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On October 3 & 4, BHC Long Beach will be hosting the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) for a two-day training on Conflict Management. This training is made possible through the technical assistance with The California Endowment for Building Healthy Communities. 

Conflict Management Training
October 3 & 4
9:00am - 3:30pm

First Lutheran Church
905 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA

NCRC teaches an easily learned, structured process to key community members, who can then effectively address and resolve the conflicts that occur every day in their neighborhoods, workplaces, organizations and families.

To enroll in the training, contact:
Marc A. Meyer
619-238-2400 ext. 225

Flyer in English
Bolante en Espanol

El 3 y 4 de octubre, BHC Long Beach invita el Centro de Resolución de Conflictos Nacional (NCRC) para facilitar una entrenamiento de dos días sobre manejo de conflictos. Este entrenamiento se hace posible a través de la asistencia técnica con The California Endowment para Building Healthy Communities.

Entrenamiento Sobre Manejo de Conflictos
3 y 4 de Octubre
9:00am - 3:30pm

First Lutheran Church
905 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA

Enseñamos un proceso estructurado y fácil de aprender a miembros de la comun- idad, quienes después pueden efectivamente resolver los conflictos que ocurren todos los días en sus vecindarios, lugares de trabajo, organizaciones y familia.

Para inscribirse en el curso contacte a:
Marc. A. Meyer
619-238-2400 ext. 225

Bolante en Ingles
Bolante en Espanol


Palacio De Long Beach Partners with Voicewaves

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VoiceWaves and Palacio Magazine have begun production on "Re-Imagining Diversity in Long Beach," a one-hour special edition of NewsLongBeach set to air on the Public Access Digital Network (PADNET). The program will feature studio interviews with Long Beach residents who have witnessed the internationalization of the city over the years. Palacio Magazine Publisher and Editor Andrea Sulsona will host the special.


State Adopts Resolution Honoring Trayvon Martin

California is first state in nation to initiate development of comprehensive policy agenda to improve health, education and success for young men of color

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - As a tribute to Trayvon Martin, the California State Legislature adopted a resolution today calling on the State of California to take action to ensure a more successful future for the state’s boys and young men of color.   

“All people, regardless of the color of their skin, should be able to enjoy the basic liberties that many of us take for granted, including the freedom to walk down the street,” according to the resolution, introduced by Assembly member Stephen Bradford (D-Los Angeles). “All people should be judged by the content of their character and their actions, and not by the color of their skin.” The resolution can be read here: bit.ly/HouseReso23.

Young people from across the state came together to create a two-minute video version of the resolution that can be seen here. http://youtu.be/SDdLV-VdfF8

Recognizing that the Trayvon Martin tragedy epitomizes the unique hardships and trauma facing young people of color, the resolution urges the California Assembly’s Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color to continue advancing a legislative agenda specifically focused on improving the lives of this population. This includes developing policies that help keep boys in school and prepare them for the workplace.



Environmental Health Work Group
September 12th
BHC Long Beach Office

ObamaCare 101 Webinar
September 13th

Parent University Meeting
September 18th
BHC Long Beach Office

Leaders in Organizing
September 21st
MHA Village

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

Restorative Talking Circle Series
September 18:  1st Dialogue: Black Caucus--all community members who identify as Black/African American are invited to come to this first talking circle to express any and all feelings, thoughts & ideas about this issue.

September 25:  2nd Dialogue: All community members are invited to come together to explore the question, "What does solidarity look like?" around the issue of continued violence agains young people of color.

October 2:  3rd Dialogue: All community members are invited to explore the question, "What does justice look like?" for Trayvon Martin. Trayvon's family, George Zimmerman, and communities of color.

October 9:  4th Dialogue: All community members are invited to come together in dialogue about what we as a community can do together.

All sessions will be held from 6-8:00pm at
Jordan Plus High School
171 Bort St., Long Beach, CA 90805
Food and refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP or contact Kimmy Maniquis for more details
at 562-435-8184, or kmaniquis@cacej.org

What Can Housing Counseling Agencies Do For You?
Agencias Asesoria de Vivienda: Que pueden hacer por usted?

"What Can Housing Counseling Agencies Do For You?"/
"Agencias Asesoria de Vivienda: Que pueden hacer por usted?"
Tuesday, September 24, 2013/ Martes, 24 de Septiembre
Conference Call #: 1-800-260-0718/ Numero de llamada: 1-800-260-0718
Access code: 300833/ Codigo de acceso: 300833
Join the HUD Center for FAith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships for a conversation in Spanish with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Housing Counseling. You will learn more about the Office of Housing Counseling, the types of services offered, how your organization can become a HUD approved housing counseling agency, and how to get assistance from local housing counseling agencies to assist your community members. /
El Centro de Alianzas Religiosas y Comunidades del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarollo Urbano (HUD) de EE.UU., les invita a converser en espanol acerca de la Oficina de Consejeria de Viviendas de HUD. Esta oportunidad les ofrecera mas informacion sobre la Oficina de Consejeria de Viviendas y los servicios disponibles. Tambien se halara sobre el proceso para obtener asistencia de agencias locales para asistir a sus miembros comunitarios.
To register, send an email to partnershipsregistration@hud.gov/ Para registrarse, envie un correo electronico a partnershipsregistration@hud.gov.
Please Include the Following: / Por favor envie su:
Name / Nombre
Title / Titulo
Organization Name / Nobre de la Organizacion
Address, City, State, Zip Code / Direccion, Ciudad, Estado, Codigo postal
Phone Number / Numero de telefono
Email Address / Direccion de correo electronico

ObamaCare 101

ObamaCare 101: An Educational Training on the Affordable Care Act

Medicaid Expansion Webinar
The webinar will educate people about upcoming changes to California's Medicaid program known as Medi-Cal.
Friday, September 13, 2013
1:00pm- 3:00pm
Register Now

Covered California Webinar
The webinar will educate people about California's Health Insurance Exchange known as Covered California.
Friday, September 20, 2013
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Register Now

Seguridad en tu Bicicleta

Clases de seguridad para bicicletas patrocinadas por Metro
Domingo, 29 de Septiembre
3:00pm - 6:00pm
First Lutheran Church
905 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
En collaboracion con Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition y Building Healthy Communities.
La clase inclue:
  • Derechos y reglas de ciclistas
  • Manuales y guias para la segurida en bici
  • Parches, mapas, y luces
  • Un recorrido de la comunidad
Los Primeros 12 participantes que enscriban y llegan con bicicleta recibiran gratuito:
  • Casco y un par de luces!!
Para enscribir y mas informacion contacta: Laura
562-204-6333 / lmerryfield@lbirc.org
Community Legal Clinic & Health Fair


WSLB 7th Annual Candlelight Vigil

On Friday, October 18, 2013, WomenShelter of Long Beach will host its 7th annual Candlelight Vigil. We want to invite you to join us in making 2013 our most impactful year. Last year, over 300 people from all over Long Beach and LA County participated in our walk.
The Candlelight Vigil engages community members, elected officials, businesses and students in making a social statement as a visible means of protest against domestic violence. This powerful event plays a critical role in educating the public about the dramatic effects of domestic violence in our local community.

When: Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:00pm
Where: Meet at the old Acres of Books lot (3rd St. between Long Beach Blvd and Elm Ave.)
Why: Walk in honor of domestic violence survivors and in the remembrance of those who have died at the hands of someone they knew
Supported by: LBPD Police Chief's Women's Advisory Group, The City of Long Beach's Human Dignity Project, and other local partners.

This year's event will expand to include a free post-Vigil education event to be held at the ArtExchange, an innovative visual arts center in the East Village Arts District of downtown Long Beach.

To sponsor or register, click here!

For more information, visit: www.womenshelterlb.org
Justice on Trial a Film Festival

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Los Angeles will be the site of the first ever annual film festival devoted exclusively to films exposing grave defects in the American criminal justice system. The festival arrives at a time of tremendous national ferment and momentum for progressive change. The U.S. Attorney General is calling for a new look at sentencing practices and California is undertaking the broad implementation of public safety realignment. Even more moderate elements of conservative political community are pushing back in opposition to the high rate and runaway costs of mass incarceration.

"Justice on Trial" is the name of the two-day affair; scheduled for October 20-21 at Loyola Marymound University (LMU) Michelle Alexander will be the keynote speaker during the festival's first day. The second day's featured speaker will be Ethan Nadelmann, JD, PhD, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. The Festival coincides with LMU's annual Bellamine Forum, which will explore this year's theme of "Restorative Justice."
Justice on Trial Film Festival
October 20th and 21st

Loyola Marymount University
1 Loyola Marymount University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Register Now!

For more information, visit: www.justiceontrialfilmfestival.org
Free Computer Classes Offered by YMCA

September Health and Housing Meeting

Grant Opportunities

Meet the Grantmaker: Weingart Foundation
Wednesday, October 16, 2-4pm

The California Endowment
1000 N. Alameda St. Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA 90012
2nd Floor, Suite C

Please join us when we host representatives from the Weingart Foundation for an informative, engaging Meet the Grantmaker event. Eric Medina, program associate at the Weingart Foundation and former Community Partners staff member, will provide us with an overview of the foundation's grantmaking guidelines and initiatives.

With more than $718 million in assets, the Weingart Foundation makes grants for programs in the areas of health, human services, and education, and is one of the few foundations in Los Angeles that provides support for core operating expenses and capacity building.

This is an invaluable opportunity to learn first-hand what grantmakers look for in a proposal, to make a personal connection, and to learn more about Weingart Foundation's funding priorities and guidelines.

Space is limited. Please RSVP here.

Census Data for Grantwriters Workshop
Thursday, October 31, 2-4pm

The California Endowment
1000 N. Alameda St. Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA 90012
2nd Floor, Suite C

Presented by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Census Data for Grantwriters Workshop is geared toward grant writing professionals and individuals interested in learning the basics of using census data in grant proposals and applications. Workshop participants will learn where to locate and how to present census data to help build an effective case for project funding.

Attendees will "learn by doing" and are strongly encouraged to bring their own notebook computers to access census data and government grant writing resources during the workshop.

Space is limited. Please RSVP here.


Expanding Coverage: News and Information to Enhance Community Health
How can journalists and foundations collaborate to deepen and improve reporting on underserved communities? The USC Annenberg School of Journalism program in collaboration with The California Endowment, the Wyncote Foundation and Media Impact Funders, convened 75 leaders from both fields to create this new ebook as a resource.
Download a copy here.

Regional Analysis Workshop Documents and Resources
We are happy to announce that the Updated Regional Profiles are now available for downloading! Based on requests at the Regional Analysis Workshop, data has been broken down by race/ethnicity and gender, new housing statistics and, for most counties, additional environmental justice maps. Healthy City has made all the profiles available for download from its website. Some of the data points will be integrated into its mapping platform.

Healthy City - BHC Data and Mapping Tool
Healthy City Central & West Long Beach Map
HealthyCity.org 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!


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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