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TODAY: People's State of the City 2013

People's State of the City 2013

Join us for Long Beach's People's State of the City 2013!

Last year, over 300 residents came together to the first-ever People's State of the City which aimed to reflect the realities and voices of Long Beach residents.


Thursday, April 11, 2013
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Grace UMC
2325 E 3rd St
Long Beach, CA 90814


This year, we'll:
  • Highlight community organizing victories from the past year
  • Look at issues facing Long Beach residents, including jobs, housing, the safety and health of our neighborhoods, education, the environment, and immigration
  • Connect with each other around a plan to ensure that our voices are heard and represented in Long Beach
*Childwatch and Spanish/Khmer Translation will be provided*

Contact: (562) 396-4552

This community forum is being organized and co-sponsored by a coalition of organizations, including ‘Aikona: Sustainability in Service, Anakbayan, Building Healthy Communities (Long Beach), BHC Youth Committee, The Center Long Beach, California Faculty Association (Long Beach), Clergy Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) South Bay, East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, Filipino Migrant Center, Green Education Inc., Green Long Beach, Housing Long Beach, Khmer Girls in Action, LAANE, LB Area Peace Network, LBCC Civic Engagement Club, LBCC Community Studies Program, LB Coalition for Good Jobs & a Healthy Community, LB Immigrant Rights Coalition, LB Time Exchange, Miguel Contreras Foundation, Men Making a Change. 

BHC Long Beach Discretionary Grants Due April 15th by 5:00pm!


The Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach Discretionary Grants Application is now available online!

Discretionary Grant Application

Discretionary Grant Application in Spanish

What are discretionary grants?
The BHC Long Beach Discretionary Fund was created to: support informal groups, provide an opportunity for learning and development, directly support innovative projects that enhance the ongoing work of BHC and to support community engagement in the BHC target area. The Discretionary Fund will be used to directly support innovative projects that enhance the ongoing work of the BHC initiative as well as supporting community engagement in the BHC target area.

How much can I apply for?
The maximum amount is $1,500.

Does my “Project X” qualify for a BHC Long Beach Discretionary Grant?
Projects must address one of the following prioritized outcomes:

  • Outcome 4: Residents live in communities with health-promoting land use, transportation and community development.
  • Outcome 5: Children and their families are safe from violence in their homes and neighborhoods.
  • Outcome 6: Communities support healthy youth development
  • Outcome 8: Community health improvements are linked to economic development.

Where can I find out more information?
Complete instructions and timeline is available through the survey monkey link here. For any questions not answered on the form, please feel free to contact us at: 562-436-4800 and ask for Rene or Ana.

Remember! All applications are due in by April 15, 2013 by 5:00pm!

MacArthur Park Community Resources and Health Fair

Celebrate Cambodian New Year! 

Saturday, April 13, 2013
10:00am - 2:00pm
MacArthur Park
1321 E. Anaheim St
Long Beach, CA 90813

Kick-off Central Long Beach Walking Loop
9:00am at MacArthur Park Walking Towards a Healthy Community

ENJOY FREE Health Screenings Cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose and much more Information Booths Molina Healthcare, St. Mary Medical Center, Miller Children Hospital, LA Care, and The Children's Clinic

Other Resources: Network for a Healthy California Latino Campaign, un mundo de amigos preschool, Housing Long Beach, Network for a Healthy California African-American Campaign, Centro CHA Inc, Greener Good Farmers Markets, New York Life (FREE Child ID's), Families in Good Health, ZUMBA, POWER 4 Youth, The Childrens Clinic, Neighborhood Resource Center, NCLR/CSULB, Latin American Community Center, El Pueblito, LIttle Mexican Town, Long Beach Public Library, Mark Twain Branch, Long Beach Latinos in Action and much more!


Flyers here: English, Spanish and Khmer

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, stopy 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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