Promotora de Salud Speaking with client at Centro Salud es Cultura


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 serves 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 is to create opportunities for health, educational, and cultural promotion programming aimed at improving the lives of underserved 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.


CSULB Centro Salud es Cultura
1205 Pine Ave #102.
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 261-8370

The major goals of the CSULB Centro Salud es Cultura are 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 host a special theme night that revolves around our hertiage. These nights are totally free and we welcome everyone in the community to come by and check it out. Here is the list of Noche Culturales coming up.

Date Theme
Friday, July 31 Art Day
Friday, August 28 Science Night
Friday, September 18 Latin American Independence
Friday, October 30 Day of the Dead
Friday, November 20 Thanksgiving
Friday, December 18 Christmas Posada


ActiVir: Activate Mind, Body, and Motivation for Healthy Living (Vivir in Spanish). The program is designed to enable the Hispanic community to participate in exercise and nutrition courses with motivation. Also to raise awareness of health problems related to physical inactivity and nutrition among Latinos. Participants will learn how to exercise properly, make healthy meals and recipes to achieve their health goals and prevent chronic health diseases. Classes are given Tuesday and Wednesdays from 11:45am to 1:15pm. For more information, contact Rosie at


Merging Latin rhythms and physical activity in a fun and safe environment, the Centro features exercise classes to area residents. Zumba is a walk-in class with a limit of 25 people per session.


Day Time
Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM
Monday and Wednesday 6:30 PM
Monday and Wednesday Kids: 6:30 PM

Health Workshops


Outstanding CSULB students provide 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. Requirement for tutoring is that they bring their homework/book to read and that they fill out an applications for tutoring. Tutoring is available Tuesday through Thursday from 3pm to 6pm.


Every student should bring their own instrument. No experience required to take classes.
Cost: $10 per class
Every Tuesday at 6PM

Escuela Para Padres

Download the Centro Calendar.

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