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Nonprofit organizations tell a lot about a community. What does a city care about? You can often tell by the nonprofit groups that they support. It’s obvious that Long Beach cares because there is a strong network of nonprofits serving the local community with the help of committed volunteers.
Councilwoman Suzie Price is partnering with Justin Rudd’s Community Action Team to bring the 2nd Annual Touch-A-Truck to Long Beach on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Touch-A-Truck is a free, family event that offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore working trucks of all types and to meet the people who protect and serve the community.
EverythingLongBeach.com recently spoke with Hali Wolf, Founder / president of His little feet Inc, via email. They talked about the inspirations and challenges of running a nonprofit organization in Long Beach. How long has His little feet Inc been around?
7th Street Bridge crosses the Los Angeles River in Long Beach. Photo by Stacey Z. Long Beach has a special relationship with the LA River, as the mouth of the river and its last 10 miles are within the city’s boundaries. William Preston Bowling, Special Projects Manager with the Friends of the Los Angeles River (FOLAR), has spent over a decade working to bring attention to the river, which to many is little more than a concrete-lined flood control channel.
Photo courtesy of Long Beach Heritage Long Beach Heritage offers a unique opportunity to learn about the history and restoration/preservation of one of Long Beach’s greatest historic homes and gardens on Sunday April 10th, 2016 from 1-4pm.
Dr. Gretchen Swanson, Fall Prevention Advisor to The Heart of Ida will speak on “Falls are Personal” at the Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) on Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m.
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.
Runners gather at the Saint Run 2015. This year’s event takes place March 12, 2016. The Saints Run 5K, St. Anthony High School’s annual community run, will kick off on Saturday, March 12th at 8:00 am sharp at downtown Long Beach’s Shoreline Aquatic Park.
Las Damas de la Plaza new Board Members: back row left to right: Bev Cook, president; Sheila Cantrell, vice president; Phyllis Bowles, co-hospitality; and Fran Bylund, event coordinator. Front row left to right are: Nancy Eilers, co-treasurer; Nell Kariger co-hospitality; Yolanda Benavidez.;nominating chair; Mary Eickenhofer, membership chair and Christy Roeber, historian, press, photography.
Long Beach Rescue Mission hosts their 2nd annual gala, Believe In a Miracle: Your Light Matters, on Thursday, December 10 at the Hilton Hotel on Ocean Boulevard. The purpose of the event is to raise funds in support of their year-round programs serving the homeless and hurting in Long Beach, which provide emergency shelter, warm meals, job training, and spiritual counseling.
The Arts Council for Long Beach recently added an exciting new opportunity to its roster of grant-giving: the Risk and Innovation Grant. The $5,000 grant provides an opportunity to bring innovation to our communities through arts-based problem solving.