On July 27, 2011 CVC signed on to the Home for Good movement, a joint initiative of the United Way of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2016. CVC is proud to partner with the more than 80 organizations and agencies across Los Angeles in this monumental effort to end homelessness. To learn more about the Home for Good action plan, click here.
School is out and summer activities have geared up at CVC!
We’d like to thank LBCAP for their ongoing support of our youth and for opening Project P.L.AY. to all youth on site for the summer. And welcome to our newest partners All Children World United who will provide soccer instruction for children and Crafty Earthlings who will offer yoga and art classes to youth and adults.
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Summer Youth Activities at CVC
On May 24th more than 300 volunteers from Nestlé USA in partnership with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, Long Beach Community Action Partnership, and Century Villages at Cabrillo worked to beautify the campus by sprucing up the existing Kaboom Playspace and planting over 60 varieties of fruit trees.
In just a few short hours Nestle volunteers and CVC staff accomplished so much!
- We planted 164 fruit trees. Some will bear fruit soon as they are dwarf trees and the rest will grow into a very substantial orchard in the next few years and will be a beautiful addition to the campus as well as a source of food and enjoyment for the residents.
- We painted 11 benches and the fence surrounding the Kaboom area which completely revamps the playground, it looks bright and clean and very inviting to the children. The paint will also protect the wood so the space can be enjoyed for years to come.
- We built 18 new benches for the campus, including 6 very unique types with planters and game boards attached.
- We repainted the crosswalks and STOP lines in the road near the school and childcare center.
- We repainted the game courts and wall inside of Bethune School play yard.
- AND…We mulched! What a job that was, very hard work but well worth the effort, it made a huge difference.
The financial contribution totaled over $10,000 in supplies alone. More importantly it has greatly improved our campus and it was truly a rewarding experience for everyone involved.
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this a successful event!
We especially want to thank Nestlé USA for their ongoing and generous support for CVC and look forward to more projects with them in the future.
Here is the link to the our full album for you to browse through, I included some before photos as well. http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=0BbsmThw3YtHMg
And here is the link to the Fruit Tree Foundation’s album
Be sure to take advantage of the UCLA BreathMobile visit on Tuesday May 24th, 8am-11am, in front of US VETS Store in the Main Courtyard area. A trained physician and nurse will be available for screening, education, and treatment for asthma and other respiratory conditions. This service is free to all CVC residents! Walk-in or call for an appointment. Click here to download flyer
We want to thank the 60+ volunteers from Rebuilding Together Long Beach that came to CVC on April 30th and dedicated their Saturday working to beautify our campus. These were no easy tasks and their efforts have made such a marked impact on the campus.
They painted the three storage buildings at the front entrance which has improved the curb appeal immensely, they repaired flower beds in the Kaboom play area so they would be more kid-friendly and safe, and painted the interior of the US Vets offices.
We look forward to a continued relationship with this wonderful group.