California’s newly appointed Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, made The Villages the second stop on her statewide listening tour. Dr. Harris visited The Children’s Clinic and engaged the local community in a panel session in the Social Hall alongside Dr. Elisa Nicholas. “As California’s first Surgeon General, one of my top priorities is to raise awareness that Adverse Childhood Experiences, like emotional abuse or witnessing domestic violence, can increase the risk of major health problems like asthma, diabetes and heart disease. But adversity is not destiny,” Dr. Harris said. “The science is clear: early intervention improves outcomes.” More information about Dr. Harris’s listening tour is available here. Senior
Adopt a Camper Today, Make a HUGE Impact this Summer! School is almost out for the summer, which means lots of kids will be in need of meaningful programming to keep their minds stimulated and their bodies active during the break. Traditional summer camps can cost upwards of $200 per week, which is out of reach for families who have experienced or are currently experiencing homelessness or have limited income. Century Villages at Cabrillo is committed to providing the youth who live in our community with a meaningful, stimulating and enriching program this summer. We need your help to reach our goal of $5,000! Every dollar raised through Adopt-A-Camper
Century welcomed Governor Gavin Newsom to CVC on Tuesday, following last week’s State of the State address, where he called on cities to do their part to address California’s housing crisis. Joined by Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Newsom’s tour of the CVC community took place ahead of his afternoon meeting with other mayors of other California cities to discuss housing plan compliance. “Century is proud to stand side-by-side with the City of Long Beach in showcasing our work at the Villages,” Century Housing Corporation Senior Vice President Brian D’Andrea said. “CVC is a wonderful example of what can be accomplished through a collaborative and integrated model that brings
From Brian D’Andrea,Senior Vice President, Century Housing Corporation December 11 was a historic night in our collective effort to end homelessness in Long Beach. Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and City Council received a report of the Everyone Home Task Force, a collection of business leaders, affordable housing developers, advocates, diverse stakeholders and City staff, appointed by the Mayor and chaired by CSULB President Jane Close Conoley. The Task Force met five times over the course of six months, including once at the Villages at Cabrillo, and developed specific goals for the City to achieve over the next five years, along with a set of policy recommendations to enable
We are proud that our own Anchor Place recently won three coveted architectural awards: LABC’s Housing Award, AIA’s award for Housing, and PCBC’s Grand Award for Best Affordable Housing Community. LABC’s 48th Annual Architectural Awards: Each year, the Los Angeles Business Council’s (LABC) respected L.A. Architectural Awards honor projects that utilize innovative design standards to elevate Los Angeles skylines. From this year’s more than 275 submissions, Anchor Place was proud to take home the Housing Award. (See other winning projects here.) “This year we received a historic number of high-quality submissions that embody the extraordinary spirit of creativity and collaboration that makes L.A. a world-class city,” said LABC President Mary Leslie.
The east wall of the Knabe Exchange building just got a new facelift. Last month, more than 60 Century Villages at Cabrillo (CVC) residents and volunteers gathered over a weekend to help paint the 36’ x 15’ mural honoring veterans and CVC’s naval history. At the helm was nationally recognized muralist Art Mortimer, who spent almost a year researching and developing the art piece and another month prepping, painting and finalizing it. The idea for the mural was born almost 10 years ago when the building, which houses the U.S.VETS dining hall, the “Old Soldiers” Deli and the Cabrillo Canteen, was being remodeled, but it took time to find the