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1 Agency Contacts: Darick J. Simpson Executive Director (562) Long Beach Community Action Partnership Marisa Semense Community Advocacy and Family Services Energy Services (562) Lisa Mastramico Public Access Digital Network (562) Tricia Heath Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (562) PROGRAM OVERVIEW Maeve Milstead Youth Programs (562) Robert Osborne Chief Financial Officer (562) Stephanie Milano Development Director (562) Ashley Mitchell Human Resources Director (562) Other Ways To See LBCAP: Charter Channel 32 Verizon Channel Long Beach Boulevard Long Beach, California (562)

2 Agency Programs Community Advocacy and Family Services Energy Services Agency Mission 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. Partnerships Leading Active Youth (Project PLAY) Project PLAY at Path Ventures in the Century Villages at Cabrillo (CVC) provides homework assistance, enrichment activities and advocacy training to resident youth. Through positive engagement and creating a community of care, Project PLAY seeks to increase school attendance; improve academic performance; and reduce criminal activity in the neighborhood. Youth ages 5-18, residing at the Century Villages at Cabrillo California State University, Long Beach Catholic Charities Century Housing Long Beach BLAST Path Ventures Doubled the average GPA and eliminated grade retention among attendees Advocated for local air quality improvements with elected officials and railroad companies Implemented community peace program Public Access Digital Network Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Youth Programs After School Education and Safety LBCAP s Spring Street Farm Leadership Academy Mentoring Program Men Making a Change Partnerships Leading Active Youth Mentors Tutors Workshop Facilitators In-kind donations (event tickets, transportation assistance, school uniforms, incentives)

3 Men Making a Change (MMAC) Community Advocacy and Family Services (CAFS) Men Making A Change increases the capacity of young men of color to engage in health-promoting policy advocacy. Areas of interest include the built environment; violence prevention; and economic development. Through civic participation and advocacy, MMAC works to improve health outcomes for minorities while cultivating young leaders. LBCAP partners with local non-profits to enhance and expand existing strengths, assets and resources. By investing in innovative programs and strong program delivery models, LBCAP influences the culture of service provision; supports low-income individuals and families to break the cycle of poverty; and helps guide them to self sustainability. Young men of color ages 14-24, residing in local communities, with household income at or below the United State Department of Health and Human Services poverty guideline The California Endowment Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Long Beach Centro Shalom Californians For Justice (CFJ) 30 Men Making A Change trained to date Represented Long Beach at the White House Advocated to local and national elected officials Piloted a Farm to Table summer lunch program Created a multi-media product line promoting peace and health in the community Individuals and families, residing in Long Beach and surrounding cities, with income at or below the United States Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines Children Today Goodwill SOLAC Mental Health America of Los Angeles Century Villages at Cabrillo Heart of IDA Interval House Mentors Community Outreach and Canvassers Workshop Facilitators $200,000 of annual funding provided to Community Partners In-kind donations (event tickets, transportation assistance, professional attire) In-kind donations (paper, laser printer toner)

4 Energy Services Leadership Academy Mentoring Program (LAMP) The Eastern Los Angeles Energy Assistance Team (ELEAT) helps households decrease their energy burden and provides support in three target areas: 1) Utility bill payments; 2) Weatherization services to improve energy efficiency; and 3) Critical heating and cooling repair/ replacement services offered during severe weather emergencies. The Leadership Academy Mentoring Program is an innovative personal and career development program that encourages youth to become positive contributors to their community. LAMP provides leadership training; tutoring; team building; job training and internships; life skills; and college/career exploration. Low and moderate-income individuals and families residing in Eastern Los Angeles County Some additional services available to households in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties Azusa Light and Water City of Norwalk Senior Center City of Pomona Community Resource Center in Whittier Resident Advisory Council of San Pedro San Gabriel Work Source Center Youth ages 14-24, in local communities, with household income at or below the United States Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines Dwight Stuart Youth Fund The GRAMMY Museum and GRAMMY Foundation Long Beach Unified School District The California Endowment Building Healthy Communities Long Beach 85 of 115 interns have obtained employment after a summer internship PSAs and other content produced for Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, Leadership Long Beach and other community groups $16.3 million invested in low income communities 55,000 households provided with utility assistance 2,400 homes weatherized and repaired Instrument/Voice Instructors Media Arts Instructors (videography, graphic design, music, commercial art and photography) Tutors for community outreach In-kind donations In-kind donations (event tickets, transportation assistance, professional attire)

5 LBCAP s Spring Street Farm Public Access Digital Network (PADNET) Long Beach Community Action Partnership s Spring Street Farm is a 1.5 acre urban, organic teaching farm made possible by the generous use of vacant land by the Salvation Army. The LBCAP Spring Street Farm mitigates blight and boasts row farming; demonstration plots; a farm stand for produce sales; a chicken yard; and a rain garden. The Long Beach Public Access Digital Network cablecasts on Charter Channel 32 and Verizon FIOS Channel 41. PADNET empowers Long Beach residents with quality resources to create and share locally produced news, information and entertainment. We offer production classes, equipment and facilities to our members and low-cost production services to the community. All residents of the Boeing Employee Foundation Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America Cal Heights Neighborhood Association California State University, Long Beach Los Angeles Conservation Corps Lincoln Spring Farms Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network Salvation Army All residents, nonprofits and businesses in the City of Long Beach Charter Communications John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Long Beach Community Foundation Verizon FIOS 250 youth trained Produce and dairy products donated to the Army food pantry on a weekly basis Salvation Corporate and community days of service hosted monthly Farm to Table workshops provided to local schools Station airing live as of August 31, 2012 Media production classes began September members and growing 4-5 hours of produced programming per day Landscapers and garden professionals Community harvesters Corporate day of service projects Producers Directors Production crews In-kind donations (garden supplies) Station operation funding Underwriting for productions and shows In-kind donations

6 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) After School Education and Safety (ASES) The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program helps individuals and families save money by providing free income tax preparation services and access to federal and state tax credits. Trained, certified volunteers prepare current and prior-year state and federal returns at no charge, with expert assistance available for complex returns. The LBCAP After School Education & Safety (ASES) Program helps students and families by providing free after school care. The program provides students with homework assistance, academic enrichment activities to supplement what they learn during the school day, as well as recreation time for students in grades 1-8. Individuals and families in Los Angeles County earning less than $50,000 annually Students attending Alvarado Elementary, Bixby Elementary, Monroe K-8, Marshall Middle School, Lindsey Middle School, or Lindbergh Middle School Internal Revenue Service California Franchise Tax Board Long Beach Unified School District 1,003 California and Federal income tax returns prepared $202,000 in tax preparation fees saved $1,387,000 in tax credits and refunds returned to the community 1,045 students improved their social and physical development and academic skills 50 individuals provided employment 550 parents received free after school child care IRS-Certified Tax Preparers Greeters Translators Volunteer Coordinator Group Leaders In-kind donations (paper, laser printer toner) In-kind donations

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