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Things are moving fast here at the BHC office as we have many moving parts! Here are just some of the things we want to make you aware of coming up fairly soon!

We're Hiring!
We currently have two positions open within the BHC Long Beach Hub. Important Dates
Please put these upcoming dates in your calendar! We will be providing updates as we get them.
  • Monday, February 3, 3:30pm - 5:30pm - Neighborhoods Work Group Meeting
  • Friday, February 7, 8am - 10am - The New Jim Crow Discussion
  • Tuesday, February 25, 3:30pm - 6:30pm - BHC Long Beach Steering Committee Meeting
  • Tuesday, March 25, 3:30pm- 6:30pm - BHC Long Beach Steering Committee Meeting
  • Thursday, April 3, 4:00pm - 6:30pm - Full Hub Meeting!
You can always access our full calendar on our website!


Children Living on the Westside Struggle with Asthma

By CSULB Senior Seminar Reporters Jason Farabaugh, Andrew Spencer and Jami Kiyohara

New America Media’s youth-led VoiceWaves has partnered with the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) to produce content for VoiceWaves.org. The Journalism Senior Seminar challenges students to build on their journalism skills covering diverse neighborhoods throughout Long Beach. The CSULB students will report and produce stories that raise awareness of neighborhood issues and concerns in four Long Beach communities:  North Long Beach, Central Long Beach, Downtown, and the Westside.


Do you have a story for First Person?

What does it take to lead a healthy life? How do we build a healthy community? We know we need good clinics and hospitals staffed by skilled professionals to keep us healthy and treat us when we're not. But it takes a lot more than that. A healthy community has good schools, plentiful park space, healthy food options, minimal pollution, few or no gangs.
Sharing experiences is one way to build a healthier community. First Person is our contribution to that effort: a storytelling project that lets Southern Californians tell their stories about their health – and their community's health. 

Do you have a story for First Person? 

Everything you share will be read by journalists only, and your responses are confidential unless you tell us we may publish them.
First Person is funded by a grant from The California Endowment. 

Table of Contents


West Division Town Hall Meeting
January 30
1550 MLK Ave

Neighborhoods Work Group
February 3
BHC Long Beach Office

The New Jim Crow Discussion
February 7
BHC Long Beach Office

LCFF 101 Webinar
February 7

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: www.bhcamericorps.org or contact Kendra Jennis, AmeriCorps Facilitator at kjennis@csulb.edu.

Upcoming Community Events

LCFF 101 - How School Funding Decisions Will Be Made in Your Community

This new webinar by Children Now will give you a better understanding of what the current Local Control Funding Formula regulations mean and provide tips for how community groups, educators and parents can participate in the process in their school district. Your participation is critical to making the most of this historic school funding reform.

The webinar will also cover the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) that every school district must complete to ensure accountability, letting you know ways to approach the development of your community’s plan and what information you will need to consider and understand throughout the development process.

Please take our quick pre-webinar survey to let us know what specific information you would like to see covered in this webinar.

Register Now!

LCFF 101: How school funding decisions will be made in your community

Friday, February 7th, 2014
11:00 - 12:00PM PST

45 minute presentation followed by a 15 minute Q & A session.

West Division Town Hall Meeting

On Thursday, January 30, at 6:00pm, Commander Rocchi will be having a Town Hall Meeting to address recent shootings in the McBride Park area.  It will be held at the McBride Teen Center located at 1550 Martin Luther King at 6:00PM.  
West Division Town Hall Meeting 
Thursday, January 30, at 6:00pm 
1550 Martin Luther King

Jose M. Vazquez 
Neighborhood Services Specialist
Long Beach Police Department, West Division 
(562) 570-3461

Bike Ride to the 710 PC Meeting

On Thursday, January 30th, the 710 Corridor Project Committee (open to the public) will be having its first meeting of 2014.

East Yard members and allies are working to ensure that Caltrans includes the Community Alternative 7 in its entirety. You can read more about it here: http://eycej.org/campaigns/i-710/

While there are many aspects of the Community Alternative 7, members will be at the PC advocating for the comprehensive public transit and bicycle element.

Meeting Locations for Bike Ride: 
  1. Westside Christian Church in Long Beach (1594 W. Willow St.) and riding TO Progress Park (Paramount, CA 90723) and back. Gathering in parking lot at 4:30pm. Departing promptly at 5pm. The Caltrans meeting will start at 6:30pm. Estimated return time will be around 9pm. 
  2. Bell Garden High School- Meet at 4pm, depart at 4:30pm. Estimated return time will be around 9pm. 

What to bring:
  • water
  • bike lights
  • helmet
  • sweater
  • reflective gear or extra reflectors if you have them

Map of route from Long Beach:

Map Making 101: Using HealthCity.org

Free Webinar: Map Making 101 using HealthyCity.org 

Thursday, January 30th 10:00am-11:00am

Maps help communities tell stories.Maps help connect the dots between data and people within specific geographic locations. Maps can also reveal unique, place-based issues that quantitative data alone cannot. Maps can also be repositories for community knowledge which can assist advocates, community-based organizations, policy-makers and funders to communicate community needs to a broad audience clearly, quickly and dramatically. In this webinar we will cover map making basics using HealthyCity.org.

You will also learn:
  • How maps are used for research and action
  • Key elements of map design and mapping methods
  • Considerations and best tips for creating effective maps
Register Here

Conferencia Para la Mujer Latina

Se le hace una cordial invitacion a la Conferencia para la Mujer Latina que se llevara a cabo en la Ciudad de Long Beach, el Sabado 22 de Marzo del 2014, de 10:00 am a 3:00 pm., (mas detalles en el volante adjunto), la cual esta siendo organizada por Long Beach Latinos En Accion, con el apoyo de algunos patrocinadores y colaboradores como agencias, hospitales y corporaciones privadas. Pronto se le enviara el volante completo con  todos los detalles y la forma de registracion.
Lleve la voz a otras mujeres en su comunidad, amigas y familiares.
Si esta interesada en darse la oportunidad de compartir con otras mujeres, divertirse y llevar aprendizaje por favor conteste a este correo electronico para enviarle la forma de registracion. [ longbeachlatinosinaction09@gmail.com ]
 Tome en cuenta que es muy importante que llene la registracion.
Cualquier pregunta se puede comunicar al 
562 387 3254 o al 562 313 4672

Attend Inequality for All

Please join the Pat Brown Institute and Cal State LA's Center for Engagement, Service and the Public Good in the Golden Eagle Ballroom for an exciting afternoon as we show the award-winning documentary, Inquality for All, featuring former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich. A panel of distinguished experts on the growing inequality in America will follow the screening.

View the trailer HERE.
Event Program
11:00am - 11:30am - Registration11:30am - 12:00pm - Lunch
12:00pm - 1:30pm - Documentary
1:30pm - 3:00pm - Panel Discussion

Please contact us if you are no longer able to attend

Thursday, February 20, 2014
11:30am - 3:00pm

Golden Eagle Ballroom
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032


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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