Candle Light Vigil for Philippine Typhoon Victims
Upcoming Community Events
Dear Friends of The Filipino Migrant Center,
On behalf of the Filipino Migrant Center (FMC) of Long Beach and the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), we would like to cordially invite you to attend our Candle Light Vigil for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The candlelight vigil will take place on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 7:45pm in front of Grace United Methodist Church in Long Beach (2325 East 3rd Street).
Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the central Philippines on November 8, 2013 with wind speeds of up to 200 mph that devastated the provinces of Leyte, Samar, and the surrounding islands. According to some Philippine officials the estimated death toll may be as high 10,000 with thousands more missing. Several of the FMC staff members and volunteers have family members who were affected by the storm and lost everything, and many are still unaccounted for.
The Candlelight vigil will include prayers and testimonies from community members. FMC and NAFCON will also collect monetary donations for its Bayanihan Disaster Relief Campaign which partners with Philippine NGO’s to provide immediate relief to the typhoon victims. Donations can also be made on NAFCON’s Paypal account: http://tinyurl.com/bayanihanreliefeffort.
Checks can be made payable to “St. George Fontana,” and on the memo line, write: “NAFCON Bayanihan Relief” to clearly allocate it for this purpose. Donors can submit their contribution to me (NAFCON Socal Regional Coordinator) or it can be mailed to our local nonprofit partner, c/o Naida Castro at 17895 San Bernardino Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335-6155. Please, include your return address with your donation. For qualifying tax- deductible donations, please, email email@example.com for the necessary documentation.
Thank you and we hope you can join us.
Filipino Migrant Center
National Alliance for Filipino Concerns Southern California
Cover Long Beach Day!
In partnership with the Covered CA and the entire state this Saturday, November 16th, 2013 will be recognized as "Cover Long Beach" Day. Through the teamwork of the Long Beach Health Access Collaborative there will be 6 education and enrollment sites throughout the city from 10:00am - 3:00pm. Cover Long Beach is a citywide education, outreach, and health insurance enrollment campaign sponsored by the City of Long Beach and more than 25 community partners.
"Long Beach becomes a healthier city with each new person who signs up at Cover Long Beach on November 16," said Mayor Bob Foster. "This is a great opportunity for people to ask their questions about the new health mandates and make a more informed decision on their own health insurance."
No appointment is required but interested individuals must bring the following documents in order to complete a health insurance application:
All information will be provided in English and Spanish, with additional languages as noted. Interested individuals may get information and enroll in health insurance at the following locations:
Birth Certificate, U.S. Passport or resident alien card (green card)
Proof of income such as recent paychecks and 2012 tax forms
Proof of Los Angeles county residency such as a driver's license, utility or phone bills, or rental agreement
Social Security cards for everyone in the family applying for health insurance.
"I am proud of the many community organizations who are working hard to get the word out about Covered California. This city-wide effort advances our public health goal of nuturing healthy people and healthy communities," said Kelly Colopy, Director of the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services.
Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services - 2525 Grand Ave.
Languages: Khmer, Tagalog
(Free flue shotes will also be offered at this site only from 10:00am - 1:00pm)
The Children's Clinic Hamilton Family Resource Center - 1060 East 70th St.
Long Beach Community Action Partnership, 3012 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach First Friends Church - 850 Atlantic Ave.
Languages: Khmer, Chamorro, Samoan, Tagalog
St. Mary Medical Center/ Dignity Health - 1050 Linden Ave.
Westside Baptist Church - 2280 Caspian Ave.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expands the number of individuals and families who qualify for Medi-Cal and through Covered California, many more individuals are eligible for tax subsidies to help purchase health insurance.
For more information and a list of participating agencies please visit www.longbeach.gov/health or call 562-570-7979.
Download copies of the flyer here:
Cuidando con Respeto
Do you help someone with Alzheimer’s?
Attend a course IN SPANISH to learn more about this disease
Saturdays, November 16th and 23rd, 2013
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
St. Mary’s Medical Center
1050 Linden Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90813
During 2 days, 4 hours each - the following topics will be covered
Learn about Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia
Learn about the stages of this disease
How to help your loved one and how to understand difficult behavior
How to take care of yourself as a caregiver and how to share experiences
To REGISTER or for more information, call: (888) 4ST-MARY or (888) 478-6279
¿Cuida de un familiar con Alzheimer?
Asista a un curso EN ESPAÑOL para aprender más sobre esta enfermedad
Sábados 16 y 23 de noviembre 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
St. Mary’s Medical Center
1050 Linden Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90813
Durante 2 días, 4 horas cada día, se cubrirán los siguientes temas:
¿Qué es el Alzheimer/demencia?
¿Cómo se desarrolla este mal?
¿Cómo ayudar a su ser querido?
¿Cómo entender los comportamientos difíciles?
¿Cómo cuidarse a sí mismo?
Para reservar su espacio o para más información, llame al: (888) 4ST-MARY or (888) 478-6279
Bank of America 2014 Student Leaders Program
17th Annual Nuestra Imagen Leadership Recognition & Fiesta Navidad Celebration
Centro C.H.A. Inc. - The Long Beach Community Hispanic Association
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Communitas is a Latin word that means people coming together for the good of a community. Communitas is inspired by the vision of a better world and is an attempt to do something about it through volunteerism, investment and ethical, sustainable business practices
Requests the pleasure of your company at our
17th Annual Nuestra Imagen
Leadership Recognition & Fiesta Navidad Celebration!
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Our 2013 Nuestra Imagen Leadership Awards Gala will recognize community leaders who exemplify excellence, impact the lives of children and youth, and contribute to revitalizing neighborhoods and businesses in the great city of Long Beach.
This year's Leadership Recognition Awards & Fiesta Navidad celebration will be held at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, an evening filled with delicious Mexican Cuisine by SAVOR, Musica Latina, and beautiful Latin cultural art and gifts for purchase in time for Navidad!
Guests will also, enjoy Networking at the elegant BOGART & CO. with over 300 community leaders, businesses, and government leaders throughout the greater Long Beach area and state of California.
For sponsorship opportunities, purchase tickets or RSVP Please Call
Centro C.H.A. Inc. (562) 570-4717
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders® Program is accepting applications for the 2014 Student Leaders® program.
Since its inception in 2004, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 2,000 exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities. The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through two components:
Please feel free to share this e mail about the program to your affiliates, and any high school juniors and seniors you think would be good candidates for the program. The San Francisco and East Bay Student Leaders® program is open to high school juniors and seniors in the following counties: San Francisco, Marin, Alameda and Contra Costa.
A summer eight-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Host Organization.
The week-long, all-expense paid Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 13-18, 2014. Conducted in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the Summit introduces students to aspects of civic, social and business leadership and provides them with knowledge and skills they will use throughout their life to create positive community change.
We appreciate your help spreading the word about the Bank of America Student Leaders Program. Students can apply for the program by going to www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders. Please note the application opens on October 28, 2013 with a deadline of January 31, 2014.
For more information on the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, please visit www.bankofamerica.com/foundation.
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Healthy City Central & West Long Beach Map
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California Immigrant Integration Scorecard
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Housing Long Beach Community Organizer
Housing Long Beach is hiring a full-time bi-lingual (Spanish/English) community organizer. They will be accepting applications through mid-November.