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BHC & GRID Alternatives Bring Solar Energy to Central Long Beach

  On Saturday, October 4th, two Long Beach families in Central Long Beach received solar energy systems and decades of clean, affordable power, thanks to the result of a collaboration between Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach (BHC) and GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles (GLA). With the help of over 35 community members and local elected […]

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City Council Approves Partial Funding for Language Access Policy

After 6 straight weeks of organizing residents and speakers to attend budget hearings (including Budget Oversight Committee (BOC) and City Council budget hearings), the Language Access Coalition achieved a victory by winning money in the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget to fund the City’s Language Access Policy.  In 2013, the Language Access Coalition was successful in getting the City of […]

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Protect our Air Quality by Joining the A-Team

The Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma (LBACA) is now recruiting community residents for the A-Team! LBACA’s new Community Outreach Liaison, Laura Cortez, will be coordinating all efforts on behalf of the A-Team. What does the A-Team do? The A-Team assesses the environment using special tools and is exposed to trainings, personal, and professional development […]

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VoiceWaves Announces Their First Tri-Lingual Publication

VoiceWaves is proud to announce they will be introducing the inaugural issue of their community wellness print publication on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Three years ago New America Media launched VoiceWaves, a youth-led community news website dedicated to engaging local young people in journalism, amplifying the voices of Long Beach residents, and shining a light on the health […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Choose Health LA Kids Parent Group

    October 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  2. 2014 Annual Beach Walk

    October 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Yes on Prop 47 Precinct Walk

    October 25 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm