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(español abajo) Whether black, white, or brown, the Long Beach community came together across racial differences as we have in the past to overcome barriers to health and justice for all in 2018. From defeating threats to roll back our progress in justice reform to creating new ways to keep families together, Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach and our partners helped ensure Long Beach continues to be a community for all to prosper and thrive. Here are all the major … read more

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

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