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Greater Long Beach ICO
5600 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90805

T: 562.984.2727
F: 562.428.3707
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Our History

In the fall of 1998, a group of religious congregations and community leaders in Long Beach, California, with the assistance of the People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO), established a Sponsoring Committee for an interfaith congregation-based community organization. Following several years of organizing and the successful engagement of several congregations on issues of local importance, the Greater Long Beach Interfaith Community Organization (ICO) in 2005 voted to become a duly constituted nonprofit community organization.

ICO's member congregations have worked on a variety of issues of local concern including traffic problems, street lighting, crime, sanitation and youth activities. Congregations have also worked together on issues of shared concern including air quality, access to health care, shelter for the homeless and the need for affordable housing.

ICO leaders have:


ICO is a separate non-profit organization, but as part of the PICO National Network uses the PICO congregation/community model of community organizing. This model has been effective in developing local leaders and obtaining social change in public institutions.