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Long Beach Free School begins its second session

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Neighbors teaching neighbors— that is the driving vision for the new Long Beach Free School, which recently opened enrollment for its second session. Prospective students can go to to become members and enroll in classes. The six-week term of classes is scheduled to run from Oct. 6 to Nov. 17. Some of the classes include photography, public speaking, gardening, guerilla herbalism, upcycling, marine science, yoga, career development and more.
“Our first session went really well, and we’re excited to have our second session starting soon,” said Rachael Rifkin, co-coordinator for the Long Beach Free School. “Some of our first session teachers will be back, and we have a good variety of classes.”
Classes will be held at partner locations throughout the city, including the Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse, LBCAP Spring Street Farm, Cultural Alliance Long Beach, the Aquarium of the Pacific, Apostrophe Books and Trinity Lutheran Church.
Students will receive a certificate at an end-of-term reception in November. Students and teachers will also have an opportunity to share their learning experiences with each other and discuss the next Free School term.
All classes are free to students. Some classes could be multigenerational. Some classes could be taught by kids. The scope and diversity of the free-school experience will be shaped by the creativity of everyone who participates
The Long Beach Free School is a new project of the Catalyst Network of Communities, a 501c3 nonprofit social-impact organization helping people and groups to connect, collaborate, and share resources.
For more information about the Long Beach Free School, go to or call (562) 287-4661.

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Long Beach Free School begins its second session