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Looking Ahead

Happy New Year! We hope that your year is off to a great start! We have a lot in store for 2013 and would like to share with you what's ahead!

Update to the Plan
As many of you may know, we are now in the process of updating our original plan that was submitted to The California Endowment in April 2010. This process will involve several things: key stakeholder interviews, surveys, work group meetings, community forums and lots and lots of resident engagement. You can find all of the documents for the plan update on our website here:

BHC Full Hub Meeting
Our next Full Hub Meeting will provide an opportunity for folks to come and learn about the work that has been to date for the plan update process. At this time, we will have several breakouts for the workgroups. We encourage you all to come out and provide final input that can be drafted into the plan at that time. Here are the details:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
4:30pm - Dinner/ Light Refreshments
5:00pm - 7:00pm - Program
Location: TBA*

*please check our website for the most recent updates!

Launch of BHC Youth Committee Campaign
Every Student Matters
The BHC Long Beach Youth Committee has spent a lot of time laying the groundwork for their first campaign as a committee: Every Student Matters! They will be using their time at the retreat to plan their formal launch, which is following up from their soft launch in the fall of 2012!

Community Outreach
This year, we will also be doing much more outreach in the community. With the help of our interns and outreach workers, we will be going to neighborhood group meetings, PTA's and other groups in the community to spread the word about BHC Long Beach! If you'd like someone to come out to your meeting or group, let us know!

There are also a lot of exciting things happening around the office with little-big improvements:

New Water Filter
We're excited to say goodbye to plastic water bottles!

Community Resource Board
We've installed a new community resource board with lots of great publications, pamphlets and brochures from our partners.

BHC Long Beach Bike Racks
New bike racks installed in the sidewalk area in front of our office. A lot of us at the office are starting to use bikes more on a daily basis.

Lastly, we'd like to settle some unfinished business!

Newsletter Satisfaction Survey - We asked and you told us! We want to thank those of you that took a few minutes to fill out the survey! It really means a lot to us and we look forward to incorporating your feedback over the next several newsletters. If you think you missed your chance, think again!  We will be officially closing the survey by the end of this month. Please tell your friends, neighbor or office mate to give us their feedback on how we can make our emails that arrive in your inbox of best interest for you!

Database Accuracy - We'd hate to miss you just because we didn't have your correct information! Some of you have already responded (thank you!) but we'd like to hear from more of you! Help us maintain an accurate database of information so we can get you the information you need in the most efficient way possible!

Anakbayan: Filipino Youth Radio Show in Long Beach

Anakbayan-USA Radio
Anakbayan, Featured by VoiceWaves

Anakbayan is a Filipino youth and student social justice organization aiming to educate Filipino youth and students about the struggle for genuine democracy and liberation. Anakbayan LA is made up of youth in the Southern California region, many of which are based in Long Beach.



Table of Contents


Wrigley Station Walk Event
Saturday, January 12
Wrigley Station

The Gift
Saturday, January 12
Washington Middle School

Schools Work Group Meeting
Monday, January 14
Trinity Lutheran Church

"A Day in the Life"
Thursday, January 17
MLK Park

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:


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BHC Statewide has combined forces with AmeriCorps to provide direct youth mentoring services. In Long Beach, we have 10 AmeriCorps members working with Long Beach Youth to address positive youth development and resiliency, offer youth skills and support to increase physical and emotional safety, decrease violence, and lay the foundation for healthy and productive lives. 
To learn more about the AmeriCorps program, you can visit their website: or contact Kendra Jennis, AmeriCorps Facilitator at

Upcoming Community Events

Healthy City Webinar

Come see what's taking place with Healthy City and Building Healthy Communities! Over the past several years, The California Endowment has been partnering with the Advancement Project's Healthy City program to provide support for our Building Healthy Communities initiative. This past year, Healthy City has been engaged in a number of activities that we are excited to share with you all in the new year.

Do you want to better understand data and its impacts to your community? Or how to lift up youth voices? Then please join us on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 for a presentation on how Healthy City can support your work! Healthy City and BHC partners will share how they have utilized data effectively in their communities. Hear how you can start accessing new tools and resources to inform and advance your strategies. This presentation is open for all TCE staff and BHC partners/stakeholders to participate.

Don't miss out on learning more about resources available to you. For additional information and to register, see attached flyer, or click here to register:

Explore current maps and data here:

Walk Long Beach

Becoming Wrigley Walkers
You're invited to the Wrigley Station Walk Event!

On Saturday, January 12 at 8:30am, Walk Long Beach, in partnership with City Fabrick and the YMCA of Greater Long Beach, will be conducting a walk event. The event will start at the Wrigley Marketplace near the BlueLine Station, following a potential walking loop through the Wrigley neighborhood. During the walk, we'll be discussing and documenting street design conditions that encourage or hinder the walking experience. But mostly, it'll be a fun stroll. Feel free to forward to your groups and interested others.

Becoming Wrigley Walkers
January 12, 2013
8:30am - 11am
141 E. Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90806


"A Day in the Life" with Dr. Martin Luther King

Come join us!

"A Day in the Life" with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Sponsored by Community Residents Christopher Covington and Gary Shelton in partnership with The California Conference for Equality and Justice

4:30pm - 7pm at Martin Luther King Jr. park, 1950 Lemon Ave.

A panel of community members that have been in contact, connected and interacted with the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will share their personal stories of the time Dr. King and the knowledge they learned with our new generation of youth.

Check out the Facebook event for more information:


Sign On & Join Us! Support AQMD'S Port Backstop Measure

The Ports Must Be Held Accountable:

Urge AQMD board members to include the Port Backstop Measure in its 2012 Air Quality Management Plan!

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are collectively one of the largest sources of harmful air pollution in Southern California. Although the Ports have made an effort to reduce pollution through their voluntary Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP), port pollution continues to pose a public health threat and our region still fails to meet critical federal air quality standards.  The ports are being asked to do their fair share and commit to pollution reductions so we can meet our goals for clean air.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District's (AQMD) 2012 Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) charts a course for our region to reduce harmful pollution and comply with the federal standards. 

AQMD staff members have proposed a two-step Port Backstop Measure to be included in the AQMP.

The first step of this rule is based off of the ports’ own voluntary CAAP goals. If either of the ports fails to meet their reduction goals, they would be required to develop and implement plans to make up the gap between expected and actual pollution reductions. The second step would only occur if it were later determined that additional region-wide reductions are needed--the AQMD would assess whether more port pollution reduction measures would be feasible and the ports would be required to implement plans for further reductions where feasible.

The AQMD board members adopted the 2012 Air Quality Management Plan in December but decided to delay their vote on the inclusion of the Port Backstop Measure to allow for more time to consider the rule and further discussion with the ports.  The AQMD board will revisit the issue on February 1st.

We need to show strong support for this important rule to protect public health and our environment.


  • SIGN ON to the attached comment letter in support of the Port Backstop Measure by replying to (This is the same letter circulated by Morgan from NRDC earlier.)
  • JOIN US at the hearing and urge the board to adopt Port Backstop Measure (control measure IND-01) on February 1st at 9am. The hearing will be held at the AQMD, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765.

There will be a conference call for anyone interested in learning more about the measure and to coordinate comments in advance of the hearing. The call will be on Friday, January 25th from 1-2 pm. The conference number is (866) 451-9644 and passcode is 1018. Please rsvp for the call by replying to so that we can make sure to reserve enough spaces.

Port Backstop Comment Letter for Sign On
AQMP Notice of Public Hearing

Long Beach Meals on Wheels: "Volunteers Wanted"

2013 is here and Meals on Whees of Long Beach is looking for volunteers for all locations throughout Long Beach and Signal Hill. We are looking for packagers (7-10am), drivers (10-12pm) to join us for the New Year.

Fore more information on how to fill out an application, please visit:

Once we receive your application,m we will contact you.

Health and Housing Meeting

Come and learn with other community members about the services and opportunities Centro CHA offers. Reach out for your dreams: learn about the Deferred Action Plan, learn the documents necessary for the process. Free youth leadership workshops and trainings. Learn about the new immigration laws. 
Receive assistance with USCIS I-821D & I-765
Applications, passport pictures and much more!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
9:30am - 11:30am
First Lutheran Church
946 Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA 

Transportation, child watch, interpretation and refreshments will be provided.
For transportation, please call: 562-635-6111

Presented by Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma. For more information please contact Martha (562)427-4249


Healthy City - BHC Data and Mapping Tool
Healthy City Central & West Long Beach Map 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

Leadership Opportunities

CNM Nonprofit Leadership Development Program Call for Nominations

CNM is looking for emerging leaders in the nonprofit sector in Southern California and we need your help to find them!
CNM is very pleased to launch the fourth cohort of our signature Nonprofit Leadership Development Program (NLDP) and I’m asking for your help in identifying promising participants - “number twos” who are seriously moving towards a future role as an Executive Director.  NLDP is an ambitious, demanding program over five busy months, and the results have been transformational for those graduates who have transitioned from managers to leaders while building a new group of professional peers and trusted allies and learning from a diverse faculty of future advisors.  Participants will learn how to manage up, understand their personal strengths, work with external stakeholders and practice newly acquired skills on a project inside their current organization with the support of our certified executive coaches. 
Thanks to the generous support of American Express, Sempra Energy and Union Bank, CNM is able to make this opportunity affordable for those who are interested. 
And thanks to you, in advance, for helping us identify our next cohort of outstanding nonprofit leaders. 
Please take a moment to forward this information to those you think might be interested or send us their contact information and we will follow up.
  • Nominate an emerging leader working in a nonprofit organization or government agency in Southern California.  This could be a colleague in your agency, staff at a grantee organization, or someone you work with in the field.
  • Nominations may be sent to Brianna Freiheit at  Please include the name and contact information of your nominee(s).
Upon receiving your nomination, we will contact them directly, letting them know they would be a strong candidate for NLDP based on your recommendation and encourage them to apply for this exciting opportunity. 
The next cohort begins in March and our application deadline for NLDP is fast approaching so please share your nominations with Brianna by Thursday, January 17, 2013
Thank you in advance for recommending exceptional nonprofit leaders whom you believe will benefit from, and contribute to, this unique opportunity.

Click Here for More Information and to Apply!
National Council de La Raza Intersnships

National Council de La Raza (NCLR) is in the process of recruiting three new interns to join our Regional Office in January and could use your help spreading the word. The internships are unpaid, but NCLR does provide a monthly transportation stipend to cover the costs for parking or taking public transportation to the office. 

Please share the following opportunities with your networks; the postings can be viewed on the NCLR website, or by clicking the internship titles below.

Event and Communications Intern [ALMA’s]:
Under the direct supervision of the California Region Vice President and Producer of the NCLR ALMA Awards, the Event and Communications Intern will assist in various activities that support the presentation of the 2013 NCLR ALMA Awards through research, database management, and communications. This is an excellent opportunity for an interested candidate to gain experience by supporting the day-to-day operations of producing a Latino-themed television entertainment special, and contributing to opening doors for Latino talent both in front of and behind the camera

CA Regional Office Intern:
Under the supervision of the Affiliate Member Services Regional Coordinator, the NCLR California Regional Office Intern will work closely with staff and assist in various activities that further NCLR’s mission and goals by providing support with research, database management, and projects that promote and strengthen the capacity of NCLR’s California nonprofit Affiliate network.

Advocacy & Capacity Building Intern:
Under the supervision of the Capacity-Building Strategist, the Advocacy/Capacity-Building Intern will work closely with the legislative affairs staff and assist in various activities that further NCLR’s mission and goals by providing support with research, database management, and projects that promote and strengthen the capacity of NCLR’s California nonprofit Affiliate network. The intern will learn the fundamentals of advocacy work, project management, capacity-building, legislative research, and leadership development

If intrested in applying, please email any questions to
New First 5 LA Vista Positions

Application deadline January 31, 2013 by 9:00pm
The Best Start Community VISTA members will work with Best Start Community Partnerships to develop, promote and execute community strategies to  ensure that children living in Los Angeles County grow up healthy, safe and ready to learn.

VISTA members will work with identified communities to coordinate and plan outreach activities; build  collaborations and networks; coordinate programs and presentations; coordinate trainings, workshops  and work groups; identify/coordinate resources and program development projects; increase volunteerism, maintain BSC’s comprehensive database and identify additional support for Community Partnerships. 

REQUIREMENTS (see full position description for additional requirements):
  • At least 18 years of age;
  • U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the United States;
  • Valid Driver’s License, automobile insurance and reliable means of transportation;
  • College degree or a minimum of 3 years college completed;
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills;
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Bilingual and bi-literate in one or more of the following languages: Spanish, Khmer, Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese); and
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following communities: Central Long Beach, Panorama City, Compton/East Compton, South El Monte/El Monte, East Los Angeles, South LA, Broadway-Manchester, Lancaster, South LA, West Athens, Metro LA, Southeast Los Angeles, Pacoima, Watts/Willowbrook, Palmdale, Wilmington
  • Living Allowance of $1,333 gross per month
  • Choice between an Educational Award of $5,550 or a Cash Stipend of $1,500 upon successful completion of a 1-year service term
  • Current Student Loan Deferment or Loan Forbearance, if applicable
  • Emergency Health Benefit for Individual
  • Childcare reimbursement of up to $400 per month, if income eligible
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Cell phone reimbursement of up to $50 per month 
  • Professional and leadership development trainings
DEADLINE: January 31, 2013, by 9:00pm

First 5 Service Corps Page on Facebook!


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

Somatra Sean, Admin Assistant

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