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Save the Date! Full Hub Summer Celebration

Full Hub Summer Celebration!

Thursday, July 10th
4pm - 6:30pm
Location: To Be Announced


[Now Hiring] - Hub Coordinator for BHC Long Beach

Don't procrastinate on turning in your application! The deadline is creeping up to apply for the Hub Coordinator position for BHC Long Beach! For more information on the job, role and how to apply visit:

Why Restorative Justice is the Best Alternative to School Suspensions

We thought this story was so nice, we wanted to share it twice!

By VoiceWaves Community Reporter Todd Johnson

Long Beach students and teachers gathered at Reid High School Thursday to discuss the positive impacts of “restorative justice,” an alternative approach to resolving conflicts on school campuses.

“We wanted to uplift Reid and Beach High School because they both have made a huge commitment to restorative justice” said Alicia Virani, a restorative justice program specialist for The California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ). “Everyone is doing a lot of work here to be restorative and to stop suspensions and expulsions.”


Join the Thunderclap!


The Every Student Matters Campaign is rallying community supporters to add their voice to support positive school climate solutions, not punishment! Click below to add your voice and learn more!

Table of Contents


Schools Work Group Planning Mtg
Thursday, June 5th
St. Luke's

Monday, June 9th
1515 Hughes WAy

Schools Work Group Meeting
Tuesday, June 10th
UCC Plaza

Healthy Communities Data Summit
Wednesday, June 11th
UCLA Grant Horizons Ballroom

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

#SonsandBrothers Hangout

Don’t miss #SonsAndBrothers first ever Google+ Hangout this Thursday, June 5th at 8 PM EST! Join the conversation using #SonsAndBrothers

Social Innovation Fast Pitch Applicant Information Webinar


Are you a nonprofit interested in applying for the 2014 Social Innovation Fast Pitch program? Join us for a one-hour webinar to learn more about:
  • Social Venture Partners
  • Social Innovation Fast Pitch
  • The application process
  • Selection criteria
To RSVP, send your name, email address, and organization to rsvp@LASVP.ORG. This webinar will be repeated again on Tuesday, June 24th at 10:00am.

What is Social Innovation Fast Pitch?
  • In-depth two month program for 20 nonprofits that are creating lasting social change in Los Angeles County.
  • Nonprofit leaders receive training and mentoring from volunteer business professionals on how to succinctly and powerfully tell their story in the form of a 3-minute pitch.
  • The program culminates in a "Fast Pitch" competition - a high energy, rapid-fire event.
  • More than $35,000 in awards at stake.

Community Clean-Up and BBQ

Long Beach Advocates for Change raising awareness at King Park!

The Long Beach Advocates for change are committed to neighbors working to prevent Youth Violence in the Central Long Beach area. We are passionate about maintaining our neighborhood's integrity and safety. We do this by identifying the root cause of issues and execute solutions with partners for a positive outcome.

Community Clean-Up and BBQ
June 20th 2014
12pm - 3pm

Martin Luther King Park
1133 Rhea St 
Long Beach, CA 90806

Calling all youth and parents please help spread the word and bring  a friend or two.

Learn, network, and explore new ideas for your future as we work to make central Long Beach a Stronger Community! There will be Lunch, dominoes, cards, energizers, prizes, giveaways and more. Come out and support your city & youth!

Free food and refreshments provided!

Any questions or concerns contact: or Raymond Graham 562-331-3967

10th Street Tree Planting

AOC7 Neighborhood Association
invites you to the

10th Street Tree Planting

Saturday, June 28, 2014
8:30am - 12:00pm

Meeting Location: Northgate
2038 E 10th Street

We are looking for volunteers to help us plant trees and improve the community. Students who volunteer can receive credit for service hours. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Gloves, shovels, snacks and drinks will be provided.

To volunteer, please call Mary at (562)758-5751 or email Rocio at

Long Beach Fresh Survey

Long Beach Fresh is a new community-driven project that seeks to increase the distribution, production, and consumption of healthy, sustainable food in Long Beach. They are seeking input on residents' food choices through a short 7-question survey - TAKE THE LB FRESH SURVEY.

Long Beach Fresh also hosts workgroup meetings, offers best practices, and hosts an online directory for "eaters, feeders, and seeders." They're seeking change-makers to support several active projects. Visit them at or contact contact to get involved! LB Fresh is supported by The California Endowment and fiscally sponsored by Leadership Long Beach.


Job Opportunities

Outreach and Education Provider - Covered California
You are cordially invited to respond to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to provide health outreach and education activities for the Covered California Outreach and Education Program. The purpose of this RFQ is to select an Independent Contractor to conduct the activities for Crystal Stairs, Inc., based upon the parameters defined in the RFQ.
For more information, read the full RFQ here.

Worker Organizer - CHIRLA
CHIRLA is seeking a skilled organizer who is committed to work with low-wage immigrant workers to speak out  together for jobs with justice. Low-Wage Workers Organizer will be tasked with advancing CHIRLA's economic justice campaigns and projects, including street vendors, fast food workers and immigrant women workers. The Worker Organizer will lead recruitment, leadership development, and campaign development in the above-mentioned areas. Campaign development will work towards CHIRLA's current strategic plan in becoming a mass-membership base that builds and exercises immigrant power. Priorities include continual dues-paying member recruitment, member engagement in CHIRLA campaigns, working with relevant coalitions and on-going leadership development.
Read the full job description for more information.

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

Rene Castro, Hub Manager

Ana Bonilla, Hub Coordinator

Julia Castaneda, Operations Manager

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Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach is a project of Community Partners. You can learn more about Community Partners on their website:
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