Race and income do not determine one's future in Long Beach--it's a community where everyone is safe, connected, and healthy.


To create a healthy Long Beach with low-income communities of color by building community knowledge, leadership, and power.

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     Long Beach, CA 90802

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What We Do

We Count Long Beach


Los Angeles County is the hardest-to-count county in the United States, and it will take a broad, collective effort to ensure a fair and accurate count in the 2020 Census. An undercount could result in the loss of congressional seats, billions of dollars in federal funding for our state and local communities, and unfair political representation since census counts are used to draw political districts at the federal, state, and local levels.

Join the We Count campaign


The We Count LA campaign is a comprehensive outreach and communications campaign made up of community based organizations committed to promoting census participation among Los Angeles County’s diverse communities. As part of the regional efforts, We Count Long Beach is comprised of local community-based organizations that represent the wide demographic and geographic expanse of the city. Sign up to volunteer today!

Join the LA Regional Census Table


Long Beach Forward is proud to partner with Advancement Project California and other organizations across LA County as a regional convener for the Los Angeles Regional Census Table (LARCT), a group of community-based, nonprofit organizations dedicated to reaching hard-to-count populations in the upcoming decennial census. 


Through the LARCT, organizations are able to share knowledge and resources, as well as coordinate outreach efforts with each other and government agencies, especially the County and City of Los Angeles. The next LARCT meeting will be in January 2020. For more information, sign up for email updates here or contact James at james@lbforward.org

Learn more about the 2020 Census

Resources from Past LARCT Meetings

Resources from the Federal level (United States)

Resources from the State level (California)

Resources from the County level (Los Angeles)

Resources from the City level (Long Beach)