Spark will activate the City's vision to create vibrant public spaces for Long Beach residents through the partnership of private development with the City, its residents, medical centers, and local community groups. Linc is creating a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood that connects housing for low-income families and homeless Long Beach residents with ground floor community assets and an engaging outdoor public park.
Our flagship partner on the ground floor focuses on a technology as a key tool for youth development. For more than a decade, the YMCA of Greater Long Beach Community Development Branch has operated the Youth Institute, a year-round program that uses technology as an integral mechanism for promoting positive youth development and developing pathways to post-secondary education and career readiness of low-income, culturally diverse urban high school youth.
In addition to Intensive Case Management Services and other resident programs, Spark provides a range of economic opportunities through youth development, job skills training, and much more.