Leadership Long Beach Events / Activities
2016 – 2017
2016 – 2017
The Institute Class of 2017 and the Youth Leadership Long Beach Class of 2017 will present their projects to the community during a PechaKucha Night. Using the PechaKucha 20×20 format—a simple presentation format where a presenter shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds—the five adult project teams, Farm Stand, Financial Planning Day, College Promise Day, Good Grief event and Median Beautification, plus the YLLB project, RoboBowl V, will have their timed presentations ready.
Each Institute and Youth class is asked to form project teams as part of the Leadership Long Beach program experience. The creation of service projects is an especially exciting aspect of Leadership Long Beach as it provides opportunities for participants to learn about group process and give back to the community, many times incorporating what they have seen, learned and experienced during their sessions. In the process, past classes have developed many beneficial community projects, some of which continue today.
Leadership Long Beach will recognize the graduates of the Institute’s Class of 2017 on Monday, June 19 at 6 pm at the Reef Restaurant, 880 S. Harbor Scenic Drive, with their Graduation Ceremony. Since late August 2016, the class of 32 adults have met monthly to learn, interact and engage through various topics and community leaders in Long Beach. The Institute sessions also included the values and qualities of principled leadership, teamwork and collaborative processes. The class members represent a variety of industries, experiences and resources, mirroring the diversity of Long Beach.
On Saturday, April 29, Youth Leadership Long Beach Class of 2017 coordinated RoboBowl V, the fifth annual robotics competition for Long Beach middle school students, at McBride High School. The day-long competition had over 30 teams compete from 17 LBUSD middle schools with a morning parents forum providing information about STEM education and career paths for their children. Los Angeles Sheriffs Department held a demonstration of their equipment as part of the day as well as employees of The Boeing Company and Shared Science, supporters of RoboBowl for the past few years.
The Institute Class of 2017 was joined by LLB alumni, friends and prospective candidates for the next year’s program during the tour of the Port of Long Beach on Monday, April 3. This tour is part of the Institute program and provides a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the 2nd busiest port in the nation.
Leadership Connections is a meet-and-greet mixer to introduce our principled leadership programs to individuals interested in getting involved with LLB. Beginning with this reception, we will be accepting applications for the 29th Institute Class of Leadership Long Beach that starts in August 2017. Also, this will be a great opportunity to see and hear from the current class members and alumni on the benefits and opportunities gained from being involved.
For the city of Long Beach, the MLK National Day of Service was a day residents came together to serve from North Long Beach to the shore. Leadership Long Beach, along with Mayor Robert Garcia (LLBI ’03), Vice Mayor Rex Richardson (LLBI ’10), Councilman Dee Andrews and a variety of community partners, organized seven service projects to allow residents to make it ‘A Day On, Not a Day Off’ holiday in honor of Dr. King.
The Leadership Long Beach family marched in the 2017 MLK, Jr. Parade on Saturday, January 14 in Central Long Beach. Alumni, friends and family carried signs in support of the Dr. King and the leadership principles of Leadership Long Beach.
More than 100 people attended the Leadership Long Beach 2016 Holiday Party held on Monday, December 19th, at the offices of Goodwill of South Los Angeles County. Good cheer and the giving spirit was exhibited by everyone in attendance as toys and gifts were donated to Young Horizons, a Long Beach preschool center, and a generous donation made to a Youth LLB alumnus who is continuing to give and serve in the community even though her circumstances are not the best.
Thanks to Goodwill of South Los Angeles County Executive Director Janet McCarthy (EQS ’99) for opening the facility to Leadership Long Beach to hold the Holiday Party this year.
More than 50 LLB alumni, family and friends pitched in a helping hand at the 2016 Long Beach Marathon at the water station near Mile 7 along the marathon route. Beginning with a 5 am setup of tables, cups, water and signs, the LLB volunteers prepared for the thousands of half and full marathoners that continued their run along the beach below the Long Beach Museum of Art and Ocean Blvd.
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The community came for the introduction to the LLBI Class of 2017 at the Community Welcome Reception held on Monday, August 29 at Rancho Los Alamitos.
Between the large trees of the Rancho, over 150 people filled the lawn as the group received words of encouragement for their upcoming year from Mayor Robert Garcia (LLBI ’03) and Long Beach City Councilwoman Suzie Price, 3rd District.