On Thursday, February 20th, the California Endowment Board of Directors and Senior Staff spent the day with Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach. The site visit was part of the Board’s three day quarterly meeting and provided the opportunity to highlight the good work that is happening because of BHC Long Beach.
The Board participated in a Toxic Tour and experienced the tremendous environmental justice challenges facing the west side of Long Beach. They were also able to learn more about Restorative Justice and the Every Student Matters campaign by engaging with youth organizers and community organizers.
However, the highlight of the day for many was taking a walking tour around MLK Park with BHC residents and hearing them talk about why they are passionate about change in Long Beach. Many of the board members commented on how they were impacted by the people of Long Beach and their commitment to the work of BHC.
Thanks to those who participated and to everyone who makes BHC so awesome!
Pictures from the walking loop: