Early Deadline Approaching for Leadership LB Applications

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Leadership Long Beach applicationsIf you’ve been thinking about applying for a spot in Leadership Long Beach, now is a good time to get started. There’s just a few more days to save on your application fee.

“We are seeking emerging leaders who are passionate about Long Beach and want to make an impact on their community,” said Jeff Williams, Executive Director of Leadership Long Beach.  “We are continuing our outreach to all sectors of the city, to those who work or live in Long Beach and especially to individuals looking for that best opportunity to get involved.”

The early application deadline for the Leadership Long Beach (LLB) Institute program is Monday, April 2 in order for applicants to receive a waiver of the $25 application fee. Applications are available at the LLB website and can be mailed or hand-delivered to the LLB offices at 743 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach 90813.

The Leadership Long Beach program is comprised of ten monthly sessions beginning in August, a weekend retreat in Big Bear and completion of class community service projects.  The monthly sessions, interactive and informational, are held throughout the city and involve community leadership/stakeholders providing topical information on current issues and topics on the diverse community of Long Beach, including but not limited to, education, healthcare, media, business, environment and social services.

The participant cost for the program is $3000.  Limited scholarships are available for nonprofits, small business and individuals.  The deadline for the Institute application is June 4; however, applications received by Monday, April 2 will have the $25 application fee waived.

The mission of the organization – to develop and connect principled leaders to strengthen the community – has been a part of its programs which strengthens adult and youth leaders and challenges them to be more responsive to serving the public good. Through the programs, participants will:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the challenges facing Long Beach;
  • Meet the leaders shaping the City’s present and future;
  • Explore critical leadership concepts and skills vital to professional success;
  • Develop a network of professional and personal resources; and
  • Join other informed and engaged alumni committed to building a better community. 

Leadership Long Beach was founded in 1989 by some of the community’s most influential and visionary stakeholders.  With 22 years of history, Leadership Long Beach is a community leadership program designed to develop demonstrated community leaders by increasing their knowledge of the Long Beach community and creating networks of individuals who can help each other solve community challenges.  Leadership Long Beach has over 1000 graduates from their programs and has contributed more than 100 community service projects to strengthen the Long Beach.

For more information visit www.leadershiplb.org.

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