Historical Projects and Community Service Activities

The Junior League of Long Beach has made significant positive improvements in the greater Long Beach community since its inception in 1931. Here is our list of past projects and community service activities:

Project Title Funds Raised
Children’s Dental Education Program Begun by Junior Charity League, 1936, presently part of the Children’s Dental Health Clinic
Children’s Dental Foundation 1952-2000 $217,673
Children’s Activities 1947 -1950 $528
Juvenile Bureau Clothing 1947-1957 $3.411
Community Volunteer Office of Long Beach 1948-1955 $13,067
Programs for Children 1957-1961 $3,676
Symphony Previews 1959-1965 $2,676
Live Theater Through Puppetry 1959-1994 $35,323
Volunteer Bureau, South Bay-Harbor 1963-1966 $12,700
Homemaker Service 1964-1971 $85,000
Rancho Los Cerritos School Tour Docents 1965-1975 $257
Long Beach Regional Arts Council 1968-1972 $23,000
Effective Listening Course 1970-1972 $1,606
Children’s Hospital Closed-Circuit Television 1971-1973 $10,212
International Community Council 1970-1975 $1,860
Regional TV Drug Spots 1971-1973 $1,220
Art in the Schools 1973-1980 $10,695
Cabrillo Beach Marine Museum 1973-1976 $3,000
Musical Showcase for Youth 1975-1978 $7,400
Long Beach Heritage Week 1975-1976 $1,194
Cedar House 1975-1982 $63,721
Authors’ Festival 1977-1991 $4,903
Cultural Heritage Publication 1979-1983 44,843
Postpartum Education for Parents -PEP 1979-1981 $1,833
Alcohol Awareness 1981-1985 $19,284
Rancho Los Cerritos Dress Collection 1981-1984 $5,100
Action Against Burns 1982-1984 $975
Arts in Action/Children’s Cultural Festival 1982-1990 $7,408
Parent Survival 1982-1988 $18,158
Victim Advocacy 1982-1989 $5,847
Literary Women 1982-1990 $1,455
Project Return 1983-1988 $2,473
Aware Bears 1984-1986 $3,096
Community Assistance Fund 1984 $85,827
Public Education Awareness Service -PEAS 1984-1986 $8,637
Arts Funding Resource Center 1985-1987 $844
Building Bridges to Intercultural Understanding 1985-1986 $696
Recovery Home for Youth 1985-1986 $932
Literacy in Long Beach / Celebrate Reading 1988-1991 $12,795
Angel’s Gate 1986-1988 $3,750
Senior’s Supportive Services 1986-1989 $19,900
Casa Youth Shelter 1986-1994 $24,642
Woman to Woman 1986-1991 $26,700
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention 1987-1988 $1,595
Rancho Los Cerritos School Docent Program 1987-2000 $18,700
Women’s History Month 1987 $3,500
A Day for Women/Community Training Day 1987-1998 $18,700
Community of Caring Schools 1988-1991 Continued as part of YAA $18,500
Long Beach Youth Connection 1988-1991 $69,300
Done in a Day 1990-1992, Continued as Impact Long Beach $3,500
HOPE -Homeless Outreach Program for Enrichment 1990-2002 $78,172
Long Beach Fire Safety House 1991-1995 $18,722
Youth Advocates and Action -YAA 1991-1994, Continued as Partnership for Educational Progress $22,571
Impact Long Beach 1992-2002 $54,779
Rebuilding Together Long Beach aka Christmas in April 1992-1995 $57,500
Partnership for Educational Progress -PEP 1994-1998 $9,536
Project H.EAR.T. 1997-2002 $25,500
Adopt-A-School, Continued as Community Impact Projects 2002-Present $105,000
Charitable Community Contributions:
Breast Cancer Fund (derived from LUNAFEST® 2011-Present) $11,100