Community Leader: Annette Quintero

For the past 10 years, Annette Quintero has been active in numerous organizations dedicated to a variety of local and international issues.

Her most recent involvement encompasses international, national and regional advocacy and service work with the Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition. She has organized educational forums regarding multi-ethnic migration, health, education, and housing; advocated for comprehensive immigration reform and undocumented students’ issues; and raised $3,000 for immigrant families in sanctuary at local churches and over $8,000 in scholarships for CSULB immigrant students.

Quintero is also a member of the steering committee for the Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community. She has conducted media interviews about the need for good jobs in Long Beach, addressed the Long Beach City Council about the “working poor” and the need for a livable wage, and helped to organize many community delegations, marches, and educational events.

Since 2006 Quintero has served on the board of the African Well Fund, an organization dedicated to building and maintaining fresh water wells in Africa. She has organized various educational forums for the community, religious institutions, and schools; forged partnerships with leading international organizations; and worked to provide clean drinking water to more than 200,000 people in over 12 countries.

Quintero is a monthly volunteer with the Long Beach Community Action Team, which is dedicated to promoting social well-being among the Long Beach community by implementing youth programs, environmental stewardship, and animal welfare. She has also been involved in the CSULB community since becoming a student in 2005. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology at CSULB in 2007 and will complete her certificate in geographic information systems this month.

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