Long Beach Forward

We create a healthy Long Beach so that race and income don’t determine one’s future.



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Conscious Cinema

Free “Conscious Cinema” Summer Film Series Lifts Up Historic Social Justice Lessons and Opportunities for Positive Change through Black-Centered Stories Told on the Screen – Long Beach Community is Invited to Participate in Movie Screenings and Intergenerational Dialogue across City to Deepen Understanding and Awareness around Civil Rights Issues from the Past to the Present

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Our Case Statement
Download our Fact Sheet overview of our work at Long Beach Forward.
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Our Vision
Race and income do not determine one’s future in Long Beach–it’s a community where everyone is safe, connected, and healthy.
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Our Mission
To create a healthy Long Beach with low-income communities of color by building community knowledge, leadership, and power.
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People Power Case Studies

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Power Building in Long Beach

Resident power is a key driver of change, but did involvement in Building Healthy Communities, Long Beach (BHCLB) contribute to leadership development?

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The People's Budget LB Founding Story

Learn about Long Beach’s Budget Advocacy Work Group and The People’s Budget Long Beach founding story in this video case study, published in 2021.

Building Leaders from Within

As a working parent whose first language isn’t English, 48-year-old Lilia Ocampo faced barrier after barrier when trying to support her children in the public school system.

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