Board of Directors
Additional board member information can be found here.
For over 45 years, low-income, under-served families from Long Beach have relied on the free educational programming and youth development activities provided by DAYS Long Beach. A mainstay in the community, DAYS Long Beach supports achievement by providing children with opportunities to practice skills they have learned in the classroom, increase their desire to learn while applying concepts, and build positive relationships within their community by exposing them to places, people, and ideas beyond their immediate reach.
Our programming is crucial to the community, where there are high numbers of children in poverty, experiencing food insecurity, dropping out of school, and falling into gangs. Many of the at-risk youth in the area served by DAYS Long Beach have no other means for obtaining supplemental education and recreational services, as they face social, cultural and economic barriers to other mainstream programs in the area.
Our mission is to help improve the physical, mental and emotional development of children and youth in the Long Beach area.
DAYS Long Beach began in 1970 when community activists Dorothy and Edwin Baker recognized a lack of free educational programs for disadvantaged children in the Long Beach area. With a belief that all children and youth deserve to have access to inspiring programs offered in a safe space, programs that create strong relationships and awaken the imagination, Dorothy applied for and received a grant to provide summer programming to the children of Long Beach.
Incorporated in 1990 under our legal name, Edwin and Dorothy Baker Foundation, DAYS Long Beach is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that promotes charitable extracurricular and recreational activities for the benefit of children and youth. For more information, click here.