The event in Admiral Kidd Park will include a live cooking demonstration with chef and “Top Chef” judge Gail Simmons, a tasting stand where guests can try pairing fruits and vegetables with a variety of dips and a “let’s get scrappy” station that will show attendees how to utilize food scraps to regrow produce.
With multiple banners and timelines displaying five sections of approximately 50 items total, including photographs, newspaper articles and other documents, visitors will learn about the history of both the educational opportunity program and the Black Student Union at Cal State Long Beach.
The program began in around 2002 and has served about 35,000 students each year ever since, with the exception of the last two years.
The organization is in early discussions with Miller Children’s Hospital and Harbor UCLA to discuss the future of a Ronald McDonald family room program in Long Beach, an initiative currently in 276 locations across the world, with 144 in the United States.
After spending time planting trees with the grassroots organization, Wrigley is Going Green, and creating a community garden also in the Wrigley neighborhood as part of a two-year pilot project, Kanno knew she wanted to turn more toward the production side, and began scouting properties for a full-scale farm.
In the 40 years since the event began, authors such as Mary Higgins Clark, Lisa See, Barbara Kingsolver, Aimee Bender, Roxane Gay, Isabel Wilkerson, Octavia Butler and Rae Armentrout have attended the festival.
BOSS, or Business of Student Success, began several years ago with one-day events and now offers both summer and year-round programming for about 175 middle school and high schoolers, who are mostly boys of color from the Long Beach Unified School District.
With the goal of providing holistic arts education and meaningful experiences, the organization serves K-12 youth in Long Beach and across LA County, with hopes of expanding further.
For the past 90 years, the Children’s Dental Health Clinic in Long Beach has made a name for itself in a landscape where access to low-cost dental care is difficult to come by.
Although the organization began with programs targeted specifically at young women, in 2010, Khmer Girls in Action piloted its first program for young men. Now, it’s open to not only Cambodian youth, but anyone of Southeast Asian descent attending high school in the Long Beach Unified School District.