The California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training was established in 2005 to support and create diverse community health initiatives. Our programmatic approach combines community-based participatory research and promotores’ efforts to create and increase access to culturally and linguistically-relevant health education, prevention, screening, and treatment. As part of our commitment to health promotion and community engagement, we established the CSULB Centro Salud es Cultura in downtown Long Beach. The Centro served as a home for community and university leadership to foster educational and wellness initiatives, as well as to celebrate Latino culture through music, art, film and literature. The goal was to create opportunities for health, educational, and cultural promotion programming aimed at improving the lives of under-served Latinos. The launching of the CSULB Centro Salud es Cultura created opportunities for community residents, youth, civic leaders, and university faculty to dialogue and engage in programs and activities regarding pertinent issues affecting Latinos.
Past LocationCSULB Centro Salud es Cultura
1205 Pine Ave #102.
Long Beach, CA 90813
The major goals of the CSULB Centro Salud es Cultura were to:
- Provide health and educational promotion to improve lives while reinforcing positive cultural values and resilience
- Increase capacity to conduct health and educational equity programming in the Long Beach Latino community
- Collaborate to develop effective community health and educational strategies to improve the lives of Latinos
- Increase community outreach and engagement to foster leadership development and wellness
- Foster understanding through activities that promote
- Latino music, art, film and literature because creating healthy communities means celebrating Latino culture
Every month, Centro Salud es Cultura hosted a special theme night that revolved around our heritage. These nights were totally free and we welcomed everyone in the community to come by and check it out. Here is the list of Noche Culturales hosted in the past:
|Friday, June 2||Dia de la Familia (pdf)|
Nutrition, physical activity, and weight management program. This series of workshop is six week long and prior registration is required to enroll. Program offered in Spanish. Please call Centro Salud es Cultura for more information.
Time and Date: Varies; April 19 to May 24th on Wednesdays at 3 pm to 5 pm
Cost: $10 for six week program
Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. Engage in physical activity and music/dance enjoyment. Program offered in Spanish.
Cost: A donation of $3 per session
|Monday – Thursday||9:00 – 10:00 AM|
|Monday||6:00 – 7:00 PM|
|Wednesday||6:30 – 7:30 PM|
Health-related workshops were offered each month by promotoras and undergraduate and graduate students from California State University Long Beach (CSULB). Workshops were facilitated in Spanish and open to everyone.
A variety of workshops were offered that focus on health, education, and development. Review the monthly calendar for updates and specific information.
Time and Date: Varies
Cost: Varies, majority are free to the community
Outstanding CSULB students provided Long Beach Unified students with assistance in homework and college preparation. These Latino scholars serve as excellent role models and promote youth empowerment and success. Requirements for tutoring were that they bring their homework/book to read and that they fill out an application for tutoring.
Students received support and assistance with homework or class projects. Prior registration was required to enroll students. Parent and child applications was also required.
Time and Date: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 4 pm to 6 pm
Beginning lessons of piano and guitar instruction. No experience was required to take classes. Every student should bring their own instruction.
Time and Date: Tuesday and Thursday 6-7pm
Cost: $10 per class
Capoeria is a mix of martial arts, music, dance and gymnastic. It is a welcoming art form an open to newcomers regardless of age, gender, athletic ability. Children and adult sessions were held.
Time and Date: Capoeira Kids: Tuesdays/Thursdays 5-5:50pm and Capoeira Adults: Wednesday 5-6:30 pm
Cost: Child fee are $20 per month or $5 per class