YMCA of Greater Long Beach Community Development Neighborhood Transformation Hub Pilot Project Final Report

The California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) developed and launched Neighborhood Transformation Initiatives in pacesetter communities to align County, City, and School resources to support community leaders and to achieve better outcomes for students and their families, and join forces to tackle poverty.

CETF funded the Community Development branch of YMCA of Greater Long Beach to implement the Neighborhood Transformation (NT) Hub Pilot Project at Stephens Middle School, on the Westside of Long Beach, California.  During a 4-month period, from January to April 2021, a Family Navigator met with families periodically to develop a plan that included their identified goals and action steps.  In addition, with the support of providers in the City of Long Beach and County of Los Angeles, Stephens Middle School staff, and the Family Navigator from the YMCA, 2 Family Engagement Conferences or Services Integration Team Meetings were planned for each family to accomplish their goals.