The Central Long Beach community has a long history of working together to impact the services and resources available to residents. The area has been described as having a “culture of collaboration,” and the participation of multiple sectors is actively promoted. The diversity and extensiveness of the Central Long Beach community's leadership has the potential to be a model. Residents have taken on leadership roles when asked to participate, and there are additional opportunities for them to become increasingly engaged.
Community leadership in Central Long Beach is described as “committed, creative, ethnically diverse, innovative, collaborative, connected, wanting to be organized, active and dedicated.”