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Bringing to Light the Struggle of Cambodian Immigrants and Their Families

April 17, 2015 will mark the 40 year anniversary of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia, which ushered in a four year reign of terror in which 2 million Cambodians died (approximately 25% of the total population).  Those who survived experienced extreme deprivation, total breakdown of family and societal functioning, escape through mine-laden jungles, displacement […]


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 […]

LBACA Recruitment

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 […]

Upcoming Events

  1. KGA School House of Horrors

    October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Friend Fest

    November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Neighborhoods Workgroup

    November 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm