Long Beach Press Telegram
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia is giving his title and influence — but not his formal involvement — to a new charity that will be devoted to supporting preschool education in the city.
Garcia and Long Beach education leaders formally announced the new charity, called the Mayor’s Fund for Education, Thursday morning at Little Owl Preschool in Bixby Knolls. Charitable foundations supporting K-12 and higher education already exist in Long Beach, and Garcia said the new nonprofit is likely to spend its first years supporting early childhood education in the city.
“For me, there is no more important thing a city can do than to support education,” Garcia said Thursday.