The City of Long Beach is being represented by two youth representatives and city officials at a United States Department of Justice (DOJ) National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention in Arlington, Virginia today, along with 14 other cities. In 2014, Long Beach was one of five new cities selected to participate in the event.
Tomorrow, Fostering a Change, an organization devoted to helping foster youth, will officially unveil Lotus House. The house is a home for emancipated foster women that provides mentorship and wraparound services, with the aim of guiding them to a bright future. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, Mayor Robert Garcia and Councilmember Daryl Supernaw will be on hand for the 2:30PM ceremony and ribbon cutting.
The second North Long Beach Assembly of the year was held at Good Tiding’s Church on Saturday and from Bixby Knolls to College Square, community groups, leaders from neighborhood associations and district sponsors were all in attendance, eager to hear about what’s to come on the north side.