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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A: 425 Atlantic Ave. 

     Long Beach, CA 90802

T: 562-436-4800

E: hello@lbforward.org

© 2018 by Long Beach Forward, a project of Community Partners


Meet the Long Beach Forward team

Cindy De La Cruz-Brown, MPH | Organizing Director

562-912-7366 | cindy@lbforward.org

Cindy (she/her/hers) serves as the Organizing Director working with parents and organizations on efforts to create an equitable school system in Long Beach. Her role also supports organizing with the Long Beach Language Access Coalition and provides translation services at Long Beach Forward. She believes in civic engagement as a key ingredient to bringing about systemic change and emphasizes the inclusion of underrepresented communities in strategizing and decision-making. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Masters in Public Health and was heavily involved in student organizing. She co-founded an on-campus student group focused on providing opportunities to engage in healthcare education, discussions, and direct actions on a local, statewide, and national level. This led to organizing workers in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern County and nationally around a more just healthcare system. She currently serves as an advisory board member for the California Physicians Alliance.

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