Leadership Opportunities


Building community knowledge, leadership, and power is a key priority of our Building Healthy Communities collaborative. Through the free opportunities below, we aim to increase community leadership and authentic involvement of youth and adult residents and stakeholders in influencing decision-making processes.

Boards and Commissions Training

Through this training, Long Beach social-justice leaders learn about the role of local boards and commissions and how they can effectively advocate to and serve on these bodies. Participants will engage in opportunities for learning, networking, placement preparation, and technical support and mentoring. Those facilitating sessions and sharing knowledge and experiences include commissioners from the City of Long Beach and other California cities. For more information, contact Nicole at nicole@bhclongbeach.org.

Long Beach Rising! Leadership Training

Long Beach Rising! Leadership Training is a collaborative project of Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach, Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community, and various community partners to offer a comprehensive civic-engagement program for communities historically marginalized from political processes, including low-income communities. The program includes training on community organizing, alliance building, civic-engagement strategies, understanding power and political analysis, and building strategies to win justice in our communities. For more information, contact Marlene at mmontanez@laane.org.

Parent Committee

The Parent Committee of POW (the Parent Organizing Workgroup of BHCLB) is a parent-led committee supported by diverse community organizations working to lift up parent voice for the success of all students. Throughout the 2016-2017 school year, the committee will work with parent leaders to develop a campaign to improve our schools, develop parent leadership, and build community. For more information, contact Laura at laura@bhclongbeach.org.

People’s Planning School

Organized by the BHCLB Neighborhoods Workgroup, the People’s Planning School is a free program designed for residents to learn critical city-planning tools and skills to improve the physical environment of their neighborhood and organize their neighbors for change. Each interactive class is centered on topics including active transportation, environmental health, violence prevention, healthy and affordable housing, food access, and more. For more information, contact Nicole at nicole@bhclongbeach.org.

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