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CAMEO

Professional Auxiliary of
Assistance League of Long Beach

For over 30 years CAMEO has supported underserved, academically promising students from the Long Beach Unified School District high schools and Long Beach City College.  Our member volunteers are working professionals who provide one-on-one mentoring support to enhance each student’s educational and personal development.

A comprehensive curriculum, which includes monthly enrichment workshops and cultural activities, paid summer internships with local business partners, and financial aid for educational scholarships, computer equipment and school supplies, complements our mentoring outreach.  As students go through the program, we find they learn the importance of integrating life skills in their growth journey, gain more confidence and remain more focused along the way.

CAMEO students are recommended by their school counselors based on need and academic promise; then they complete an application and interview process.  The program guides high school sophomores through a three-year one-on-one mentoring program to help identify their college and career goals.  Community college students experience a two-year journey and are also provided with a caring mentor who guides them through their college career with a path toward transferring to a four-year college or university.

In addition to participating in mentoring and activities, each student receives an annual stipend for clothes and school expenses.  Upon completion of the program, eligible students will receive a laptop and printer, a continuing education scholarship, and can apply for additional specialty scholarships.  Students are eligible if they have met the 2.7 GPA requirement and 80% participation in CAMEO mentoring events.

CAMEO Governing Body
2020-2021

Lisa Viets

CAMEO Chair

Chair

    Lisa Viets

  Chair Elect

    Barbara Jewel

Mentoring

    Maria Harris

Resource Development (Fashion Show)

    Pat Paris Appleby

Assistant Treasurer

    Sharon Chavez

Membership

    Ellen Calomiris

Secretary

    Susan Blackwell

  Education

    Aura Wong

  Press / Public Relations

    Gail Bradley

  Past Chairman

    Carmen Guess

How To Join CAMEO

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Anyone who is employed or retired and has a desire to support the youth of Long Beach through mentoring is welcome to join us.  We ask for a multi-year commitment to provide continuity for our students.  Monthly meetings and mentor activities are conducted on Saturday mornings or weekday evenings to accommodate working members.

For more information, please read Responsibilities of CAMEO Membership and email CAMEO@ALLB.org to arrange a time to talk to our membership chairman.

For more information, please contact us at CAMEO@allb.org or call our Assistance League of Long Beach at (562) 627-5650.