‘We need help’: Long Beach takes first steps in creating a Latino cultural district
Long Beach is looking to create a cultural district for Latinos that would serve as an economic hub for the city’s largest racial demographic.
The new district, called El Mercado de Long Beach (“The market of Long Beach”), would be a space that could also help Latinos recover from the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic, as data shows this group was hit particularly hard.
Centro CHA, city’s largest Latino-serving nonprofit, may finally get permanent location
Since the early 90s, Centro CHA, has provided services ranging from job training, immigration services and case management to the city’s largest demographic: Latinos.
While the nonprofit agency worked to provide stability to low-income and underrepresented clients it found itself constantly uprooted—having moved five times throughout the years.