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Latest News


Community based groups receive $10,000 to improve health in West and Central Long Beach

(español abajo) Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach is happy to announce the recipients of the 2015 mini-grant awards to host innovative programming designed to improve community health in West and Central Long Beach. Awarded to informal community groups and non-profit organizations, the BHC Long Beach mini-grants have distributed $46,632 to forty-five projects in West and […]


North Long Beach residents decide on $250,000 in district-wide improvements

(español abajo) In the next few months, Jordan High School will be showcasing a new electronic marquee, Deforest park will receive solar powered lights, and new security cameras will be installed at four North Long Beach intersections. While these infrastructure projects may sound ordinary, these improvements were created, vetted, and voted on by North Long Beach […]

LHC Vote Council

Progress made as community members advocate for local jobs

(español abajo) With rates of unemployment upwards of 19% in Central Long Beach and 10-12% in many other parts of the city, it’s clear that Long Beach needs policies that stimulate job creation and prioritize local residents. Given this reality, community-based organizations, faith leaders, and workforce-development specialists in Long Beach came together to create the Local […]


“Placas: The Most Dangerous Tattoo” debuts in Long Beach April 30-May 2

(español abajo) From April 30th to May 2nd, community members will experience how the power of story can heal communities impacted by poverty, immigration, and violence. “Placas: The Most Dangerous Tattoo” is an original stage play written by playwright and nationally recognized community leader, HBO Def Poetry star, and Oakland based Latino Men and Boys Program […]

Upcoming Events

  1. “Local Hire” Community Discussion – District 9

    July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. BHC Fit: Nutrition Workshop

    July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. “Local Hire” Community Discussion – District 7

    July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm