One City Project: Leadership Long Beach inspires community improvement

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leadership long beach one city projectThis Saturday the Leadership Long Beach Class of 2010 offers an open invitation to local leaders, community activists and anyone who wants to create a positive change to gather and take part in The One City Project.

The One City Project is half-day orientation designed to designed to improve communication, promote common understanding, and strengthen the coordination, collaboration, and partnership efforts all persons interested in improving their community.

According to Leadership Long Beach’s Executive Director Peter Bostic, “being a change agent for your community is not as difficult as it seems.  We’re proud that the 101st LLB Class Project simplifies the process of how to make change and demand accountability, be it at city hall or Washington D.C.”

The One City Project event will feature local politicians including Congresswoman Laura Richardson, Vice Mayor Val Lerch, Councilwoman Rae Gabelich and Councilman-Elect Steve Neal.

Representatives from a variety of local organizations and non-profits will present information including the Connected Corridor, Neighborhood Resource Center, North Project Area Committee, Go Catalyst, Rethink Long Beach, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, Academic UpRise, Inc., Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association, Centro CHA, and several others.  A resource fair with over 20 organizations will also display information and interact with participants.

Join the One City Project for a special introduction to community involvement and leadership in Long Beach on Saturday, June 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Expo Building, 4321 Atlantic Avenue.

The presentation is free and a complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served. Pre-registration is not required, but is encouraged. To register, please visit the Leadership Long Beach website,

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