Community Development

Neighborhood Leadership Program

The Neighborhood Leadership Program is offered by the City of Long Beach Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau. This five (5) month multilingual program assists grassroots residents and provides you with the skills, knowledge and resources you need to make a difference in the quality of life in our community. This program is free to participants and is partially funded through the Federal Community Development Block Grant program.

This program will help:

  • Improve your communication skills
  • Recognize the benefits of diversity
  • Create innovative solutions for improving your neighborhood
  • Identify resources and partnerships
  • Apply for grants
  • Plan and complete a community project
  • Gain confidence as a public speaker

Meet Long Beach decision-makers:

  • Mayor and City Council
  • Community, Government and Non-Profit Leaders
  • Neighborhood Leadership Program Alumni

To learn more about the program, view the brochure below. For additional information, please contact the Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau at (562) 570-1010 or via e-mail to

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