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Today as I checked in with Hayley, a Master’s of Public Health intern who is working with Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach this year, I shared my excitement at reinstituting a monthly “development day” for myself and how I’d be working on a new entry for our Executive Director blog series. Hayley responded that she had read my blogs on our website and then remarked, “And then you had a baby.” That pretty much sums it up. The last time … read more
Reeling from the shift in national politics and threats to health and justice posed by the current administration, many Long Beach residents were eager to find a place locally to work toward positive social change in 2017. Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach and our partners provided our community with several spaces to do just that. Here are the major accomplishments we achieved toward our Community Action Plan’s target changes. Community Knowledge, Leadership, and Power Long Beach Rising! organized the sixth … read more
Eleven local community organizations submitted a letter to the City of Long Beach Planning Commission and City Council calling for the passage of the Land Use and Urban Design Element with stronger language regarding equitable density, affordable housing, renter protections, and targeted economic development. The letter details why every Long Beach resident should have the opportunity to live and work in a healthy, thriving, and forward-looking city, and how developing a shared vision of the city’s future is the first … read more