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(español abajo)  In 2010, The California Endowment invited the Long Beach community to join thirteen other communities statewide in a ten-year exploration of how we can create healthier places for youth and adults to grow and thrive. Over the past two months, organizations and residents came together to celebrate our movement for health equity and look towards the remaining five years of our initiative and imagine the possibilities for change. Read more… Since the early days of our planning in … read more

The news media have reported widely on the Superior Court ruling that may stop the development of the Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) rail yard and its threat to the health of surrounding communities like West Long Beach. Yet, we cannot forget the important role that the voice of the community has played in this struggle to prevent the rail yard next to our homes and schools. My personal story is just one of many neighbors who have been involved … read more

With less than two weeks until local school board elections, roughly 200 students and parents throughout the Long Beach Unified School District gathered at a townhall and candidates’ forum on Saturday to discuss the need for further action and solutions for creating a positive school culture and climate. “Suspension rates are declining throughout the state as more school districts are listening to the growing body of evidence showing that punitive discipline leads to students more likely going to prison rather … read more