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CVC Receives Just Transit Challenge Award!

We are very excited to announce that CVC was named a Just Transit Challenge winner for our work to improve the campus transit hub and provide better access to public transportation! For the second year in a row, The 11th Hour Project has teamed up with key stakeholders in California to bring equitable and climate-friendly transportation solutions to cities across America through the Just Transit Challenge. “Transportation touches all of our lives almost every …Read More

Long Beach, Century and Affordable Housing: A big day!

Last week, we hosted a Press Conference and Rally at the Villages for Measure H, the County measure on the March ballot which will provide $350 million over a 10 year period for the provision of programs and services to end homelessness. The event was attended by Mayor Garcia, Councilmembers Uranga and Pearce, and other community leaders. Many thanks to our very own René Castro for welcoming our visitors to the …Read More

Be B.O.L.D. After-School Program

Be B.O.L.D is an after school program for kids ages 11-16, developed, organized, and led by Cherisse Goodman, CVC Resident Service Coordinator. This program provides teenagers with the opportunity to “Become Outstanding Leaders and Dreamers.” Cherisse has created a safe space for teenagers to develop their identity, socialize with their peers, and work towards goals they have set for themselves. Be B.O.L.D. has also incorporated CVC’s Occupational Therapy Student Internship …Read More

California Shake Out

On October 20th at 10:20am, Century Villages suffered major damage, injuries and several small fires as a result of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake caused by a disruption along the southernmost San Andreas fault. This, of course, was not a real earthquake, but a test of CVC’s disaster preparedness during the annual California Great Shake Out Drill. Many service providers, staff and residents, “DROPPED, COVERED and HELD-ON” as they waited out …Read More

Gateway Residents Come Together for Thanksgiving

Thanks to a generous donation from Supervisor Don Knabe, Oasis Resident Services hosted a Thanksgiving potluck for all of the families living at Cabrillo Gateway.  For a few hours, 28 of our households (31 adults and 48 children) were joined by staff from Gateway, the Property Management Office and student interns to eat together and share holiday memories with their neighbors.  The room was filled with the aromas of a …Read More

Thank you Mr. Steyer for visiting CVC!

On November 30th, Century Villages at Cabrillo was privileged to host Mr. Tom Steyer, a leading figure in environmental causes and an environmental advisor to the Obama administration. Mr. Steyer expressed a lot of enthusiasm with the model of permanent supportive housing at CVC and we thank him for taking the time to learn about our community.

CVC Polling Place Makes the Vote

Election Day was special at CVC.  After years of lobbying the County of Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder, we finally were granted the opportunity to host our own polling site!  This long-sought opportunity coincided with the creation of a civic engagement concept called Place Make The Vote. Championed by a local community partner, City Fabrick, a Knight Cities Challenge Award was granted to energize civic engagement on election day in underrepresented parts of …Read More

CVC Celebrates the Grand Reopening of its Social Hall

Century Villages at Cabrillo celebrated the Grand Reopening of its historic Social Hall on November 2, 2016. Thanks to a generous gift from Supervisor Don Knabe along with funding from Wells Fargo and The Ahmanson Foundation among others, the $1.75 million investment will allow the Social Hall to reclaim its standing as the center of community activities at the 27 acre Villages at Cabrillo campus. “We are so fortunate to …Read More

CVC Receives APA Award!

We are pleased to announce that last week CVC received an Award of Merit in the Opportunity & Empowerment category for our planning effort associated with Cabrillo Gateway and Anchor Place from the American Planning Association. This statewide award recognizes: “… a plan, program, or project that improved quality of life for low- and moderate-income community residents. Emphasis placed on how creative housing, economic development, and private investments have been used in …Read More