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Community Programs

Long Beach Rotary is an active club with many avenues for community service. Service projects generate tremendous benefits for the local community.

INTERACT

We continue working on setting-up a high school version of a Rotary Club called Interact.  We currently have Interact Clubs at Millikan, Poly and St. Anthony high schools.

OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

Rotarians volunteer to help out an underpriviledged family enjoy a happy Christmas. Families in need of financial assistance are identified by LBUSD and the family's wishes are considered. Rotarians then shop for and deliver the presents to the families. More than 60 families are adopted each year.

READING BY NINE

This program was established in 1999 and since then has provided over 200,000 new library books to local students and 62 local elementary school libraries; thousands of books to pre-school students attending Child Development Centers in Long Beach; and contributed books to a variety of local non-profit literacy programs, including those sponsored by the LBUSD Best of Series and Ebook projects, Long Beach Day Nursery, Long Beach Public Library Foundation and the Cambodian Association. Over the years more than $400,000 has been contributed by Long Beach Rotary, its members and our Rotary Charitable Foundation to this innovative literacy program founded by the Los Angeles Times, Scholastic Books and Rotary. Long Beach Rotary has not only placed books in the hands of countless local youths but has received numerous honors for its role in this program. This program was recently covered in the Long Beach Press Telegram.

ROTARACT

This is the equivalent to a Rotary Club for ages 18-30 years old. Besides having a Rotaract Club specifically for students at CSULB we have a community Rotaract for young professionals. Its Facebook page is [ here ]

ROTARY READERS

Rotarian volunteer to read to K-3 students throughout Long Beach Unified School District. Computers have been donated to Lee Elementary School (training center for Rotary Readers).

*Click Here To Learn How To Launch A Rotary Readers Program!*

RYLA

Rotary Youth Leadership Award – LB Rotary supports this Rotary International program by sponsoring 4 – 6 students each year.

District 5320's First eClub

Long Beach Rotary has also sponsored the District 5320 first eClub. This club is in for provisional stage and is on line as eClub of the West