The mission of Long Beach Forward is to create a healthy Long Beach with low-income communities of color by building community knowledge, leadership, and power.
We asked Long Beach Forward team members Cynthia Howell, Strategic Initiatives Manager and Sevly Sngoun, Research and Policy Analyst the following questions:
Why is working within neighborhoods important?
“Our team works within neighborhoods because we recognize that place matters. When it comes to determining how long you will live, your zip code is more important than your genetic code. Where you live, work, play, and age shapes the economic opportunities available to you, your physical involvement, and what access you have to services.”
What is one thing you want people to know about LB Forward?
“The mission of Long Beach Forward is to create a healthy Long Beach with low-income communities of color by building community knowledge, leadership, and power, so that race and income do not determine one’s future.”
How can residents participate/volunteer?
“Long Beach Forward offers many opportunities to volunteer and contribute to our mission. For information on how to engage in our upcoming event, the People’s State of the City, please visit www.lbforward.org/lbrising. The People’s State of the City is one of the largest community-led gatherings in Long Beach that explores the challenges and opportunities for social change through art, music, and stories from the perspective of working people in the city.”