Leadership Long Beach Events / Activities
2017 – 2018
2017 – 2018
Leadership Long Beach will kick off our 29th year with the Community Welcome Reception on Monday, August 28. This will be the time when we introduce the community leaders who will be going through our 10-month principled leadership program as well as share our outreach activities in the community for the coming year.
Please note this year’s reception is at Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Road, next door to Virginia Country Club. We had to move this year’s event as the other rancho is unavailable to this event because of renovations.
The Graduation Ceremony for the Leadership Long Beach Institute Class of 2017 was held on Monday, June 19th at the Reef Restaurant, 880 S. Harbor Scenic Drive in front of a crowd of nearly 100 people. After completing their 10-month principled leadership program, the 31 community leaders had selected classmates share the experiences of the program and the growth gained.
The Institute Class of 2017 and the Youth Leadership Long Beach Class of 2017 presented their projects 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, gave their story on the purpose, process and completion of their service project and the benefits to the community.
For the YLLB project, RoboBowl V, four youth representing the entire high school group spoke to their planning, preparation and execution that created a day long robotics competition for nearly 200 Long Beach middle school students.
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.
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.