Long Beach Community Action Partnership (LBCAP)
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Issues: Human Services
Location: 3012 Long Beach Boulevard Long Beach CA 90807 USA
We are passionately committed to providing dynamic pathways to self-sustainability for low income individuals and families through advocacy, education, and energy assistance. With our collaborative partners, community resources, and strength-based leadership, we coordinate and mobilize comprehensive training and technical assistance vital to building and sustaining an enriched community.
Geographic areas served: Greater Long Beach
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In the 1960s, as part of the War on Poverty, local "Community Action Partnerships" were created, as places where people could get job skills, help with life needs and generally get a leg up on moving from poverty up into the middle class. Many of the CAPs have faded away, but Long Beach is going strong. Not only do they help train young people in a variety of jobs, but they're also the hub for the city's public access television, thus offering media skills to kids who otherwise would simply get passed over. The CAP has taken up urban farming, growing food on site and selling it twice a week in a homestyle stand. It's a place where the job is to build ladders up to the middle class. Good, caring people, doing good things for ordinary people. I say, five stars.
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