From STAFF REPORTS
Published : Thursday, July 14, 2016 | 5:36 PM
Leadership Pasadena (LP) is proud to elect Lisa Raggio to the Board of Directors.
Lisa Raggio joins the Board as the Vice President, Veterans Services. Lisa has a long history of non-profit and community initiative leadership to share with Leadership Pasadena.
From STAFF REPORTS
Published: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 8:03 PM
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Pasadena hosted a private reception Tuesday night for Pasadena area leaders at a Leadership Pasadena event which saw several major announcements.
“Thanks to Ruth’s Chris Pasadena management we provided 50 area leaders important to LP a gracious reception conducive to dialogue and learning. Ruth’s Chris is a generous corporate citizen for Pasadena,” according to Board Member Cindy Bengtson. Click to read more...
From STAFF REPORTS
Published : Wednesday, August 17, 2016 | 4:25 PM
Leadership Pasadena (LP) has appointed Seta Khajarian, ED. D, to LP’s Advisory Board to provide expert guidance on LP’s leadership development course curriculum.
Khajarian received her Educational Doctorate in Organizational Leadership Program from Pepperdine University and her MBA from Woodbury University. Seta teaches a variety of courses in the graduate and undergraduate Organizational Leadership program at Woodbury University. Her teaching focuses on making theories and practice meaningful to students and applying them to their current and future jobs. Her research interests are organizational change, global leadership, and innovation and leadership issues, with her focus on the effectiveness of leadership development, coaching and mentoring.
“Seta brings deep knowledge of effective organizational leadership training with expertise in servant leadership. Exactly what Leadership Pasadena delivers to the community and we are thrilled to have someone of her educational acumen working with us,” according to Board of Directors member Cynthia Bengtson.
Professor Khajarian has worked in K-18 educational institutions for over 20 years as teacher, department chair, student club advisor, college counselor, university instructor, school-wide administrator, project manager, and as a federal categorical funds liaison. She is also an independent educational consultant working with private schools in the greater Los Angeles area.
Khajarian is also an active volunteer for the community, serving on the Scholarship Committee at Ararat in Glendale, on the Organizing Committee for the HMNT Western Regional Athletic games and was the Scholarship Chair of the Armenian Professional Society for 7 terms. Seta, along with few others, is currently founding a new Armenian Relief Society chapter.
In her spare time, Seta enjoys travel, arts & culture, movies, and Greek dancing.
Students participating in the Mentoring & Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD), a male mentoring organization located on the campus of John Muir High School, were recognized and awarded cash prizes for their achievements in completing an internship made possible by renowned community organization Leadership Pasadena.
Over a tasty lunch stacked with guest speakers and a room full of supportive mentors, the students came together to briefly discuss their individual experiences with MPYD this year.
MPYD’s mission is to promote personal growth, scholastic achievement, and professional readiness in an effort to guide male youth toward positive life choices. The L.A. county funded program has been present on campus for fourteen years and seeks to collaborate with faculty, parents, volunteers, and community partners in its continuing effort to help students succeed.
“There’s always a room full of adults here who want to help you, because you really are our future,” said MPYD Mentor and Volunteer James Farr to a room full of attentive John Muir seniors.
This academic year, approximately 90 young men, primarily African-American and Latino, in grades 9-12, are participating in the program. According to MPYD, each student is required to learn the five pillars that represent the organization’s Core Values: Accountability, Camaraderie, Diligence, Integrity, and Setting/Achieving Goals. Through community outreach and civic engagement, these students are encouraged to explore career prospects.
“I’ve watched you guys develop, I’ve watched you guys grow and I’ve watched you guys mature,” said Regina Jackson, MPYD Program Office Administrator. “I’m proud to see what kind of men you will become.”
Today’s brief lunch ceremony on campus demonstrated the tight bonds and encouraging support system that MPYD is built upon. Leadership Pasadena (LP), the exclusive leadership program that utilizes community leaders to make the Pasadena area a better place to live and work, has extended its reach to MPYD this year through what is called Project Initiative.
Class of 2016 - Graduation Ceremony - Photo Gallery
May 6th, 2016 by Pasadena Independent
Leadership Pasadena (LP), the one and only leadership program creating community leaders to make the Pasadena area a better place to live and work, will celebrate the graduation of the class of 2016 on Friday, May 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be at the Pasadena Women’s City Club at 160 N. Oakland Ave.
The graduating class will present to the public the following community projects created this year as a permanent enhancement to the Pasadena community:
The holiday season have arrived, it’s time to look back at the year, get a break from the standard work environment and catch up with LP alumni.
Carla Buigues opened the doors of her house to celebrate and toast for the traditional annual celebration,
The party was full of great energy and smiles, the attendees had the opportunity to mingle and reconnect while enjoyed a glass of wine and delicious food.