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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Community LCAP Review Day

    September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Q Films Festival: How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)

    September 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  3. Neighborhoods Workgroup

    September 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm