Leadership Long Beach Events / Activities
2016 – 2017
2016 – 2017
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.
The fifth edition of RoboBowl for Long Beach middle school students will be held on Saturday, April 29th at McBride HS. This is a service project for the Youth Leadership Long Beach Class of 2017 whereby the high school students will coordinate the events and activities for a robotics competition for the middle school of the Long Beach Unified School District.
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.