiatives and Communications Coordinator - Office of Council Member Rex Richardson
The Office of 9th District Councilman Rex Richardson in the City of Long Beach is seeking a full-time "Strategic Initiatives Communications Coordinator."
For more information click here

Contact BHC Long Beach

If you'd like to get involved in BHC Long Beach or would like to know more information, feel free to give us a call, stop by or visit our website.

BHC Long Beach
920 Atlantic Ave, #102
Long Beach, CA 90813

Christine Petit, Hub Manager

Ana Bonilla, Hub Coordinator

Julia Castaneda, Operations Manager

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