Community Tree-Planting Event Scheduled For MLK National Day of Service

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Alumni members from the 2008 Leadership Long Beach Institute program carried out the tree-planting task as part of their community service project component for the completion of the program. Over 200 volunteers, including Leadership Long Beach classmates and alumni, local residents, council members, City of Long Beach staffers, cub scouts, boy scouts, students, artists, and business owners, showed up for the tree planting on Saturday, April 26, 2008. The trees were planted in a little more than an hour and continue to beautify part of the Atlantic Corridor

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?” On Monday, January 17th Leadership Long Beach and the Third District Council Office of Gary DeLong will be hosting a community tree-planting event along Palo Verde Avenue at Anaheim Road from 9AM to 11AM as part of MLK National Day of Service. LLB Alumni, many who are leaders in the community, will work side-by-side with our neighbors to initiate this worthwhile beautification activity.

Leadership Long Beach values and encourages active participation in the community through volunteerism and will demonstrate this principle on the National MLK Day of Service in Long Beach. This year Leadership Long Beach and the Third District Council Office will be planting 65 new trees along Palo Verde Avenue. We ask community members to donate a few hours of their time to help us green and beautify our neighborhood. Bring your enthusiasm, a shovel, if you have one, and dress comfortably. Interested people should register online.

Julie Maleki, a 2008 graduate of the Leadership Long Beach Institute Program and Field Staff for the Third District Councilman’s Office, will be coordinating this historic event. As an alumna of Leadership Long Beach, she continues to expand her leadership skills at the Third District Councilman’s Office.

The LLB programs are renowned for encouraging people of diverse interests and backgrounds to become effective community leaders; focusing on the personal growth of the participants while educating them about the unique concerns of the Long Beach area, one of the most diverse communities in the nation. We look forward to meeting and connecting with our neighbors.

For more information about MLK National Day of Service Tree-planting event contact Jeff Williams, Interim Executive Director, at (562) 997-9194 or visit the website.

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