Long Beach Boys and Girls Club

More Than 1,000 Kids to Receive Backpacks and School Supplies, Saturday

National Make A Difference Day Councilmember Al Austin and the Andy Street Community Association are joining together to help more than 1,000 kids get ready for the start of school. On Saturday, schoolchildren are scheduled to receive backpacks filled with school supplies, as well as free haircuts, health screenings and free food at the “Back to School Summer Blast.” During the event, there will also be an opportunity for community members to provide input on what they would like Phase II of Davenport Park to look like.

Congresswoman Sanchez & LBCC Partner for Young Entrepreneur Academy

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez Congresswoman Linda Sanchez Long Beach City College is teaming up with Congresswoman Linda Sanchez’s office for the Young Entrepreneur Academy, a program to support the Boys and Girls Club and the Long Beach Community Action Partnership (LBCAP).

Payless Shoe Source Teams With The Boys and Girls Clubs of Long Beach to Provide Free Shoes to Kids

Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach The Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach has been selected by Payless ShoesSource to be a part of the company’s “Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids Holiday Giving Program.” Coupons for free shoes will be distributed to selected members of the Club (based on financial need).

Long Beach Doctor Walks 50 Miles to Raise Funds For Long Beach Boys & Girls Club

Dr-Uba-walk-th Doctor Grant Uba Photo from Jessica Pollack It is the end of mile 47 of his 50-mile fund-raising walk and Doctor Grant Uba is maintaining the same pace he has been walking for nearly 12 hours. With a broad smile and friendly demeanor, he greets the last of the walkers who join the last few miles to keep him company.

Port Grants $4.7M to Schools, Youth Centers for Cleaner Air

long beach port grants for schools Port of Long Beach officials have kicked off the first round of a new community grants program with approval of $4.7 million for 73 projects designed to improve air quality for Long Beach children. The grant program helps schools, day-care centers and other youth facilities to install air-filtration systems and additional improvements that can control pollutants.

Volunteers will Repair Eastman Boys and Girls Club on ‘Make A Difference Day’

make a difference day long beach Approximately 100 students and staff from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), along with members of the non-profit organization Rebuilding Together Long Beach, will help repair the Eastman Facility Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach during the 20th annual national Make A Difference Day on Saturday, Oct.

Port Awards $4.7 million to Schools, Youth Centers

money-stacks Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association Grants Grants for air quality-improvement projects announced Port of Long Beach officials kicked off the first round of a new community grants program Monday with approval of $4.7 million for 73 projects designed to improve air quality for Long Beach children.

Nonprofit Spotlight: the Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach

Don Rodriguez, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach and Mickey Mouse. Don Rodriguez, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach and Mickey Mouse. EverythingLongBeach.com recently spoke with Don Rodriguez, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach, via email.

John Kashiwabara, first Japanese-American Harbor Commissioner, dies at 88

john-kashiwabara Dr. John Kashiwabara, who served on the Port of Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners from 1996 through 2002, has died. He was 88. Dr. Kashiwabara was a family physician whose active civic involvement included Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach, the 49ers Athletic Association, Long Beach City College Foundation, Long Beach Century Club, the Downtown Long Beach Lions Club, The California Conference for Equality and Justice, the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Committee.

50 Boys and Girls get a chance to Shop with a Cop

shop-with-cop More than 50 children from the Boys and Girls Club Long Beach arrived at Wal-Mart in Downtown Long Beach Nov. 14 with smiles as Long Beach Police Officers helped them shop for free school clothes and supplies at the Long Beach Junior Chamber’s 15th annual “Shop with a Cop” event.

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