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Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach is happy to announce our sixth cycle of Mini-Grants! Over the past five years, we have awarded grants to 43 projects for a total of $57,542. We’re excited to provide support for community projects that will have a positive impact in Long Beach neighborhoods facing significant health inequities. The BHC Long Beach Mini-Grant was created to: Support informal groups (501c3 status is not required); Provide an opportunity for learning and development; Directly support creative projects … read more
The Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) is violating state law by misallocating more than $40 million of state education funding that is specifically designed to increase or improve services for low-income students, English language learners and foster youth, according to an administrative complaint filed today by Public Advocates, Inc. on behalf of Children’s Defense Fund-California (CDF-CA), Latinos in Action and parents of low-income and English learner students. The complaint asserts that LBUSD is not meeting the promise of equity … read more
Not too long ago I sat in the lobby of a fancy hotel in Oakland’s city center wading through my email inbox before the beginning of a work “retreat” (AKA long meeting). “You are Not Your Performance” read the subject line on an email from Move to End Violence. I was on day 17 of their 21-day self-care challenge and the day’s message started, “In our hectic world, there is often an unyielding pressure to perform in a certain way, … read more