A "One in a Million" Executive Director
It is with heartfelt sadness, Long Beach CaLL shares the news our beloved Executive Director, Jean Egan, passed away in late June. Jean was a very passionate person who touched so many lives, directly and indirectly, personally and professionally. She was definitely “one in a million” – extraordinary and rare.

Words cannot express the deep loss that we feel, but she will always be remembered for her positive energy, her ability to strike up a conversation with anyone and anywhere, her genuine concern for others, her talent for making connections, and her hard work and dedication to provide quality services to students. As one employer stated in response to her passing, “Jean was such a great, passionate person. She was a blast to talk to and you could really hear the excitement when discussing internship opportunities and the kids that were being affected.” This statement, along with many others, just shows the impact Jean can have on a person.

Jean leaves an incredible legacy across the Long Beach community through her work as founder of Long Beach BLAST , a local mentoring organization, and her leadership of Long Beach CaLL. Jean will be dearly missed by all of us and the greater Long Beach community.
Teacher Externship with Laserfiche
An externship/job shadow experience can help teachers connect classroom content with students’ future career interests, and helps students develop both the academic and technical skills required in the world they are preparing to enter.
On Friday, July 12, Laserfiche graciously hosted two teachers from Wilson High School for an externship experience (pictured left to right: Karl Chan, Wilson teachers Sopath Kong and Veronica Fimbres-Carlos, and Grant Walker). Their experience started with an introduction to the company and a tour with Karl Chan, President of Laserfiche. Next, both teachers with two Laserfiche employees participated in mob programming, a software development approach where a whole team programs together, at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer. Each participant will take a turn to program code, another will navigate, and everyone else participates in assisting the programmer. Grant Walker, Software Engineer for Laserfiche, stated that, “using mob programming with students during lessons will help alleviate the need to watch all the kids at the same time, and they’ll be able to learn from each other.” Even though students may feel anxious to have their peers watch them code, it’s a good way for students to work on their presenting skills and help each other catch errors that can cause problems later. This approach to programming is set in a collaborative environment.
The collaboration does not stop here. Laserfiche plans to continue the partnership and conduct additional training with more teachers at Wilson High School. Thank you to Laserfiche, including Grant Walker, Laura Victoria, and Sarah Dao for providing such an enriching experience.
Funding News
Long Beach CaLL would like to thank The Rudolph J. and Daphne A. Munzer Foundation for our largest grant to date in the amount of $15,000 in suppor t of mock interviews. Mock interviews are practice interviews with business professionals that allow students to develop skills that will help them with job/internship interviews and gain confidence.

We wou ld also like to thank the Bess J. Hodges Foundation and Kaiser Permanente for their grants in support of our summer internship program and the Angell Foundation for core support funding.

Long Beach CaLL is extremely grateful for your support. Again, thank you for the critical role that you play in making Long Beach a better community by investing in the potential of our youth.
Summer 2019 Internship Program
CaLL has been busy visiting our 103 placed interns at 57 sites across the Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Orange County areas learning about the various tasks interns are doing and work experience they're gaining. The program is slowly wrapping up, and we'll be having our Summer Internship Celebration event on Thursday, August 22, from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. Details will follow shortly.
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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Summer 2019 Internship Celebration Event
Browning High School
4:30pm - 6:00pm