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The City of Long Beach was one of eight cities selected to receive the Gold Award for Municipal Excellence at the National League of Cities’ (NLC) 2009 Congress of Cities & Exposition. As a Gold winner in the 150,001-500,000-population category, Long Beach was honored for its Creating a Youth-Driven Career Center program.

The Network's Youth-Driven Career Center program is a reinvention of the Long Beach workforce development agency’s youth service strategies, which focused on providing opportunities to engage youth in the design and creation of physical spaces, outreach messages, collateral materials, actual products, key policy-making and critical community connections.

"The City of Long Beach is very proud to receive this award from the National League of Cities in recognition of our efforts and commitment to our youth," said Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster. "With 40 percent of our population under the age of 25, the Youth Opportunity Center plays an important role in our city."

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2009 NLC Awards Nomination
NLC Award for Municipal Excellence

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