“We just kept thinking, we have to keep doing things in his name,” said Haley Steinhauser, Cooper’s mother. “This felt like the right way to do that.”
With her new nonprofit, Brandi Brown-Shock is trying to catch kids and young adults before they fall into chronic homelessness.
Under this new framework, Long Beach Health Department Director Kelly Colopy said her team will now prioritize awarding money to grassroots organizations that are working in communities that have been the most affected by the pandemic.
“People think the goal is to be successful,” Lanez said. “My goal is not to be successful. Success is just the platform in which I help people from.”
North Long Beach has a united front when it comes to pressuring city officials to invest in their community.
“It’s just a blessing,” Williams said of the award, which he received at Long Beach City Hall on Friday.