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Long Beach Partners

Steering Committee

The BHC Long Beach Steering Committee is made up of Adult Community Members, Youth and Community Based Organizations. This body of 21 individuals is the core leadership of the BHC Long Beach initiative and is responsible for:
  • Supporting effective implementation of the BHC Long Beach Community Action Plan.
  • Ensuring that implementation of the BHC Long Beach Community Action Plan is accountable to the community.

Hub Host Team

This group of individuals is the core team that assists with the facilitation, logistics, strategic planning for technical assistance and official liaison with the community and The California Endowment. This group is ultimately here to assist in making Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach successful in the years to come.


VoiceWaves is a Long Beach Youth-led journalism and media-training project. The eight youth, ages 16-24 are learning to report, write, and create digital media content. Their journalism reports will raise awareness of neighborhood health issues and activate community action in Central and West Long Beach.

American Heart Association Teaching Gardens Program

The American Heart Association Teaching Gardens Program is part of the organizations effort to dramatically change the way Americans eat and think about food. The program is just one of several strategies the American Heart Association is employing to reach its aggressive Health Impact Goal: to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020. Aimed at elementary school students, the American Heart Association Teaching Gardens program provides hands-on learning experiences. It is a real-life laboratory where students learn how to plant seeds, nurture growing plants, harvest produce and ultimately understand the value of good eating habits.

The Long Beach Time Exchange

The Long Beach Time Exchange is a time banking community, where members use an alternative currency called time credits to exchange skills and services.

Members earn one time dollar for each hour that they help others, and spend one time dollar for each hour that they receive a favor, service, or lesson from another. In the process of completing time exchanges, we learn new skills and uncover our gifts, make new friends work to create sustainability for ourselves, and our great city.

BHC AmeriCorps Program

Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) and The California Endowment (TCE) are administering a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service to establish a statewide program through which AmeriCorps members provide high-quality mentorships to disadvantaged youths in 10 regions throughout California. The statewide mentorship program leverages the resources of TCE's 10-year groundbreaking initiative, Building Healthy Communities, in which TCE will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years in 14 underserved, geographically and ethnically diverse communities. The program will be implemented in schools and/or at community-based agencies depending on the local mentor structure.