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Last month, parents and students from across LBUSD dedicated their Saturday morning to learning about what the school district is doing to close the achievement gap for high-needs students. The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Forum was organized by LBUSD and BHCLB partners including Children’s Defense Fund-California, Latinos in Action, and Success in Challenges, among others. The forum served as a space for community members to interpret and dialogue about the achievement data for different student populations and learn about … read more

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

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