2020 Airport Noise Ordinance Neighborhood Impact Fund
Legal-name: Long Beach Community Investment Company & City of Long Beach Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau
Address: 411 W. Ocean Blvd., Third Floor
City: Long Beach
Organizational-status: Nonprofit, 501(c)3 and Government
Title: President, LBCIC
Tel: (562) 570-6369
Tel-2: (562) 570-6351
Contact-title: Neighborhood Improvement Officer
Contact-tel: (562) 570-6830
Contact-tel-2: (562) 570-6866
Grant-title: Going Green Under the Flight Path
Grant-purpose: Neighborhood Leadership Program Class of 2021 participants will host two environmental themed projects with residents and youth.
How-many-individuals: 45 Neighborhood Leadership Program Class of 2021 participants, 50 youth and 50 adult community participants.
What-is-project: The Going Green Under the Flight Path project will provide an opportunity for Neighborhood Leadership Program Class of 2021 participants to host two environmentally-themed class projects that will benefit residents and youth within the flight path area.
Two Neighborhood Leadership Program Class of 2021 class project teams will host community events utilizing a matching grant of up to $1,000 and leveraging additional community resources to create their projects.
Both class projects teams will host environmental projects utilizing social distancing protocols that will involve residents and benefit the community in the flight path area. One project will specifically focus on training and assisting youth.
How-will-you-succeed: The two class projects will include pre- and post-test surveys for resident participants to complete to document their increased awareness and skills.
Both of these class projects will include opportunities for residents to learn about resources and include contact information for environmental resources and programs available locally.
The class projects will also include a pledge for residents to complete to promise to continue efforts to improve the environment
The projects will also include partners from local neighborhood groups and environmentally themed community groups that Housing and Neighborhood Services has worked with before. These groups may include Cal Heights Clean Team, Wrigley Clean Team, California Heights Neighborhood Association, Wrigley is Going Green, Hughes Green Team, a North LB compost group, a tree planting group in East LB, The Ranchos, Camp Fire project in El Dorado Park South, Boys and Girl Scouts. Class projects could include a partnership with one or more of these groups. These groups will all be invited to participate in these events with the neighborhoods of Bixby Highlands, California Heights, Los Altos and La Marina and share these engagement opportunities with their members.
Funding for the program in past years includes a broad spectrum of community support: Marathon Petroleum Foundation, Orange County’s Credit Union, Laserfiche, the Port of Long Beach, Long Beach Census 2020, Kiwanis Club of Long Beach, Downtown Lions Club, and Union Bank.
Who-are-you: Long Beach Community Investment Company and the City of Long Beach Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau’s Neighborhood Leadership Program (NLP) represent the right partnership to do this work. We work in partnership training residents to engage the community and make a difference. We have over 25 years of experience hosting community events and projects and developing neighborhood leaders to do the same.
The program was created in 1992 to assist residents Long Beach’s most challenged neighborhoods and improve their skills to address needs in their communities. NLP is the only multilingual neighborhood leadership program in the U.S. and is available in English, Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog.
The Mission of the Neighborhood Leadership Program is to provide Long Beach residents with the skills, knowledge and resources they need to make a difference in the quality of live in their neighborhoods.
NLP is supported by alumni volunteers including a team of five Alumni Support Team trainers who serve three-year terms and lead class sessions. Alumni serve as ambassadors to outreach and recruit neighborhood leaders to join the program, on candidate interview panels, showcase neighborhood-led accomplishments during the Day of Discovery tour of Long Beach, and support participants to complete their class projects and events.
NLP class projects have included environmental themed projects along business corridors in West, Central, and North Long Beach in recent years, they have included a community e-waste collection at Houghton Park in North Long Beach, planting trees with Sugar Cove Community Watch and St. Lucy’s Catholic School students, and installing a butterfly garden on the campus of Cabrillo High School in West Long Beach. Class projects are created with the community and include a sustainability component to make a lasting impact after the project has been completed.