About Us

Connected conversations are the fuel for real change in our community. Around the Table is an opportunity for every neighborhood in Long Beach to explore new ideas and possibilities, big and small, that can impact the well-being of our city. When we have a chance to listen to others and share our own experiences, we begin to learn what matters most and collectively imagine how to make Long Beach even better.

The goal is to have more than 1,000 Tables and 10,000 participants. This can be done with hosts gathering 6 to 12 guests or SUPER hosts, who can accommodate 5 or more tables with 50+ participants. A table can happen literally anywhere. In front yards, the beach, the park, schools, hospitals, coffee shops, on boats, restaurants, etc. Around the Table can be a breakfast, lunch, dinner, potluck, brunch, happy hour or wine and cheese.

Please promote Around the Table through social media (#aroundthetableLB) and invite your neighbors, friends, family, and colleagues to GET CONNECTED

In 2015, more than 55,000 people across the Chicago region gathered around tables to share a meal and a heartfelt conversation about their community.

Long Beach Community Foundation

Long Beach Community Foundation: LBCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, public organization with nearly $30 million in assets and over 140 charitable funds. It was established in 1996 to make strategic grants to nonprofits, and assist individual donors with their philanthropic goals today and through planned giving. Fees charged to manage funds at the Foundation are invested directly back into the community. LBCF’s mission is to initiate positive change for Long Beach through charitable giving, stewardship, and strategic grant making with a vision of being the preeminent steward of endowments serving the needs of Long Beach in perpetuity. To learn more, visit https://longbeachcf.org/

We Love Long Beach

We Love Long Beach

We Love Long Beach, a volunteer-led 501(c)3 nonprofit is a catalyst of citywide neighborliness. Our desire is to create bonds of trust and care between neighbors, house by house, block by block throughout the city of Long Beach. We believe that each neighborhood has what it needs to build community, increase safety and raise the quality of life. Even more, we believe there is an inherent and untapped, abundance of gifts, talents, and resources within each of our neighbors just waiting to be discovered. These are the key ingredients toward building sustainable community together. To learn more, visit http://welovelb.org

Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. It invests in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. The foundation’s goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which it believes are essential for a healthy democracy. For more, visit http://knightfoundation.org.

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