Long Beach community volunteers
Photo by Barbara Holbrook, EverythingLongBeach.com
The City of Long Beach is looking for volunteers to help conduct its Ninth Annual Bike Count this month. Participants can choose a time and location that are convenient for them.
Power 4 Youth, an academic mentoring program for at-risk middle school students, will be holding a no-obligation information meeting for prospective volunteers on Monday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. The program is looking for adults from all walks of life to meet weekly one-on-one with a youth at Power 4 Youth sites to assist with academic help through building a caring mentor relationship with a young person.
On the heels of National Volunteer Week and most recently Earth Day, City of Long Beach Councilwoman Stacy Mungo hosted Volunteer Day as a call to action for residents, community members and local businesses to partner together on cleanup, painting and tree planting efforts across the fifth district.
Long Beach based Louisa Winter, volunteer for Blessed Generation Children’s Centers which supports and aids 3 orphanages in Kenya, is in the running to receive $10K from KIND Healthy Snacks, and she’s asking area residents for support.
Community volunteers are encouraged to participate in the count of homeless persons in Long Beach on Thursday, January 29, 2015. The biennial Homeless Count, required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), defines the scope of homelessness, both in the community and across the nation, and helps to determine existing resources, identify gaps, and highlight progress toward ending homelessness.
More homeless people, especially veterans, are off the street and in shelters in Long Beach.
“Additional resources and better coordination among our partners are paying off as we continue to help people who find themselves homeless,” Mayor Bob Foster said.
An ambitious project to plant 6,000 new trees in seven years got under way Saturday as community volunteers joined City officials in planting 50 new trees at Silverado Park and adjacent Muir Elementary School on the Westside.
Community volunteers are encouraged to participate in the biennual count of homeless persons in Long Beach on Thursday, January 24, 2013.
The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) conducts the count, which is required by the U.S.
Long Beach Branch NAACP Culinary Arts Gold Medalist, Karina Yepez has won the National Gold Medal in Culinary Arts. The National Competition was held Houston, Texas, July 5 – July 9, 2012 during the NAACP National Convention.
Photo by Jeremy Brooks
On Thursday evening, July 5, 2012, at its inaugural meeting the new Long Beach Central Project Area Council (LB CPAC) officially established itself as an organization, identified an important issue to pursue, and offered its support to a long term project.