Center Space Hosts:
The Catalyst Network of Communities is a 501c3 nonprofit social impact organization with three priorities: improving connectivity between people and organizations, encouraging collaboration, and facilitating the sharing of resources. We are a network of about 100 partner organizations and businesses. We operate city by city to help you experience a greater sense of community, collaboration, and citizenship through meaningful relationships. Connect and affect! More at www.gocatalyst.org.
Catalyst has assembled a collaborative team of organizations to host Center space including Long Beach Time Exchange, T’s Space, Leap Frog Yoga, The Narra Project, Team Zumba USA, Shift Long Beach, and the Greener Good Farmers Market. Click here to Meet the Team!
James Johnson was elected to the City Council on June 8, 2010. James represents the 7th District of Long Beach—the most diverse district of America’s most diverse city. More at www.jamesjohnsonlb.com.
Councilman Johnson and his staff have been instrumental in supporting the Center Space project in West Long Beach.
Center Space Sponsors: $5,000+
Building Healthy Communities is a 10-year, $1 billion plan of The California Endowment. In connection with staff-led, statewide policy initiatives, 14 communities, including Long Beach, are taking action to make where they live healthier. They’re doing this by improving employment opportunities, education, housing, neighborhood safety, unhealthy environmental conditions, access to healthy food and more. The goal: to create places where children are healthy, safe and ready to learn. Ultimately, we’re aiming at nothing less than a transformation in the way all of us think about and support health for all Californians. For more information, please visit More at www.calendow.org/healthycommunities.
The Long Beach Community Foundation initiates positive change for Long Beach through charitable giving, stewardship and strategic grant-making. We strive to be the preeminent steward of endowments serving the needs of Long Beach in perpetuity. The Long Beach Community Foundation was originally founded in 1996 as the Greater Long Beach Foundation in collaboration with the Estate Planning & Trust Council of Long Beach, local community leaders, and the California Community Foundation. More at www.longbeachcf.org.
Union Bank understands the foundation for successful financial independence begins with personal finance. We believe individuals, families, and communities, including low- to moderate-income populations, have the right to saving and growing financial assets. Union Bank is committed to fostering economic sustainability in the communities it serves and is an active participant of Bank On, a national initiative to help unbanked residents become banked and join the financial mainstream.
Through the Bank On initiative, Union Bank offers low-cost products, financial education, and financial coaching to unbanked and underbanked consumers from low- to moderate-income communities. More at www.unionbank.com.
For the past three years Long Beach citizens have seen distinctive purple and teal banners in parks with the slogan “Best in the Nation.” The slogan celebrates the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine’s receipt of the Gold Medal Award from the National Parks and Recreation Society to recognize the Department’s outstanding management practices and programs. This simple, yet dynamic statement is a way of letting all City residents and visitors know that one of the best things about their community is the parks, open space, sports and aquatics facilities, beaches, recreation programs and services provided by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. More at www.longbeach.gov/park.
The City of Long Beach has joined the Let’s Move movement to combat child obesity and improve the health of the community. Please join us by participating in the events offered throughout the city. Eat Healthy, Get Active, Learn The Facts, join by participating in the Let’s Move Long Beach movement today! More at www.longbeach.gov/health/letsmovelb.
Community Space Sponsors: $1,000 – $4,999
The Arts Council for Long Beach was established in 1976 by the City of Long Beach to respond to the needs of the growing local arts community and to develop cultural resources. As the city’s arts agency, we function as a private 501(c)(3) organization. The Arts Council receives annual city contracts, as well as support from individuals, corporations and foundations. Our purpose is to organize, encourage and enhance the cultural environment in the City of Long Beach. By supporting the artists in our community, together we create cultural opportunities and experiences for the people who live, work and play here. The Arts Council for Long Beach acts as a coordinating and educational organization to foster, promote, encourage and increase the knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts in the City of Long Beach. More at www.artslb.org.
The Arts Council for Long Beach has supported Center Space: West Long Beach through a microgrant for the Arts & Entertainment Space.