Category Archives: HeART

Weekend Recap!

CityHeART had a very busy weekend!

Juicin’ it up! Long Beach’s Rainbow Juices donated time to juice our surplus of produce!



Face-painting and pumpkin-painting with the kids at a Beacon for Him fundraiser!


Revvin’ up for Love Your Neighbor!





HeARTsy by CityHeART

Healing hearts through the arts


Heartsy is a uniquely designed arts-based program seeking to nurture the mind, body, and heart of children and families in the Long Beach Community. Heartsy offers a comprehensive Summer arts program catering to children with special needs using a combination of art expression, instruction, yoga, music and movement, and sensory integration. Additionally, HeARTsy provides free community art services to local organizations and events throughout Long Beach in hopes of addressing social issues and providing healing through art for at-risk and homeless children and adults.

Recurring Events:

  • Last Sunday of the Month: arts and crafts with kids at Urban Community Outreach
    • Interested volunteers should arrive at UCO at noon (send us a message below for location details!)
  • Third Friday of the Month: therapeutic art workshops with kids at Century Villages at Cabrillo
    • Interested volunteers should arrive at CVC at 3:30 p.m. (send us a message below for location details!)

Special Projects:

  • Children’s Resource Fairs at Urban Community Outreach (in partnership with Connect by CityHeART)
    • Under the Sun: April — arts, crafts, and summer giveaways (sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, toys, books, hygiene packs)
    • Back to School: August — arts, crafts, and school supplies/clothing!
    • Christmas: December — arts, crafts, and SANTA CLAUS!
  • Art Walk with The Children’s Clinic
    • Curating an art show and facilitating the children’s fun zone for this annual, community event
  • Art Camps
    • Providing seasonal therapeutic art experiences for kids in need

Donate to HeARTsy and help us “heal hearts through the arts.

Art from Ashes by CityHeART

Art from Ashes by CityHeART began with a vision of bringing art projects to community service projects.

Vision: we aim to raise awareness of various community issues in our city by facilitating art workshops for those experiencing those issues and then creating original artwork for display in our city as a vehicle for telling true stories about community struggles.

CityHeART Auspicious Arts Internship Program:


  • Completion of the application process before beginning any formal work with CityHeART
  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • High school graduation and at least three semesters of college education or equivalent
  • Certificate of formal CityHeART AusArts leadership training — to be completed before application begins, or after acceptance into the internship program.


  • Formal education/training in a specific art platform
  • Teaching/leadership experience
  • Portfolio included with internship application
  • Schedule flexibility
  • Ability to work with and meet deadlines
  • Positive and cooperative attitude


    An AusArt intern will prepare for and conduct a short-term workshop series in his/her chosen art platform. Workshop placement will be determined by CityHeART and external agencies with whom CityHeART is partnered in accordance with an intern’s social issue of interest.

    Workshops take place once per week for approximately six weeks. An AusArts intern will commit to punctual attendance and participation in each workshop in his/her series.

    In addition to the workshop series portion of the internship, an AusArts intern will attend educational opportunities that will be tied directly to the his/her social issue of choice. An intern will devote 15 hours/week during the workshop series to project development, research and CityHeART participation as designed and outlined in his/her internship contract at the start of his/her internship.

    Upon completion of the art workshop series, an intern will submit a proposal for an art project that fits the social issue he/she has been researching over the course of the workshop series. This proposal, which should include funding details, will be reviewed, refined, and approved by CityHeART, and a reasonable deadline for completion will be set.

    Internships are considered complete once an intern has completed the workshop series and his/ her art project, which may be considered complete upon formal submission and installation in the City of Long Beach.

Learn More/Request Application!