The outstanding array of programs Long Beach Community Improvement League (CIL) provides has earned praise and acclaim from our city, state, and nationally elected officials. Learn more about our organization's history, mission, and commitment to education of young children, and community empowerment.
As a community-based nonprofit social service organization, CIL offers state subsidized child care and before/after school programs for low-income families in Long Beach and Signal Hill, California. We are committed to high quality child care and development services, and truly believe that to succeed as a community, we must leave no child behind. For 55 years, we have provided access to high-quality and affordable child care services to our community. During the past five decades, we have welcomed thousands of students and their families to our programs. We have received numerous awards, recognitions, certificates, and congratulatory proclamations from elected officials of all levels of government including: President, Governors, U.S. and State Senators/Congresspersons, Members of California State Assembly, Mayors, and Council-persons. As an anti-poverty agency, the first of its kind in the city, CIL’s efforts for equity and justice were initially discouraged and challenged during the struggle for Civil Rights in our country in 1960s. However, with the strong support from our community members and local government leaders, CIL overcame all obstacles and is standing strong for fifty wonderful years. For more information about Long Beach Community Improvement League (CIL) history and accomplishments please visit: www.lbcil.org.