In February, a group of students from Westerly School came to the CVC campus to lend a helping hand. They wasted no time, picked up shovels and began working on cleaning up the KaBOOM! Playground. “It wasn’t just showing up for them,” said David Parram, Director of Student affairs at Westerly and Youth Curriculum Chair for Leadership Long Beach, “they had to do research, make plans and contacts, and even obtain funding.” He went on to explain that one of the goals of his Service Learning class is to teach students to go out and find something new to get involved with and to make a difference. Read the rest
Century Villages at Cabrillo is honored to have been recognized as Green Nonprofit of the Year at the Green Prize Festival held at Admiral Kidd Park on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia joined Century staff for the day-long event highlighting urban farmers, green chefs, artists, green technology, and environmental organizations. The event featured live entertainment, workshops, demonstrations, and guest speakers. Learn more at www.greenprizefestival.com.
What do you do when your only source of income is General Relief, you have had a couple major surgeries, have a difficult time walking, are repeatedly being told what you cannot do and not finding support from those around you? If you are Mr. William Harris, you keep your head up, your disposition positive and stay determined to reach your goals. A couple months ago, as he walked around the CVC campus, William noticed a sign for Walton Construction at the Anchor Place construction site. Following his intuition, he spoke with a few construction workers and got to know them. William’s commitment and drive as an individual showed through,
The Los Angeles Business Council presented CVC with the 2016 LA Architectural Award in the Housing category for our striking new 80-unit Cabrillo Gateway development. It’s a great honor for our hard-working development team to be recognized. The open spaces for residents and inspiring work environment for our employees will have a tremendous positive impact on the community, and our next project, Anchor Place, will be even bigger and greater–so, keep those awards coming! See who else was honored this year at the LABC Architectural Awards
State and city officials, investors, and representatives from a development team of more than 30 agencies gathered at the Century Villages at Cabrillo on April 6, 2016, to celebrate the groundbreaking of Anchor Place and the adjacent Social Hall renovation. As CVC’s fifth phase of campus development, Anchor Place will provide 120 permanent supportive homes for veterans and families at risk of homelessness. Located at the foot of River Avenue, the mixed population LEED-certified development will expand upon our permanent supportive housing offerings while providing extensive service and amenity space. Immediately next door, the historic hub of the Savannah Cabrillo Naval Housing Complex is undergoing a major rehabilitation to restore
Thank you all for helping to make our recent Health Fair and Spring Festival a success! The weather was beautiful, the music and games were fun, and the hands-on demonstrations and exhibitors were great. The event was so large it spanned across the grand lawn, the courtyard, and Cabrillo Gateway! It was amazing to see all of the energy, and most importantly we have received nothing but positive feedback from the over 300 residents who attended. The combination of interactive booths, health information, hands on demonstrations, and fun wellness activities proved very successful and we couldn’t have done it with the support of over 30 community partners who hosted a table