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Neighborhood Meeting on April 3rd, Clear the Clutter with a Neighborhood Garage Sale & Mann Elementary MLK Day Gardens

Rose Park Neighborhood Meeting

Attendees will engage in an active discussion of Rose Park, gather collective ideas and visions for shaping the use of Rose Park.

LBPD Eastside Commander Pennino will provide public safety updates including crime trends and prevention tips. 

Vanessa of Litter Free Long Beach, will discuss citywide cleanups on blocks, alleyways, teaming up with businesses. Interested volunteers will have an opportunity to sign up to participate at the neighborhood meeting. The goal is less trash collected!

Vice Mayor Cindy Allen will provide District 2 updates.

There will be plenty of time for socializing and volunteer sign ups. We will also hand out information for the upcoming Earth Day event and Art in Rose Park starting May 2nd …

Please join us!

Clear the Clutter with a Neighborhood Garage Sale

Sign up to participate in the Rose Park Neighborhood Garage Sale. Rose Park resident Linzy Lusby invites neighbors to participate in the neighborhood garage sale happening on Saturday, April 20th.

RSVP HERE by March 29th to participate! Just collect your inventory and invite your neighbors. Linzy will handle the signage and permits. Questions? Email Linzy at Linzy@theRECol.com

Mann Elementary MLK Day Gardens

Remember the fantastic day of service at Mann Elementary in honor of Martin Luther King Jr? Well, it’s a day that keeps on giving back to our Mann community. On Wednesday, March 27th parents and neighbors harvested another round of vegetables to offer up for free as an afterschool “Farmers Market” at Mann Elementary. The harvest included lettuce, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, snap peas, cilantro, parsley and more! Thank you to all who came out to support the growing gardens at Mann Elementary!

Mann Elementary PTA Members volunteer for the afterschool Farmers Market
Leafy greens, herbs and potatoes line the table at Mann Elementary’s pop up Farmers Market
Parents and neighbors select their produce at Mann Elementary

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.