This year, the Mammal Care Center celebrates its 30th anniversary, and the current president said she is ready to move out of her role and into a volunteer position on the board.
“I quickly realized, before the young folks that I was speaking in front of can get excited about the environment, excited about the Redwoods or the Mojave Desert, and the depletion of the aquifer and climate change, they have to get excited about themselves,” the executive director said.
Since its 1957 founding, the Long Beach Century Club has supported thousands of amateur athletes throughout Long Beach.
In April, City HeARTS was able to return to its storytelling roots, with the release of its first magazine, “Art from Ashes.”
Every other Saturday, students grow tomatoes, squash, basil, rosemary, watermelon, beets, carrots, and kale, and even sunflowers, all while learning about where food comes from and developing a better connection and understanding of sustainability.
The Book Truck, which is exactly what it sounds like, is designed to ignite a love of reading in teenagers who are the most in need.
“It was just a little bit difficult for me to wrap my head around the idea that yes, I can; yes, I deserve to go to college,” said Anouska Ortiz, 17. “But once I told myself, yes, going to college is attainable, you can go there, you deserve it, I’ve just been dead-set on going.”
Throughout its history of providing creative art services and art therapy to individuals with disabilities, the nonprofit has moved nearly every decade, often due to climbing rent prices, each time having to navigate finding a safe location that is fully accessible.
With aging computers and little class time dedicated to technology or engineering topics, three local women recognized a change that had to be made—particularly getting more girls into STEM fields.
For the first time, this year’s ball will have a theme, “Wonderland,” with hopes to inspire creativity and added flair to the traditional black and white apparel, said executive director Carlos Torres.