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Latino Cultural Center Visioning Process

"Sacred as the Sun"  by mural artist Jose Loza
Located at 200 Santa Fe, Long Beach Ca, 90810

With the support from Mayor Garcia, Councilmember Uranga, Councilwoman Zendejas, Centro CHA and the City of Long Beach, the Latino Cultural Center of Long Beach Community Advisory Committee has begun the visioning process for a Latino Cultural Center that will serve as community hub for local and regional Latino arts, culture and history. 


Long Beach City Council allocated funds to support the planning and outreach efforts for the Latino Cultural Center as part of the City Budget. The first phase of the development of this Cultural Center is to establish an operating vision and feasibility plan, from which the facilities, management, and programming of a Cultural Center will be developed.

The visioning process will be informed through input and facilitation from Centro CHA and Lord Cultural Services. Centro CHA is an experienced community engagement organization that will work with community leaders, a Steering Committee and Advisory Board to generate ideas for the operations of the Latino Cultural Center.

Centro CHA will implement a comprehensive community engagement process, providing a summary of the diverse perspectives of community members. Lord Cultural Services will provide education about the requirements of operating a cultural center and develop a feasibility plan. This process will take place through monthly meetings December 2020 to September 2021.

Steering Committee Meetings

Steering Committee Members

Community Visioning Kickoff
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Virtual Meeting via Zoom

City of Long Beach Team 
Centro CHA Community Engagement
Lord Cultural Resources

Meeting #1
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Virtual Meeting via Zoom

City of Long Beach Team
Centro CHA Community Engagement
History of Latinos in Long Beach
Lord Cultural Resources

Meeting #2
Thursday, February 23, 2021
Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Centro CHA Economic Equity

Meeting #3
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Celebrating Latino Leaders
Cesar Chavez: De Colores
Cesar Chavez: Mini Bio
Ronald Arias

Origin Storytelling

Meeting #4
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Latino Cultural Center Visioning Workshop

Meeting #5
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Business Plan Roadmap
Poll Results

Meeting #6
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Latino Cultural Center Community Engagement Overview

Meeting #7
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Latino Cultural Center Assumptions Workshop

Meeting #8
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Latino Cultural Center DRAFT Operational Business Plan

Final Presentation to Long Beach City Council
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
City Council Meeting - Item 18

Latino Cultural Center Implementation Plan