House to Vote on National Museum of the American Latino Act (H.R. 2420)

On July 27th the House of Representatives will be voting on legislation to create the National Museum of the American Latino. 

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Centro Cha, Inc. of Long Beach Offering Free DACA Renewal Workshop.

Centro CHA has begun enrolling for their free workshop for those seeking to renew their DACA status. 

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UCLA Convened Over 80 Latinx Leaders to Discuss the Biggest Issues Facing U.S.

In a tremendous effort UCLA's Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI) brought together more than 80 multigenerational and mulsectoral Latinx leaders to write up "an agenda focused on policy recommendations that can improve opportunities for all Latinos of color."

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Keck Medicine Of USC Looking To Fill More Than 700 Positions

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic USC is looking to increase its health task forces. They are looking to fill positions in their Southern California medical offices including their three hospitals - Keck Hospital, Norris Hospital and Verdugo Hills Hospital. 

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Supporting Micro-entrepreneurs, Small Businesses, and Non-profits Across LA County

In response to the devastating effects that COVID-19 is having on the local economy, the County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles, in partnership with institutional and corporate philanthropy, have come together to create the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund.

The regional fund will offer loan and grant resources to micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profits.

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City of Los Angeles Emergency Renters Assistance Program

To assist LA’s tenants and landlords affected by the current COVID-19 health pandemic, and prevent displacement of renters, the citywide Emergency Rental Assistance Subsidy Program was created by LA City Council President Nury Martinez, the City Council and HCIDLA, with the support of Mayor Eric Garcetti. The program will provide a temporary rent subsidy for tenants in the City of Los Angeles who are unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program allocates $103,000,000 to provide a rent subsidy to Los Angeles City renters impacted by the COVID-19 health pandemic and is anticipated to assist 50,000 Los Angeles households. The Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) is charged with the implementation of the Emergency Rental Assistance Subsidy Program (ERAS).

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SoCalGas Launches The “Fueling Our Communities” Program to Feed Vulnerable Groups in Rural Parts of Central and Southern California

Utility partners with charitable organizations to provide meals to 40,000 seniors, students, families and migrant farm workers and stimulate local businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

LOS ANGELES, July 6, 2020 – Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) in conjunction with five regional charity organizations today launched the “Fueling Our Communities” program to provide free meals to individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, which is funded by a $500,000 donation from SoCalGas, will provide close to 140,000 meals to 40,000 individuals from underserved communities in Tulare, Kern, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside and Imperial counties. The program will span over the summer season in 44 cities and will feed seniors, students, families and migrant farm workers while stimulating local small businesses.

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HOPE Offers Resources in the Fight for Racial Justice

As the nation continues to fight for racial justice our friends at HOPE share resources to engage and educate our communities.

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LGBTQ Organizations Unite in Calling for Transformational Change in Policing

A message from the LGBTQ Center Long Beach:

Black people have been killed, Black people are dying at the hands of police, our country is in crisis, and we all need to take action. We cannot sit on the sidelines, we cannot acquiesce, and we cannot assign responsibility to others. We, as leaders in the LGBTQ movement, must rise up and call for structural change, for divestment of police resources and reinvestment in communities, and for long-term transformational change. Now is the time to take action, and this letter amplifies our strong calls for urgent and immediate action to be taken. 

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IDEAL: Small Business Resources

IDEAL'S Annual Small Business Conference 
If you were unable to attend our virtual conference, do not worry! The workshops are still available to the public on our facebook page (below are the links to the English workshops, scroll further for the Spanish workshops). It is of the upmost importance that everyone receives the opportunity to watch these expert presentations in order to be informed during such difficult times:


*We want to give a huge thank you to all our presenters: Antonio Pizano from Ally Bank, Claudia Shah of the SBDC, Roberto Martinez with Google, and Alex Alvarez and Isabel Duran from Operation Hope. Thank you to our amazing media team that always make our workshops look and sound the best and all who were able to attend. This would not have been possible without all of you!


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