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BHC partners support raising the minimum wage in Long Beach

(español abajo) As the City of Long Beach explores raising the minimum wage, BHC Long Beach surveyed nonprofit partners and community members to bring their perspective to the minimum wage discussion. A supermajority of the 80 respondents, including 75 percent of our organizational-partner respondents, support the minimum wage increase without exceptions. The support of our […]


Policy Changes Sought in Expanding Economic Opportunities for Residents

(español abajo) This summer’s uptick in violent crime has many searching for solutions. The saying “nothing stops a bullet like a job” seems fitting as community groups organize around policies that would improve Long Beach residents’ access to employment opportunities and higher wages. Raising and Enforcing the Minimum Wage On August 11th, residents packed the […]


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 […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Thanksgiving Dinner at The Center

    November 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Green Terminal Island at City Council

    December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Focus Group on LBPD Body Cameras (Downtown LB)

    December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm