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Language Access Hearing




Is the City doing its job?

Last year in August 2013, community residents were successful in urging the City Council to pss a City-wide Language Access Policy that increased and improved translation and interpretation services for residents in Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog.

Come to this important hearing and let the City know how it is doing in making City Services Language Accessible.

Your Voice Matters!

Help improve the City's Language Access Policy.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
4:00pm - Rally outside City Hall
5:00pm - Language Access Hearing

333 W. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA

In the City Council Chambers, located on the first floor of City Hall.

Sponsored by the Language Access Coalition
For more information, contact Ladine Chan, 

Educated Men with Meaningful Messages (EM3) at (562) 491-9100
Spanish: Jorge Rivera, Housing Long Beach at (562) 444-5197
Tagalog: Alex Montances, Filipino Migrant Center at (562) 438-9515
Khmer: Susana Sngiem, United Cambodian Community at (562) 433-2490

Flyer here
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¿Está haciendo su trabajo la ciudad?

En agosto del año pasado, residentes de la comunidad tuvieron éxito en urgir al Concejo de la Ciudad que pasara una póliza de acceso a lenguaje para toda la ciudad. Esta póliza aumentó y mejoró servicios de traducción e interpretación para residentes en los idiomas de español, camboyano y ļ¬lipino.

¡Venga a esta audiencia importante y asegure que la Ciudad se informe de cómo está haciendo en hacer más accesibles los servicios de la ciudad en todos los idiomas!

Ayude a mejorar la póliza del acceso a lenguaje.

¡Su voz cuenta!


martes 15 de abril 2014
4:00 pm – Rally/Mitin afuera de la alcaldía (City Hall)
5:00 pm – Audiencia pública sobre el acceso a lenguaje


333 W. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA

en la cámara del concejo de la ciudad, ubicado en el primero piso de la alcaldía (City Hall)

Patrocinado Por la Coalición del acceso a lenguaje
Para más información, contacte a 
Jorge Rivera
con Housing Long Beach: (562) 444-5197

Bolante Aqui
 

Local Control Funding Formula Workshop

Monday, April 14th, 4-7pm
Dinner at 7, Workshop 5-7pm

First congregational Church (241 Cedar Ave, Long Beach)
Free Parking in Lot off Cedar & 3rd

Learn about the LCFF and LCAP process and how education funds are spent. Be informed so you can make important decisions at your own school! Connect with other parents and community organizations!

Interpretation and childcare available.
Sponsored by member organizations of the Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach Schools Work Group.
Contact: Laura (562) 436-4800 or laura@bhclongbeach.org

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Taller sobre la formula para el control local de fondos

Lunes, 14 de abril, 4-7pm
Cena a las 4, Taller de 5-7pm

Iglesia First Congregational (241 Cedar Ave, Long Beach)
Estacionamiento gratis por la 3 y la Cedar

Aprenda sobre el proceso de LCFF y LCAP y como se gastan los fondos para la educación. Sea informado para poder hacer decisiones importantes en su propia escuela! Conecte con otros padres y organizaciones.

Habra interpretación y cuidado de ninos. 
Patrocinado por organizaciones miembros del grupo de trabajo de escuelas de Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach.

Contacto: Laura (562) 436-4800 o laura@bhclongbeach.org


 


Table of Contents

UPCOMING EVENTS

Juvenile Justice Work Group
Wednesday, April 9
North Long Beach Christian Church

Population Health Improvement Roundtable
Thursday, April 10
Joan Palevski Center

Nuestra Cultura es Nuestra Riqueza
Thursday, April 10
CSULB

When Health is the Root Cause of Poor Education Outcomes
Thursday, April 10
Webinar

Full Calendar of Events

QUICK LINKS

Community Map
Community Action Plan
The California Endowment
Voicewaves
Long Beach TIme Exchange
C
ommunity Partners

LONG BEACH TIME EXCHANGE


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!
www.lbtimeexchange.com

VOICEWAVES

 

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:
www.voicewaves.org

BHC AMERICORPS

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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.
COMMUNITY NEWS


Upcoming Community Events


IOM Roundtable on Population Health Improvement


The IOM's Roundtable on Population Health Improvement is holding a public workshop on Thursday April 10 in Los Angeles featuring presentations and discussion on how to develop partnerships with communities with the goal of improving population health. The workshop will feature selected speakers from communities across the United States who have taken steps to improve the health of their communities, and include discussion of the potential roles of communities for improving population health. TCE staff and grantees are welcome to participate. 
 
This workshop will be held in the Conference Room at the California Community Foundation's Joan Pavelsky Center for the Future of Los Angeles and will begin at 8:00 a.m. PST, ending at 5:00PM.

Joan Palevsky Center for the Future of Los Angeles
281 S. Figueroa St., Suite 100
Los Angeles, California 90012
 

FY 2015 Action Plan Development

Long Beach residents are invited to the MacArthur Park/Whittier School Neighborhood monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Mark Twain Neighborhood Library located at 1401 E. Anaheim St. in the Community Room.  Free parking is available at the library parking lot. 

Alem Hagos, Community Development Block Grant Coordinator of the City of Long Beach’s Neighborhood Services Bureau will give a presentation on the City of Long Beach’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Action Plan.  The workshop will give an overview of the Action Plan process, how it guides the use of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds in our City, and information on how to review and comment on the FY 2015 draft Action Plan.   
  • Learn how to provide input on the draft Action Plan. 
  • Learn how Housing and Urban Development money has been spent in your neighborhood.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Mark Twain Neighborhood Library (Community Room) 
1401 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach 
 
For more information, please call  Bryant S. Ben at (562) 570-1691 or email bryant.ben@longbeach.gov

Translation will be provided in Khmer and Spanish
 

Best Start Central Long Beach Community Meeting


Best Start Central Long Beach Community Meeting
Thursday, April 17, 2014
4:30pm - 5:00pm - Registration & Dinner
5:00pm - 7:00pm - Partnership Meeting

St. Mary Medical Center
Parr Health Enhancement Center
1050 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813

RSVP: http://clb1-march-may.eventbrite.com or call 213-482-7834

 
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Reunión de la comunidad de Best Start Central Long Beach
Jueves, 17 de abril 2014
4:30pm-5:00pm – registración y cena  
5:00pm-7:00pm –reunión de la  asociación comunitaria
 
St Mary Medical Center
Parr Health Enhancement Center
1050 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813
 
Reserve: http://clb1-march-may.eventbrite.com   o llame: 213.482.7834
 

The Studio Grand Opening

 
 

Community Health Workshop

City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Community Health Workshop
"Helping Long Beach Mothers and Babies be as Healthy as Possible"

Data and Information on the Current Health of Mothers and Babies in Long Beach and a Discussion on Ideas to Improve Health
Presented by: Pam Shaw, RN, Public Health Nurse
Maternal and Child Health Director, Long Beach DHHS


Tuesday, April 29
6pm - 7:30pm

(Registration begins at 5:30pm)

Miller Family Health Education Center
3820 Cherry Ave
Long Beach, CA 90807

Light Refreshments will be served

For more information, contact Pam Shaw at 562-570-4208 or pamela.shaw@longbeach.gov

Please RSVP to: shawna.stevens@longbeach.gov or 562-570-7901

Click here to download the flyer.
 

#LA2050Listens

#LA2050Listens
Friday, April 25, 2014
10am - Noon
The California Endowment, Big Sur Room
1000 N. Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

We want to hear your thoughts on what will make LA the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and the healthiest place to live. Meeting participants will discuss the draft goals in order to give feedback to the LA2050 project. Our goal is to ensure member voices, and voices of the community are engaged around the goals, and influence LA2050's activities in 2014 and beyond.
 

Grant Opportunities
 

Weingart Foundation Small Grant Program Webinar

Register Now: Weingart Foundation to Hold Small Grant Program Webinar
 
Thursday May 15, 2014 — 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Weingart Foundation’s Small Grant Program (SGP) (grants $25,000 and under) is a longstanding and important part of our grantmaking. The goal of the SGP is to support the capacity of smaller, developing, and community-based organizations and provide them with access to Foundation support through a streamlined process.

In order to share up-to-date information about how to apply to the SGP and what makes a strong applicant, we will hold a webinar on May 15, 11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. The webinar is intended for Southern California nonprofit organizations with annual budgets under $1 million that are interested in learning about how to apply for a grant through the SGP. Participants will hear from SGP staff about our guidelines and grantmaking process and have an opportunity to ask questions. Space is limited; early registration is recommended.

Please note: To be eligible for the Small Grant Program, a nonprofit organization must be focused on serving low income individuals in the areas of health, human services, or education; have an annual operating budget of $1 million or under (except for those seeking capital funding); and have at least three years of operating history in Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, and/or Ventura counties). For agencies larger than $1 million, click here to learn more about our Regular Grant Program.

For more information and to register for the Small Grant Program webinar, click here.
 

Resources

California District Report Cards

California District Report Cards
Just as students receive report cards to measure their performance and progress in school, The Education Trust – West has developed report cards that grade California school districts on how well they serve their Latino, African-American, and low-income students. We provide grades and ranks to the largest unified districts on four key indicators of student performance: overall performance, improvement over a five-year period, the size of achievement gaps, and college readiness.
 


 Job Opportunities

Project Manager - Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach
Evaluation & Learning Team


Essential Job Functions

Under the direction of the project director, the project manager will be responsible for coordination of a project leading the learning and evaluation activities of the Building Healthy Communities, Long Beach (BHCLB) initiative. Funded by The California Endowment (TCE), central Long Beach is one of 14 communities throughout the state participating in this initiative to help improve physical, social, and economic environments, and thereby promote the health of children and families. The project manager will be responsible for day-to-day conduct of learning and evaluation activities including: assisting in the development and implementation of the BHCLB learning and evaluation plan; implementation of cross-site learning and evaluation activities; instrument development; recruitment and follow-up of respondents; qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis; attendance at BHCLB-related meetings; writing reports and providing ongoing feedback to BHCLB about evaluation and learning findings; participation in training and technical assistance about evaluation and learning; and other project management functions. The manager will also be responsible for working with graduate assistants and/or interns. Incumbent will interface with evaluation and learning team staff, BHCLB staff and local community partners, TCE staff and learning and evaluation staff from other BHC sites regarding planning, procedures, and problem solving. In addition to above duties, incumbent may be responsible for participating in preparation of manuscripts and journal articles.

Download the full job posting
 

How to Apply

Interested individuals should forward their cover letter, resume and completed employment application referencing Position #2250 to CSULB Research Foundation, 6300 State University Drive, Ste 332, Long Beach, CA 90815 or visit our web site at www.foundation.csulb.edu for email instructions.

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HealthCorps

HealthCorps, a comprehensive health education program founded and developed by host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” heart surgeon, and bestselling author Mehmet Oz, is seeking dynamic, proactive, and engaging individuals to teach its school curriculum and coordinate community health education events. Coordinators will be a part of a national initiative launched in response to a drastic decline in the health of our nation. Each Coordinator works with an individual school to develop a tailored edition of HealthCorps, ensuring that the needs of the school community are met. Coordinators teach daily classroom lessons based on the HealthCorps Curriculum, organize and facilitate after school programming, provide staff and parent outreach and hold school-wide and community-wide events. The mission of HealthCorps is to implement an innovative in-school model that inspires teens to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.

Download a copy of the application here.

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The Children's Clinic
Choose Health LA Kids Initiative Coordinator
Choose Health LA Kids Program Staff
 

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
562-436-4800

Rene Castro, Hub Manager
rene@bhclongbeach.org

Ana Bonilla, Hub Coordinator
ana@bhclongbeach.org

Julia Castaneda, Operations Manager
julia@bhclongbeach.org

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www.communitypartners.org
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