PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

11/16/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 111621-1
Subject:
Long Beach’s Community Learning Hub for Youth Reopens at Houghton Park Nov. 29
Registration opens Nov. 17
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine




Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is reopening the Community Learning Hub at the Houghton Park Community Center, located at 6301 Myrtle Ave., for free independent study and after-school activities for kindergarten to eighth grade Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) students. Registration begins at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

The Community Learning Hub is specifically designed to provide a safe space with high-speed internet for LBUSD students to participate in independent study program assignments weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Youth also have the option to participate in safe and enriching after-school activities, including academic support, sports, fitness and more from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Participants must bring their own electronic devices; only a limited number of devices will be available for use during program hours.

Weekly registration for the program is required. Registration will open on Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. in person at the Houghton Park Community Center and online on the PRM website. People may register in person at Houghton Park weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. after Nov. 17.

PRM’s Community Learning Hubs, also previously located at Ernest McBride Park, Orizaba Park and Veterans Park, closed in June for the summer break and did not reopen due to LBUSD returning to in-person learning at the start of the school year. The Houghton Park Community Learning Hub is the only location reopening at this time. 

All Learning Hub participants will be required to wear face coverings and adhere to other COVID-19 health and safety protocols. 

The Community Learning Hub Program began last fall and is made possible by federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding allocated under the Long Beach Recovery Act. The Long Beach City Council voted to adopt the Long Beach Recovery Act in March of 2021, funding economic, public health and fiscal initiatives for Long Beach residents and business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Long Beach Recovery Act information is available at https://longbeach.gov/recovery.

For additional information about the Community Learning Hub at Houghton Park and other activities for youth, people may visit longbeach.gov/parks or call 562.570.3150. 

Media inquiries can be directed to Jane Grobaty, Community Information Officer, Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, at 562.570.3233 or Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov.