Long Beach Knight Foundation

$50,000 Grant Challenges LB to Be More Business Friendly

grant-money The City of Long Beach has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Knight Foundation and the Long Beach Community Foundation to support a partnership with Citymart. The New York-based firm connects cities with new ideas through “open challenges” that help the city focus on the problems that need to be solved instead of the products they need to buy.

Videos Showcase Local Peace Builders at Season for Non-violence Kick-off Event

Season for Nonviolence 2013 Season for Nonviolence Kick-off event takes place this Sunday with video featuring Long Beach residents. On Sunday, January 27, youth and community leaders will join together for the official kick-off of the Season for Nonviolence 2013 (SNV13).

Journalism Students Use New Media to Raise Awareness in Long Beach

vwthumb Students from the Journalism and Mass Communications Department at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) partnered with New American Media’s youth-led Voicewaves this semester to cover issues in some of the city’s most diverse and economically disadvantaged communities.

The Palace: Renovated Apartment Building Offers New Hope for Emancipated Foster Kids

The Palace apartments for emancipated foster kids The Palace has 13 studio apartments, common areas and ground-level retail space. Life just got better for 13 former foster youth.  Today, Mayor Bob Foster, Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell, 4th District, The Long Beach Housing Development Company (LBHDC), LINC Housing, and United Friends of the Children (UFC) celebrated the grand opening of The Palace, a renovated building that includes 13 apartments for young adults who have aged out of the foster care system.

Producers Forum to Keep Revival of Public Access Project Moving Forward

Producers Forum to Keep Public Access Project Moving Forward Photo by Kin Mun Lee Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) and Long Beach Community Action Partnership (LBCAP) are moving forward with the revival of public access for Long Beach. The Public Access Digital Network (PADNET) being managed by LBCAP will allow locally produced programs to air on local cable channels and through podcasts on the Internet and mobile devices.

Knight Foundation to Promote an Informed and Engaged Long Beach

knight grants for informed and engaged long beach The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced that it will invest up to $2.5 million in an endowed fund to foster an “informed and engaged” Long Beach over the next seven years through Long Beach Community Foundation. The effort is part of Knight Foundation’s national $70 million Community Foundation Initiative, an effort to deepen Knight’s commitment to ensuring that communities are informed about and engaged in the issues and opportunities that face them.

Knight Foundation commits $70M to advance informed, engaged communities

knight-foundation2 The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation intends to invest $70 million over the next seven years to community foundations serving cities and towns where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. The new Community Foundation Initiative will deepen Knight Foundation’s focus on fostering informed, engaged communities.

LB’s Khmer Arts co-founder receives USA Knight Fellowship

sophiline-cheam-shapiro Sophiline Cheam Shapiro (right) teaching dancer Pum Molyta. Photo by James Wasserman Choreographer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro of Long Beach and ceramicist Kukuli Velarde of Philadelphia were named the first two USA Knight Fellows Tuesday night.

Books By Authors releases second anthology of local authors, artists

books-by-authors Book by Authors: North Long Beach Anthology is launching with a release party at Barnes & Noble Towne Center on Monday, October 19 at 6 pm. The public is invited to join writers and artists for an inspiring and moving evening to celebrate the lives and stories in North Long Beach.

Connected Corridor Presents “Howlin’ Blues & Dirty Dogs” Starring Barbara Morrison

jazz-festival Mark your calendars for a performance of the blues musical “Howlin’ Blues & Dirty Dogs” starring legendary blues and jazz recording artist Barbara Morrison as Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, known as the world’s greatest female blues artist.

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