Support People Power During Long Beach Gives on 9.19.19

Long Beach Forward works to create a healthy Long Beach with low-income communities of color by building community knowledge, leadership, and power. We do this because everyone should be able to live a healthy life and have a voice in society, and oftentimes low-income communities of color have been left out of the decision-making that impacts their lives. This is why we support the Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach (BHCLB) initiative to make health happen in Central and West Long Beach. 


Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach brings people, organizations, and decision-makers together to create health and opportunity for all. Our work is made possible because of our community’s ability to form alliances and work together to ensure neighborhoods facing poor health, unsafe streets, and air pollution can become places where all people can thrive. This requires addressing all the barriers to health and opportunity in our environment, schools, and community through changing laws and policies. 


We’ve achieved several triumphs and strides toward progress over the past 9 years, but we need your help in sustaining our movement. Long Beach Forward will join over 75 nonprofits in a citywide day of giving through “Long Beach Gives” on 9-19-19. Our fundraising efforts will support the collaborative efforts of Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach, highlighting each of the campaigns below and how they work together to create a healthy Long Beach. These campaigns include: 


Your donation to Long Beach Forward and Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach on this giving day will directly support leadership and organizing skills of youth and adult residents; increase the resources that residents and community groups have access to; and foster meaningful engagement with decision makers. To be part of this historic day, follow and share our posts on social media and save the date for Long Beach Gives on 9-19-19!

Join the Online Conversation with #LongBeachGives 

Leading up to the giving day, we're sharing stories of people power in action within our communities and want to hear how you connect with our work to build a safe and connected Long Beach! We'll also be highlighting several community partners participating in this historic day. Don't miss any of our posts by following us on social media at @movelbforward and @bhclongbeach.