All posts by Danielle Potter Dague

Volunteer Spotlight

Why is it Important to be Involved in Your Neighborhood?


“Since moving into our 100 year old craftsman house in Rose Park about a year ago, we have really enjoyed living here! We plan to stay in the neighborhood awhile and start our family here, so it’s important to us that we stay informed and play an active role in where we live and the community around us. We want to make sure we listen to our friends and neighbors and contribute to conversations about our safety, health, and community resources. Volunteering has been important to us and our families for most of our lives and we feel that there’s no better way to volunteer than in the place where we live. Even though we can get busy with work and other obligations, we try to do our best to stay updated through the newsletters, community meetings, and of course, the special events that bring us all together!” – Melissa Norrbom and Kenny Shiozaki-Kawamoto

*Kenny volunteers his time to research how the Long Beach Police Department crime database can clarify the type and extent of crimes in and around our neighborhood. He conducted an analysis of crime trends in the Rose Park Neighborhood and presented at the Rose Park Community Meetings in September 2018 and January 2019.

**We have several large events coming up in the next few months and we are looking for volunteers. Please email Danielle at eunetta76@msn.com if you would like to volunteer!

Volunteer Spotlight

Why is it Important to be Involved in Your Neighborhood?

“We love our neighbors, our community, and this city. For our family, it is important to be present and to have a voice in the decisions and actions that will shape our future. Each of us has more power than we realize, to be a part of the change that we want to see. It’s our responsibility to promote the great elements within the neighborhood and help improve those sectors that are lacking.” – Adelita, Andrew & Juliana Lopez

*Adelita formed a Community Watch Group to connect Rose Park Residents and surrounding neighborhoods with each other and to community resources. Adelita and her husband Andrew constructed their own community garden with the help of Long Beach Community Table.