Introducing Long Beach CaLL’s New Administrator!
After a rigorous interview process, Long Beach CaLL is pleased to introduce Michelle Thomassian  as the new Administrator of Long Beach CaLL! Michelle comes with a vast background in connecting schools to the world of work, a deep commitment to equity, and lots of positive energy.

Michelle most recently served as the Career Access Manager for Highline Public Schools (just outside of Seattle, WA) where she led and scaled an innovative, district-wide career-connected learning program while simultaneously building and sustaining countless business partnerships across the region. Her contributions have been described as “student-centered and data-driven” and committed to equity and excellence. Long Beach CaLL is excited to have Michelle on the team and under her leadership, look forward to her guidance in helping students across the district be ready for college AND career.
Message from Michelle Thomassian,
Long Beach CaLL’s New Administrator
Dear Business and Community Partners,
I am thrilled to begin the 2019-20 school year together and join the esteemed Long Beach community. First, I want to express my heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for your continued support and commitment to Long Beach CaLL and the amazing students in Long Beach. 
College and career readiness is instrumental in helping students become responsible, productive citizens in a diverse and competitive world. Your engagement in their learning opens many doors, providing students unique opportunities to explore a variety of pathways and gain important skills such as problem-solving, professionalism, and networking. Your impact is tremendous as real-world career experiences allow students to broaden their sense of possibility and make informed decisions about their futures.   
This work cannot be done alone, and I am both fortunate and eager to work alongside all of you to encourage students in Long Beach to be curious, find their purpose, and relentlessly pursue their college and career goals. I look forward to collaborating further and thank you, again, for your generosity, partnership, and service in education. 

With Gratitude,
Volunteers Needed for Mock Interviews
December 5 th & 9 th
Long Beach CaLL needs approximately 50  business professionals who are willing to take a couple hours out of their day Thursday, December 5 th  and/or Monday, December 9 th to help hone students' interview skills.  No advance preparation is required because we will provide training and interview questions the day of the event! As you all know, a successful interview is a big step towards getting the job or an internship. Come help our kids learn from a professional like yourself how to make a good impression.
To participate, just click on the link below. A flyer is also available for you to view and download. You may select the date and school where you’d like to be scheduled, and you can sign up for one, two, or all three sessions! 
Please  register by Friday, November 22 nd so we can figure out how many kids can participate.
Thank you in advance for your support of our Long Beach schools and students!
CaLL’s First Guest Speaker for the Academic Year
On October 18, Dan Abir, Director of Sales & Marketing from M4 Engineering, spoke to over 100 students at Stephens Middle School. Dan talked to the students about M4 Engineering and what they do, the various clients they work with, and many fascinating projects they’re helping to develop. For example, can you imagine getting a pizza delivered by a drone-like device, or taking an air taxi in an eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing )?

Throughout the school year, Long Beach CaLL assists educators in finding guest speakers for their students. Guests speakers support students’ career awareness – helping students better understand the wide array of careers within a field, and what type of education and training is needed to enter and advance in an industry. 
We would like to thank Dan for volunteering his time to talk to students and engage them in the engineering industry from the perspective of a local Long Beach company that strives to and successfully models the importance of academic and community outreach. Guest speakers like Dan not only encourage students to pursue a career they have a passion for, they also seamlessly connect what they learned in class to the real world of work.
Two Engineers Needed as Judges on November 23
California Academy of Mathematics and Science (CAMS) is proudly hosting its annual Turning Point VEX Robotics Tournament at Cabrillo High School on Saturday, November 23. The tournament coordinator is looking for 6 engineers to volunteer as judges during the competition from 8:00am to 2:00pm, and still need 2 more volunteers! No prior experience necessary as training will be provided in the morning. For more information, click here .

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Kehau Fujikami by email at kfujikami@longbeachcallorg, or by phone at 562-997-8000 ext. 6492. 
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
8:00am - 9:30am
aLLin Career Pledge Launch Celebration
at Dignity Sports Health Center

GIVING TUESDAY - December 3, 2019
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, kicking off the holiday season.

Monday, December 9, 2019
9:30am - 11:15am and 11:30am - 1:15pm
CaLL's Fall Mock Interview Event
at Poly PAAL
Click here for more information.

Saturday, November 23, 2019
8:00am - 2:00pm
VEX Robotics Competition
at Cabrillo High School
Click here for more information.

Thursday, December 5, 2019
1:45pm - 4:00pm
CaLL's Fall Mock Interview Event
at Browning High School
Click here for more information.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
8:00am - 11:00am
International Economic Summit
at Cabrillo High School