Monday, July 20, 2009

YMCA of Greater Long Beach

The YMCA of Greater Long Beach will build strong kids, strong families and strong communities and will contribute powerfully to life in Long Beach and the partner cities we serve. All activities of the YMCA will strengthen the family, and show, by the example of our work, how people of all backgrounds can live together and grow toward their full potential

The YMCA of Greater Long Beach is an Association that welcomes people of all ages, ethnic groups, and religious affiliations to unite in a common effort to put Judeo-Christian principles and values into practice, through programs that develop healthy spirit, mind, and body for ourselves, our families, our children and community.

Fairfield Family YMCA
Victor Dominguez, Executive Director

Downtown Community Development YMCA
Bob Cabeza, Executive Director

Los Altos YMCA
Kristine Drinovsky, Executive Director

Los Cerritos YMCA
Jeremy Echnoz, Executive Director

Weingart-Lakewood Family YMCA
Jason Hagensick, Interim Executive Director - Chief Operating Officer

YMCA Camping Services
Jeff Darling, Executive Director

Ugandan Lambs

In November of 2004, Ugandan Lambs was
started in response to the needs represented within one
extended family…the family of Sam and Ruth Sebabi.

Sam and Ruth were born and raised in Uganda, and the AIDS epidemic has deeply affected their lives. As sisters, brother, cousins and in-laws began to die from AIDS, the Sebabis found themselves sole providers for all the children left behind. The burden became too great for them bear alone. Ugandan Lambs was established to help provide for the needs of these children, and move them toward independence and a hopeful future. Originally, Ugandan Lambs began with 25 children. Today, there are 58, ranging in ages from 4 to 20.

Uganda began to document its first AIDS cases in 1982, calling the
disease “slim” for its skeleton-producing effects upon the body. Scientists believe that this region of Africa, around the area of Lake Victoria, was where HIV first began infecting humans. To date, over 1.6 million Ugandans have died from the disease, and another one million are living with HIV.

Today, Uganda is widely hailed as Africa's AIDS success story. In 1992 it had a 16 percent rate of infection; by 2003 it had dropped to 4 and 6 percent. The turnaround is widely attributed to President Yoweri Museveni, who spoke out early and often about the disease, and a homegrown grassroots campaign from ordinary Ugandans to care for the sick and educate the healthy. However, even as HIV/AIDS statistics begin to recede, the situation for the children left behind by the disease worsens by the day.

Julie Schumacher, Director
Phone: 562-595-6881, ext 232
Mailing address: 3590 Elm Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807

The Steel Magnolias

To raise funds and to promote goodwill and the public’s awareness of the needs and services of the Stramski Children’s Developmental Center.
By raising funds, through a variety of events and projects, the Steel Magnolias support the Geraldine A. Stramski Children’s Developmental Center, located in Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach, California.

The Stramski Developmental Center is a special needs center created to help children and families deal with conditions like autism, cleft lip and palate, learning problems, mental retardation, developmental delays and birth defects. The center also has a sleep disorders and international adoption clinic. For many of these children their conditions are invisible, serious and life-long and they face almost insurmountable challenges. Very few of these situations are “quick-fixes” and require numerous visits and extensive pre-consult and post consult work. Children need advocates and for many of our patients, parents are not effective in this role primarily due to cultural, educational and language differences. The Stramski Center fills this gap by facilitating access to services and monitoring progress. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the center is able to provide individualized care to help children reach their optimum potential.

please contact the Steel Magnolias at

The State of The Art Project

The State of Art Project is devoted to nurturing the imagination of our youth to influence positive and sustainable change.

Founded in 2006, The State of Art Project is dedicated to providing Media Arts education to the youth of Long Beach. With art programs being cut in our, access to this education becomes limited. TSOAP affords our youth the opportunity to explore Photography and Filmmaking and provides the necessary tools to do so. Students use industry-standard software, including Adobe and Apple products and are taught in an interactive and collaborative style.


mailing address:

The State of Art Project

553 Olive Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90802

The Childrens Clinic

The Children's Clinic, Serving Children and Their Families' mission is "to partner with parents and the community to provide quality health care services and health education and promotion to needy children and families".

Long Beach, population 461,522, is the second largest city in Los Angeles County (LA County) and the fifth largest in California. It has one of the most diverse urban populations in the country.

  • 65% minorities, 60 different languages and 41 different cultures
    • 35.8% are Latino or Hispanic
    • 33.1% White
    • 14.9% Black or African American
    • 13.2% Asian or Pacific Islander
    • 0.8% American Indian or Alaska Native
    • 2.3% other

Long Beach has the largest population of Cambodians outside of Cambodia.

The Children's Clinic, Serving Children and Their Families
(562) 933-0400

The Vasek Polak Children's Clinic Family Health and Wellness Center

(562) 366-5900

The Children's Clinic Family Health Center in North Long Beach at Hamilton Middle School
(562) 531-7284

The Children's Clinic at International Elementary School
(562) 436-4420

The Children's Clinic at The Long Beach Multi-Service Center for the Homeless
(562) 733-1147 x 117

The Children's Clinic Family Health Center at Cesar Chavez Elementary School
(562) 435-5040

Specialty Coffee Association of America

We are the world’s largest coffee trade association dedicated to creating a vibrant specialty coffee community.
We recognize, develop and promote specialty coffee by setting and maintaining quality standards for the industry; conducting research on coffee, equipment and perfection of craft; and providing education, training, resources and business services for members.
Celebrating 27 years of success, the strength of our organization is reflective of our members who represent more than forty countries and every segment of the specialty coffee industry, from coffee growers to coffee roasters and retailers.
Together, we ensure our industry continues to thrive.

Be the recognized authority, standard setter and professional development organization supporting a vibrant specialty coffee community.

To recognize, develop and promote specialty coffee.

Specialty Coffee Association of America
330 Golden Shore, Ste. 50
Long Beach, CA 90802

SCAA Phone Number: 562-624-4100
SCAA Fax Number: 562-624-4101