Adalhi Montes

Adalhi Montes As a teenager, Adalhi began volunteering at many programs helping our communities become healthier and safer to provide resources to people in need. He was involved with Weed and Seed in Central Long Beach and is a youth mentor for the California Conference for Equality and Justice. Adalhi is also in the process of completing the neighborhood leadership program at the Advanced Organizing Institute and is studying Radio and television broadcasting at LBCC. In the future, he looks forward to joining the Marine Corps and continuing his education.

Posts by Adalhi Montes:

LB Youth Celebrate Filipino Culture

Jan. 13, 2014 / By
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[Ed. note] Late last year, the Filipino Migrant Center held a community cultural night to celebrate the 150th birthday of Filipino revolutionary Andres Bonafacio...

The Peace Builders- Teen Chefs at Cabrillo High

Jan. 6, 2014 / By
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A group of young teen chefs are learning how to eat and make healthy food through the Health Corps program at Cabrillo High School...

After Wage Victory, Hotel Workers Hit With Less Hours

Dec. 10, 2013 / By and
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Eleven months after a living wage measure for hotel workers passed in the City of Long Beach, workers at the Hilton Hotel say that the wage increase to $13 an hour has resulted in a reduction of their work hours...

The People’s Budget: Residents Help City Divvy Up Funds

Dec. 6, 2013 / By
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If Sherman Ray Harper had a say in the city budget, he would invest in more recreation centers because he doesn’t want more youth to end up homeless like him...

NewsLongBeach: Re-Imagining School Discipline

Nov. 8, 2013 / By
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The Long Beach Unified School District recently passed a resolution regarding school discipline policies. The school board urges “careful monitoring to prevent a disproportinate share of suspensions from occurring at a given school campus or with demographic subgroups of students and it urges schools to build upon existing efforts to provide alternatives.”

There has been a campaign underway in Long Beach and statewide to reform school discipline policies...

Community College Students Struggle to Get Classes to Graduate on Time

Nov. 1, 2013 / By and
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Jacob Rios has been going to community college for about six years. Year after year he toiled to complete his general education courses, with each year coming one step closer to his seemingly unattainable associate’s degree...

Students Use Theatre to Improve Discipline Policies

Oct. 15, 2013 / By
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A student yells a profanity at the teacher.

A student puts down another student.

Dilemmas like these usually result in a standardized punishment method, like suspension or a pink slip...

Documentary Highlights Affordable Housing Struggles

Oct. 9, 2013 / By
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Rat infestations, high rents and overcrowding—these are just some of the housing issues that some residents in Long Beach face, according to Housing Long Beach (HLB), a local non-profit...

Our Community: Leadership Academy Mentoring Project

Aug. 30, 2013 / By
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“Our Community” is a VoiceWaves project and community event that was showcased on Aug. 26. Youth reporters were tasked to explore their community through a camera’s lens, each picking one community-based organization to shine a spotlight on...

The Top Toxins in Long Beach & How They May Be Affecting Your Health

Aug. 24, 2013 / By
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I always thought pollution was black smoke that came from factories and cars and that all I had to do was avoid breathing it when I saw it...

What I Learned in Sacramento About Boys & Men of Color

Aug. 19, 2013 / By
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I got a call a couple of weeks ago from my friend Kenyon Davis, a staff organizer with the Alliance of Boys & Men of Color, a statewide coalition of change agents committed to improving the lives of California’s boys and young men of color...

The Future of Affordable Housing is Being Decided Now

Aug. 13, 2013 / By
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According to a report from the community advocate Housing Long Beach, “Nearly half of Long Beach renters spent more than 35% of their income on rent—forcing almost 130,000 residents to choose between rent, food, and medical expenses each month.”

Housing Long Beach (HLB) is leading an effort to address the issue of affordable housing through the Housing Element (HE)...