Legal-name: YMCA of Greater Long Beach
Previous-name: Additional information: Fairfield Family YMCA
Address: 3605 Long Beach Blvd, Ste 210
City: Long Beach
Organizational-status: 501(c)(3) nonprofit
Officer: Alfredo Velasco, President & CEO
ContactName: Leticia Leos
Title: Executive Director
GrantPurpose: To provide day camp for children 5-13 including, but not limited, provide tutoring, literacy and e-learning support and resources to low income children while essential workers are performing duties during the COVID19 pandemic.
Periodoftime: Present through school resuming in Fall 2020.
Audienceserved: Low income children of essential workers.
Demoofaudience: Participants in day
District: Districts 8 and 9; although open to any child 5-13 years old in Long Beach.
1. What disaster recovery service have already been provided? : At the Fairfield Family YMCA, everything we do is guided by our commitment to support our community, and this is even more critical now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the advisement of State, County and City of Long Beach Officials, the Fairfield Family YMCA located in North Long Beach (4949 Atlantic Avenue), closed their health and wellness facility on March 16, 2020 and quickly converted the Y to a day camp center to aid in the childcare need of essential workers in Long Beach. We are working with essential working families currently in our program as well as hospitals, medical centers, grocery stores, LBUSD, city officials, and all that need assistance with finding a safe, secure and fun place for their child to still learn and grow while they are at work. Through a partnership with Christ Commission Chapel Food Service, the Y provides children a nutritious lunch and snack.
2. What disaster recovery service will be provided by this grant? : Upon learning of full school closure for the remainder of the academic year 2019/2020, the Y has identified a continued need for day camp services for families until school returns in August. Beginning April 20th, Long Beach Unified School District families will be accountable to complete Home Learning Assignments with each LBUSD school monitoring students’ wellbeing and academic success. To support Home Learning Assignments and e-learning, the Fairfield Y will offer low income families of essential workers a day camp option that supports e-learning through tutoring, literacy support, homework assistance, and online connection to Google Classroom. Additionally, to support social distancing, 6 feet between every person, the Long Beach Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund Grant would aid in funding technology needed to meet social distancing guidelines. By providing day camp for essential workers, the Y will help children navigate distance e-learning, grow and develop social skills in a safe nurturing environment.
3. What individuals (and/or organizations) will you assist? : Essential workers’ children including but not limited to low income families.
4. What other disaster recovery funds have you received? What amount?: None at this time.
5. What other disaster recovery funds have you applied for?: None at this time.