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Martin Luther King JR., Day of Service, Public Mural Program, & Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

Martin Luther King Jr., Day of Service

MLK Day of Service at Mann Elementary

Rose Park and Bluff Heights Neighborhoods teamed up with Mann Elementary for a school and neighborhood clean-up on Saturday, January 13th.

Over 75 volunteers attended the MLK Day of Service at Mann Elementary. Volunteers planted vegetables, herbs and fruit in the school’s planters, participated in clean-up projects throughout the neighborhood, weeded and watered the newly planted Corto Place trees in Bluff Heights Neighborhood. Volunteers picked up 16 trash bags of over 160 pounds of waste collected from neighborhood alleys and around Mann Elementary school.

Volunteers plant fruits and veggies for the MLK Day of Service at Mann Elementary

Special thanks to Vanessa of Litter Free Long Beach and the Clean Team for collecting waste and refuse from neighbors and to the Salvation Army for collecting donations at the event.

The MLK Day of Service also included a discovery walk for kids and positive messaging activities for families. Much appreciation to Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association for providing lunch, and gifting the gardening books and butterfly kits to families. 

Discovery Walk at Mann Elementary
Positive Messaging “Be Kind” Banners at Mann Elementary

We are grateful to all of our volunteers who came out to support and care for our neighborhood in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Let’s continue to see and care for each other and our environment!

Special thanks to The Port of Long Beach for sponsoring this event.

Public Mural Program

Participate in the City of Long Beach’s Public Mural Program survey!  The city has allocated $135,000 to support this program and provided fantastic public facilities for artists to create incredible new mural artwork all around the city. This program is one of the five Creative Economy Grants Programs the Arts Council for Long Beach (ArtsLB) administers in partnership with the City of Long Beach.

Please take a moment to give your input. The survey is available in 4 languages, English, Khmer, Spanish, and Tagalog. For more information, visit the website here: Get Involved! Long Beach Recovery Act Public Mural Program | Arts Council for Long Beach (artslb.org).

Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Expansion Application Now Open

The City of Long Beach launched the application period for the expansion of the Long Beach Pledge, the City’s guaranteed income pilot program. The program provides $500 a month for 12 months to 200 additionally funded households, utilizing $1.2 million in funding to support the City’s upstream homeless prevention efforts. The application is open for eligible residents at longbeachpledge.org now through January 24th at 11:59 p.m.

Apply at www.longbeachpledge.org/apply. Applicants can also reach out at apply@longbeachpledge.org with any questions.

Application assistance is available at the following locations:

  1. Family Learning Center at Billy Jean King Main Library (200 W. Broadway) – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.
  2. Family Learning Center at Michelle Obama Library (5870 Atlantic Ave.) – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays, 2 to 6 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  3. Family Learning Center at Burnett Neighborhood Library – Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  4. The Workplace (4811 Airport Plaza Drive, Suite 120) – Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  5. Future LB (508 W Willow Street) – Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Residents should only apply if they meet all the following criteria:

  1. Households with dependent children and gross household income (before taxes) of 100% or less of the federal poverty level. This number depends on how many individuals are in your household/family unit.
  2. Long Beach residents in the 90802, 90804, 90805, 90806, and 90810 zip code.

MLK Day of Service & FREE Lead Paint Removal Program

Rose Park and Bluff Heights Neighborhood are teaming up with Horace Mann Elementary School for a campus beautification and food drive for the MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 16th from 10AM to 12PM.

If you are looking for an opportunity to serve, connect and have some fun with your community, volunteer with us at Horace Mann!

Enter the campus at the SW corner of 3rd Street and Coronado Avenue.

See the flyers below …

Lead Paint Removal Program

More information HERE at https://www.longbeach.gov/health/inspections-and-reporting/reporting/lead-program/

How the FREE Lead Paint Removal Program Works HERE https://www.longbeach.gov/globalassets/health/media-library/documents/inspections-and-reporting/reporting/lead/how-the-lead-program-works