Long Beach Children Today

Child-advocacy Leaders Endorse Megan Kerr for School Board

Megan Kerr Megan Kerr is running for LBUSD Board. Today, the leaders of two child-advocacy groups based in Long Beach put their support behind Megan Kerr – the candidate for the 1st District school board seat. Dora Jacildo serves as the Executive Director of Children Today, a non-profit that serves Long Beach children and their families who are homeless or involved in the child welfare system.

The Committee of 300 of Long Beach Hosts Charity Fundraiser and Holiday Party

Charity Fundraiser and Holiday Party The public is invited to the Committee of 300’s annual Charity Fundraiser/Holiday Party to be held on, Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at L’Opera Ristorante. This year, the Committee of 300 is proud to support Children Today and Pathways to Independence.

The Ultimate Beach Party at Marina Green Park and Alamitos Beach This Weekend

ultimate-beach-party The Ultimate Beach Party, presented by Alfredo’s Beach Club and a 2011 Long Beach Festival event, benefits Long Beach’s “Partners of Parks.” Both days will be filled with special events, live music from local bands and DJs, food court and beer garden, kid’s interactive fun zone, arts and crafts fair, local artist’s village and Sport Expo.

3rd Annual Children Today 5K/10K Kicks Off The Ultimate Beach Party

children-today-5k The 3rd Annual Children Today 5K/10K walk/run, benefiting the Children Today playhouse programs that provide child care and preschool for homeless kids and families, will kick off the Ultimate Beach Party at 8:30 a.m.

Children Today Provides Free Child Care to Long Beach Kids

children-today-thumb EverythingLongBeach.com recently spoke with Amber Ginsberg, Development Manager of Children Today, via email. They talked about the inspirations and challenges of running a nonprofit organization in Long Beach. How long has Children Today been around?

Taste of the Coast will include more than 40 restaurants

taste of the coast restaurants On August 1, Long Beach Kids Connection will host the 3rd annual Taste of the Coast featuring more than 40 of Long Beach’s favorite restaurants. (See below for a list of participating restaurants.) Guests at Taste of the Coast will enjoy live entertainment including music from Michael Ubaldini Band, Alan Glasband, Golden Sands Chorus and on-site painting by Karen Wall-Garrison.

The Dawn Patrol prepares for 14-hour Swim from Catalina to LB

the dawn patrol swim 2010 What started out two summers ago as a group of guys swimming together in the Long Beach Yacht Club pool is quickly becoming a cultural phenomena that extends outside the pool, into the ocean and now into the local community. Seven local swimmers, known as The Dawn Patrol, will swim the Catalina Channel this summer to raise money for local charities. 

Elana Young inspires judges with her gifts in Long Beach Giving Project

long beach giving project Justin Rudd awards Elana Young's "Giving" spirit. By David Stuursma (David was also one of the Givers in this year’s Long Beach Giving Project) With two weeks and $1000 in their pockets, eight Long Beach volunteers made an impact on the community, each in their own way.

40 Restaurants line the pier for Taste of the Coast

taste-of-the-coast-300x199 The 2nd Annual Taste of the Coast, benefitting Children Today and Long Beach Day Nursery, will be held on Sunday, August 2 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Belmont Veteran’s Memorial Pier. Organized by Long Beach Kids Connection, Taste of the Coast is a Sunday afternoon family event that includes over 40 restaurants, a Beer and Wine Garden, activities for kids, and live music in beautiful Belmont Shore.

A Dialogue About Mental Health and Homelessness in Long Beach

Citywide Count of Homeless The Long Beach Area Coalition for the Homeless is sponsoring the fifth in a series of community dialogues that explore homeless issues in the City of Long Beach. What YOU Don’t See! will focus on issues surrounding mental health and homelessness.

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