May
30
3:30 pm15:30

CITY101: Community Storytelling

  • Rancho Los Cerritos

Hosts:
- Rancho Los Cerritos

For this exciting session we'll take a field trip to Rancho Los Cerritos! Students will visit the Rancho, where they'll learn the history of the place and get a behind-the-scenes look into how sites like this operate and service our community.  

Snacks will be served!

Jun
6
3:30 pm15:30

CITY101: Digital Literacy + Engaging With Your City Online

  • Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

Hosts:
- Brian Addison, local writer
- La Dawna Minnis

Navigating online platforms and communication can be daunting! In this session, Brian Addison will share his run-ins with trolls, and provide valuable insight as to how to communicate with others online. La Dawna Minnis will also guide participants in sharing their personality and experiences online to raise chances of finding employment. 

Snacks will be served!

Jun
13
3:30 pm15:30

CITY101: Housing + Employment in Long Beach

  • Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

Hosts:
- City of Long Beach Housing Authority
- Pacific Gateway

Are you hunting for a summer job or interested in finding a place to live after high school graduation? Our City's Housing Authority, as well as the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network will pay us a visit to guide students in these subjects. Learn what tools are at your disposal if you're seeking housing or employment in Long Beach.

Snacks will be served!

Jun
20
3:30 pm15:30

CITY101: How to Use Free City Facilities

  • Houghton Park

Hosts:
- City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine

The City of Long Beach has an abundant network of parks, that all provide unique facilities and resources to residents! Join in for a fun afternoon exploring Houghton Park, participating in a few activities, meeting staff, and learning about all of the ways North Long Beach residents can make use of the places provided by the City of Long Beach.

Snacks will be served!


May
23
3:30 pm15:30

CITY101: How to Vote + Local Government

  • Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

Hosts:
- City of Long Beach

This week we'll explore who our local councilmembers are, and what it means to be civicly engaged. Students will gain insight as to how they can interact with the City of Long Beach, vote, and play a role in local government. 

Snacks will be served!

May
16
3:30 pm15:30

CITY101: Safety + Self Defense

  • Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

In this session, we'll dive into public safety in our community and discuss ways students can protect themselves, communicate with police and other authority agencies, and do their part to keep their neighborhoods safe.

Snacks will be served!

May
9
3:30 pm15:30

CITY101: Living Healthy + Being Green

  • Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

Hosts:
- City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability
- Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library Garden

Want to get a better idea of how Long Beach approaches health and sustainability? In this session, Courtney Chatterson from the City's Office of Sustainability will come share the work they're doing to make our city a more environmentally-responsible place to live. We'll do a fun activity, and there will be prizes! Then, we'll tour the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library's flourishing garden.  

Snacks will be served, and all participants will get to pot their own plants to take home!

May
2
3:30 pm15:30

CITY101: The Art + Culture of Long Beach

  • Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

Hosts:
- Long Beach Museum of Art
- Kelvin Anderson, The World Famous VIP Records

Hear from the pros about the arts and music in Long Beach! In this session, we'll learn about museums and cultural centers that are located in the city and participate in some fun activities. 

Snacks will be served, and as a special bonus all participants will receive free passes to the Long Beach Museum of Art!