We develop hands-on projects and raise awareness of our own behavior in producing pollution. Floatables can impact the community both with severe flooding by blocking drains, causing safety issues and other potential harms. Potential toxins spread among the community's air, soil and water which can be released through photo degradation or direct human dermal exposure. Our goal is to improve and protect local waterways, to educate residents and young people on the negative effects of plastic floatables, cigarette butts, balloons, straws and debris.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Richly diverse in culture, language and history, the Latino Civic Association promotes the beauty of Long Beach and its multi cultural population. The Annual Hispanic Dinner Dance honors individuals and organizations recognizing them for their leadership.
Calls for Comfort &
Caravans for Care
“Calls for Comfort” started with check up calls in Mid March of 2020, asking questions that focused on the Covid-19 crisis and related issues. Once we gained the trust of our members, calls were being answered and members would ask us where to find food & other essential items.
Donations from wonderful neighbors in our community are coming in. Families have received food, baby needs, diapers and Easter chocolate to comfort them. We are still making calls & deliveries through our "Caravans for Care" program. Donations are still welcome.
Census 2020 "Cuenta Conmigo"
Partnered with "The New York Community Trust", LB Latino Civic promoted and encouraged members of the community to fill out the 2020 Census
Our office was a census hot spot as we had Census workers come in to assist potential job seekers to work for the Census Bureau.
"Get out the Vote"
We encourage the community to actively participate in the recovery and advancement of our "City by the Sea". By participating in Voter's Registration/"Get out the Vote" campaign, public outreach programs, town meetings and hiring local interns to help run and support our causes and events. We hope to extend the importance of being a well rounded citizen to our strong community.
Leaders in Victory (LIV)
A college and career readiness intern experience using social justice theory and practice to embolden selected participants as they become empowered leaders in their families, communities and careers.
Free restaurant training program for qualified participants ages 18-24 years old.
A quarterly forum where LBLCA collaborates with a network of allies to discuss information and provide assistance for immigrant families and neighbors in the US.
"Ponte las Pilas"
Through a Community Cafe's interactive exercise, participants will develop a plan for the educational and civic success of their children. All of this is to prepare participants to apply for city run committees and commissions as a first step to becoming integral part of the city.