Centro CHA’s mission is to increase the quality of programs and services that improve the social and economic development and well-being of low-income youth and families in Long Beach.
Centro envisions a thriving community where investments for low-income communities and environments are a priority, and where residents are connected, civically engaged, working and living in safe sustainable homes, schools and communities.
“I am Pedro, 22 years old, and a Graphic Artist for LB Por Vida. I have learned new skills in graphic design, and co-created with professional artist in the community. What I love most about the program is inspiring new youth to be creative through arts. Centro CHA has helped me to stay in college and I hope to one day become a cartoon illustrator.”
“Centro CHA is honored to partner with the California Community Foundation’s Ready 2 Rise initiative to pioneer our Long Beach Por Vida young entrepreneurs program, a youth-led social-enterprise. We are empowering young men and women with socio-economic disadvantages through leadership and skills development in Today’s rapidly changing world to become healthy and thriving future leaders, innovative thinkers, and entrepreneurs.”