Residents Share Personal Stories at People’s State of the City

Mar. 13, 2014 / By

Last week, as hundreds gathered to raise awareness about the top issues affecting Long Beach at the People’s State of the City event in North Long Beach, VoiceWaves spoke to residents and community leaders about how their own personal stories connected with the issues being discussed: living wage, pollution, public safety and education.

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Adalhi Montes

Adalhi Montes

As a teenager, Adalhi began volunteering at many programs helping our communities become healthier and safer to provide resources to people in need. He was involved with Weed and Seed in Central Long Beach and is a youth mentor for the California Conference for Equality and Justice. Adalhi is also in the process of completing the neighborhood leadership program at the Advanced Organizing Institute and is studying Radio and television broadcasting at LBCC. In the future, he looks forward to joining the Marine Corps and continuing his education.