When Keva Green was a child growing up in west Long Beach, she knew she wanted to help her community someday. Today, at 33, she is doing just that.
She serves as a family center director for Fountain of Life Covenant Church in Long Beach, where she manages a team of staff, volunteers and interns in an after school tutoring program for 60 K-12 students.
In July, she was appointed as a member-at-large by Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser to the school bond Citizens’ Oversight Committee.
The daughter of two school teachers, she graduated from Millikan High School and went on to UC Santa Barbara to major in Black Studies and Women’s Studies.
After earning her BA, she worked as a nanny, swim instructor and financial representative before joining the community-based non-profit.
"I want to use my gifts to help my community, which is made up of largely working class and/or immigrant families," Green said. She hopes to become further involved in local community work through Leadership Long Beach, a leadership development program that she was invited to join this fall.
In her spare time, Green enjoys salsa and other Latin dances. She resides in Long Beach, in the same house where she grew up.