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BHC Long Beach Elections Bring in 11 new/returning Steering Committee Members!

Steering Committee 2013-2015

Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach (BHC Long Beach) is excited to announce the election of eleven new and/or returning members to serve on the Steering Committee for the 2013-2015 term! Members of the Steering Committee are tasked with supporting the effective implementation of the BHC Long Beach Community Action plan and that the plan is accountable to community constituencies as well as updated on a regular basis.




Full Hub Celebration Flyer

Forgotten and Underserved: Pacific Islanders Fight for Academic Success

By VoiceWaves Intern: Michael Lozano

Kulia I Ka Nu’u. Strive for the summit.

This was the motto of Hawaii’s Queen Kapi’olani. She told her people, “Strive for the very top of the mountain, strive for excellence.”



Yellow Lounge - Like a Lotus, We Rise!
August 3rd
Long Beach School for Adults

Neighborhoods Work Group Meeting
August 5th
BHC Long Beach Office

Schools Work Group Meeting
August 5th
St. Luke's Church

Power Analysis Workshop
August 7th
Long Beach Community Action Partnership

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

Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan Community Survey

The deadline has been extended!

The City of Long Beach invites you to take the Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan (LBVPP) Community Survey.  The survey is open through August 31, 2013.  Please forward to colleagues, friends, family, and neighbors in Long Beach.  Completing the survey will help us develop the Citywide Violence Prevention Plan. 

LBVPP Community Survey in English: 
LBVPP Community Survey in Spanish: 
LBVPP Community Survey in Khmer: 

La Ciudad de Long Beach le invita a tomar la Escuesta de la Comunidad para el Plan de Prevención de la Violencia de Long Beach (LBVPP). Queremos saber de usted. 

LBVPP Encuesta Comunitaria en Español: 

For more information on the Long Beach Violence Prevention plan, you can visit their website:

Restorative Justice Training

Restorative Justice Community Training Flyer

Unity in the Community Picnic
Help to reinforce our community
Martin Luther King Jr. Park - 1950 Lemon Ave, Long Beach, CA
Saturday, August 17th, 2013 - 10am - 4pm
Please bring your chairs and blankets!
Health Care, Blood Pressure, Diabetic Screening, Clothing, Shoes, Personal Care Items
All of our sponsor and donors are proud partners in building healthy communities in Long Beach.

Health and Housing/ Salud y Vivienda

Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma/ Alianza de Long Beach Para Ninos con Asma 
Presents/ Presenta
Health and Housing/ Salud y Vivienda

The Health Impacts of Having Pests Inside Your Home/ Los Impactos en la Salud de Tener Plagas Dentro de Su Casa

Learn About:/ Aprende acerca de:

  • Different types of pests/ Los diferentes tipos de plaga
  • Consequences to your home/ Los consecuencias a su hogar
  • Health impacts/ Impactos a su salud
What you can do:/ Que Puedes Hacer
  • Action steps to a pest-free home/ Los pasos para tener un hogar libre de plagas
  • Learn about local resources/ Aprenda sobre los recursos locales
Date:/ Fecha: August 27, 2013
Location:/ Ubicacion: First Lutheran Church - 905 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813

Guest Speaker:/ Invitada: Jennifer Mills, REHS Vector
Management Program, LA County Public Health, Health Environmental, Health Division

We Provide:/ Ofrecemos:
Child Watch Services/ Supervision de ninos
Interpreting Services/ Servicios de interprete
Refreshments/ Aperitivos

For Free Transportation/ Para Transportacion Gratis:

Fore More Information:/ Para mas informacion llame: Martha Herrera (562) 427-4249

Fall Anti-Prison Internship

Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) is offering an enthusiastic, self-starting, hardworking person an exciting internship in our Oakland and/or Los Angeles Office. We are a statewide alliance or organizations working to curb prison spending by reducing the number of people in the prison and the number of prisons in California. The internship provides the opportunity to gain experience in research, outreach, grassroots organizing, media campaigns, coalition and movement building, public education, policy advocacy and social justice work. Working directly with the Statewide Coordinator and Field Organizer the intern(s) will have the opportunity to develop leadership and organizing skills while working alongside an amazing group of anti-prison activists.

Internship Overview:
CURB is seeking an Intern(s) who can assist the organization in some of the following areas: generating broad community support for reducing the number of people in prison in California; maintaining connections between CURB and people inside prison through written correspondence; supporting media campaigns; maintaining organizational website; assisting with administrative tasks; helping with grassroots organizing and outreach efforts; supporting legislative advocacy; recruiting future interns and volunteers; help expand our current volunteer program and other duties as necessary.

To find out more about this position and how to apply, please visit:

KGA's Yellow Lounge - Like a Lotus We Rise

Khmer Girls in Action's 9th Annual Yellow Lounge Flyer


Grant Opportunities

Community Investment Sponsorship Program

$50,000 in Grants Will Fund Efforts to Promote Port Community
and LA Waterfront; Applications Due Sept. 20

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – July 23, 2013 – The Port of Los Angeles has introduced a pilot Community Investment Sponsorship Program that will provide $50,000 in grant funding for local programs and events benefiting the Los Angeles Harbor area and the LA Waterfront. Grant applications are due September 20, 2013. 
“This pilot grant program is designed to help the Port of Los Angeles reach and support a variety of local organizations undertaking programs and projects that positively impact our local Port community,” said Cynthia Ruiz, the Port’s Deputy Executive Director for External Relations.
In addition to supporting efforts that promote the LA Waterfront and surrounding coastal areas as vibrant visitor destinations, grants will also be awarded to organizations focused on educating the community about environmental stewardship and sustainability, the benefits of international trade, security and safety, and maritime history and tradition.
The new pilot program will make funds available in increments of up to $5,000 per requesting organization.  Nonprofit organizations must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status to apply, and funds must be spent by June 30, 2014.  A grant committee comprised of Port and community representatives will review and approve all grant applications. Funds for this grant pilot program come from Port of Los Angeles revenues, which are non-tax supported.
Click here to view and download the Community Investment Sponsorship Program grant application. For additional information or questions, applicants may call Public Relations at the Port of Los Angeles at (310) 732-3508


TCE Statewide Youth Leadership Newsletter
TCE Statewide Youth Leadership Newsletter Issue 3

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

Job Opportunities

Southern California Project Director - Alliance for Justice
The Project Director is responsible for developing and implementing Alliance for Justice’s programs in Southern California. The Project Director will work primarily on AFJ’s Bolder Advocacy Initiative, which promotes active engagement in democratic process by giving nonprofits and foundations the confidence to advocate effectively and by protecting their right to do so. The Project Director will be part of a team of skilled advocates and attorneys who provide nonprofits and foundations with the knowledge they need to become confident advocates, and with the resources and tools to help them navigate complex advocacy rules and regulations.

This position is based in Los Angeles County and will work in partnership with AFJ’s West Coast office in Oakland and its East Coast office based in Washington, DC.

Senior Development Associate - Helpline Youth Counseling
Currently Helpline Youth Counseling has an immediate opening for a Senior Development Associate.  The Senior Development Associate will be responsible for grant writing, fund development, and the execution of effective marketing strategies to further diversify funding streams.  

Community Organizer - Helpline Youth Counseling
Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Community Services, the Community Organizer is responsible for implementation of Helpline’s community organizing and outreach strategies in collaboration with the California Endowment. Ensure coordination of Helpline and Building Healthy Communities (BHC) strategies and creating a link between existing resources and the community and its neighborhoods.  Assist in the development, design and implementation of community participation and outreach to parents, community residents, community-based organizations, public agencies, and business organizations throughout the target Long Beach BHC areas. Develop and Support Community Action Councils (CACs) in the BHC Central Long Beach target area.


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, Admin Assistant

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