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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

Building Bridges

“I, Joanne Arcangel, writer of this article, am a peer with lived experience – meaning I identify with mental health recovery. At the Hacienda of Hope and through our organization, Project Return Peer Support Network, we utilize these experiences to connect with and help others in their journey. It has been amazing to be surrounded by a community that comes together to guide its members in building a stronger foundation …Read More

Social Enterprise Blooms at Changing Spirits

American Indian Changing Spirts (AICS) has a long history of collaboration with CVC and Cal State Long Beach. As a service provider here at CVC and working with the American Indian Student Council at CSULB, it seemed a natural fit for AICS to join with the CSULB Saturday MBA program to work on a Social Enterprise project that could benefit AICS and the MBA students. The MBA Sustainability class also …Read More

Governor Brown Signs SB-1383 into Law at the Villages!

On Monday, we were most honored to host Governor Jerry Brown and Senator Ricardo Lara who signed SB-1383 into law at the Villages at Cabrillo. Known as the Super Pollutant Reduction Act, SB-1383 is a piece of progressive environmental justice legislation that will significantly reduce harmful black carbon and other pollutants by 2030. Not only will this legislation help to clean the air and protect the health of impacted communities …Read More

Rock The Vets Helps CVC Start Our Own Rock Band

On Saturday, August 27th, residents and guests of Century Villages at Cabrillo were treated to a wonderful afternoon of classic Rock and Roll music by the talented Rock The Vets group, made up of a group of Veterans receiving services from the Long Beach VA and a few professional musicians from nonprofit organization, The Rock Club, Music is the Answer. Also performing was the American Gold Star Mothers Choir who sang several songs to …Read More

1st Annual Meals on Wheels 5K Benefits CVC

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach (MOWLB) is hosting their 1st Annual 5K fundraiser on Saturday, August 6th, to fund a new project that will provide meals to disabled veterans living at CVC! Whether you walk , run, roll, or stroll, come out to Long Beach City College and show support for our residents by registering at the event site, and securing your free T-shirt and medal.

CVC Earns Coveted Gold Nugget Honors

Judges for the 2016 Gold Nugget Awards have named CVC’s Cabrillo Gateway as an Grand Award winner in its annual competition, which honors architectural design and planning excellence and draws entries from throughout the United States and internationally. CVC earned its Grand honors for Cabrillo Gateway in the Best Affordable Housing Community category. Chosen from the elite pool of Merit Award winners, Grand Awards were announced on June 23 as a feature …Read More

American Planning Association Honors CVC

We are thrilled to announce that the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) has recognized CVC with an Award of Merit in the Opportunity & Empowerment category for our Cabrillo Gateway and Anchor Place developments, which serve veterans and families at risk of homelessness. CVC will be among six Long Beach based projects to be presented with an award at the annual APA Awards Ceremony taking place on June 16. You …Read More