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Join the Summer Celebration with our African American Community!

Full Hub Summer Celebration
Have you RSVP'd for the Summer Celebration yet? Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach is partnering with the African American Convening Committee to host this year’s “Full Hub Summer Celebration” and celebrate African American history and culture, honor BHC’s organizing work, and share resources with the greater community. The event will feature a resource fair, food, child watch, and several prizes (including a new bike!), free of charge to guests.
Unique to this year’s Full Hub Celebration, quests will learn about the rich history and culture of the African American community in Long Beach through interactive multimedia, archival photos and videos, and oral histories from community leaders.
The Full Hub Summer Celebration will take place on July 10th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Elementary School (Old Butler School), 1400 E. 20th Street, Long Beach, CA 90806. Dinner will be served at 4:00 p.m. with the program following at 4:30 p.m. Read more on our website...

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CCEJ offers new Restorative Justice trainings for the Community

Restorative Justice Training Circle

The California Conference for Equality and Justice is hosting a summer training for community members interested in learning the techniques of Restorative Justice! Learning Restorative Justice techniques, participants will be able to build peaceful relationships and heal conflicts in their communities, workplaces, and neighborhoods. 

The summer training, held over two Saturdays, will be hosted at Reid High School, 2153 W. Hill St. in Long Beach. The schedule for both workshops is as follows: 

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

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

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.

The cost is $100 per training on a sliding scale. The training is FREE of charge for youth under age 24. For more information please contact Kimmy Maniquis, Program Director, at 562-453-8184 ext. 227. Click here to download the flyer!

BJS releases 2013 School Crime and Safety Report

The Bureau of Justice Statistics, in collaboration with the National Center for Education Statistics, has released “Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2013.” This annual report provides the most recent data on school crime and student safety. The indicators in this report are based on a variety data sources, including national surveys of students, teachers, principals, and postsecondary institutions. Read more on Voicewaves...

Table of Contents


Neighborhoods Work Group
July 7th
BHC Long Beach Office

Full Hub Summer Celebration
July 10th
Roosevelt Elementary School

Restorative Justice Community Training Series
July 12th, July 19th
Reid Senior High School

Environmental Health Work Group
June 17th
BHC Long Beach Office

Steering Committee Meeting
July 29th
BHC Long Beach Office

Cambodian Community Forums
July 30th
MacArthur 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 are committed to helping residents get involved in their community. Time exchange members can earn credits by participating in qualifying BHC Long Beach events and activities and then spend their credits with other time-exchange members. To learn more about how to get involved, check out or call 562-786-6081


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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 at

Upcoming Community Events

LBACA Coalition Meeting

LBACA Coalition Meeting

For more information about the Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma, call 562-933-5650.

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

Fecha: Lunes 7 de Julio
El rol de la Diabetes y la Hipertensión en la salud de su memoria.
Hora: 9:30 - 11:30am

(562) 387-3254

Haz clic aquí para un bolante

Housing Long Beach Monthly Community Meeting


Receive training, hold dialogues and share stories at HLB's monthly community meeting.  These meetings are a great entry point if you are new to the work.  The next meeting is Wednesday, July 9th from 6-8pm at the HLB offices (525 E. 7th St., Suite 111). 

For more information contact Jorge at 310-766-3246 or

Two CERT Classes now open for enrollment


The Long Beach Fire Department is hosting TWO upcoming CERT Classes that are now open for enrollment! CERT stands for the Community Emergency Response Team. 

Wednesday Night Class
The next CERT Class will begin on July 23rd and run for seven consecutive Wednesday nights, plus one Saturday morning.  Classes will be held in the evening from 6:00 PM until approximately 9:00 PM.  The dates are as follows:  July 23rd, 30th, August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, September 3rd, and Saturday September 6th.

3 Day Weekend Class
We also have a 3-Day Weekend CERT Class on August 22nd, 23rd, and 24th.  Class will start Friday evening and run from 6:00pm until approximately 10:00pm.  The Saturday and Sunday class will start at 8:00am and run until 5:00pm.

BOTH classes cover the same material.  If you would like to attend either of these classes, NOW is the time to sign up.  These seats fill up very quick.  

To enroll, simply email Will Nash at Please state whether you’d like to attend the Wednesday Night class, or the 3-Day Weekend Class.

If you are one of the first 35 people to respond, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that you have been selected to attend.  Responses received after the first 35 will be put on a "standby list".  You’ll be notified if a seat becomes available, and/or kept on the Interest List for future classes.  

Please make sure that you are able to make the dates involved.  If you sign up, then don’t show, someone else has lost the opportunity to attend, and there is often a waiting list for open spots.  If you sign up, then find yourself unable to attend this session, please let me know ASAP so I can fill your seat.  

All classes are held at the Long Beach Fire Training Center at 2249 Argonne Avenue in Long Beach.

Topics of discussion will include:
·        Disaster Preparedness
·        Fire Extinguisher Training
·        Disaster Medical Operations
·        Search & Rescue Operations
·        Organization & Disaster Psychology
·        Terrorism and Bio-Medical Awareness

A one time donation of $10 is requested so that we may buy drinks and snacks for the class. For any questions, please contact Will Nash (Firefighter / PIO / CERT Coordinator) at 562-570-2516.

Long Beach Latinos In Action: Meditación en Español 

Meditacion en Espanol

Para más información llame a Rosamaría a 213-446-2060.

From Virginia Tech to Isla Vista



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


For more information, click here.

Faith Based Community Inclusion Circles

The California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) and the South Coast Interfaith Council (SCIC) will be hosting a series of Faith Based Community Inclusion Circles!
Community Inclusion Circles will create opportunities to build relationships through the power of community. In circle we will explore our own experiences to build a more inclusive community support system. Learn about restorative justice practices and infuse them into discussions, problem solving and community building. Throughout the series you will have an opportunity to be trained and certified in circle keeping. 
Save the Date and join our first Faith Based Community Inclusion Circles. The location is graciously donated by  the Long Beach Islamic Center.

August 13th, 2014 
5:30pm to 8pm  

Long Beach Islamic Center 
1525 Long Beach Blvd. 
Long Beach, CA 90813. 
There is no criteria to participate. The circles will have a circle keeper trained in restorative practices and help set the circle guidelines, get the circle going and step back into  the participant role so that the circle can organically grow. Prompts in the circle are various and often light and low risk.  Circles hold very deep conversations as they allow participants to move the conversation. The magic of a circle brings people together affording community to develop without being facilitated.
This project is made possible due to the support of the California Endowment. Please feel free to share the attached flyer with friends and families of the faith community. RSVP's should be made to Christopher Covington at (562) 507-3144. 

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. Learn more at: Women's Policy Institute.


Job Opportunities

Executive Administrative Assistant - The Children's Clinic

Strategic Initiatives and Communications Coordinator - Councilmember Rex Richardson

Project Coordinator - Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma 


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

James Suazo, Hub Coordinator

Laura Merryfield, Parent Education Organizer

Julia Castaneda, Operations Manager

Micaela Salatino, LBTE/BHC Membership Coordinator

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