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Renaissance Man On A Mission

Darick J. Simpson is a featured human book at our upcoming Human Library event on May 31st. His life's human book title is "Renaissance Man On A Mission." He is Executive Director of the Long Beach Community Action Partnership (LBCAP). In his first seven years at LBCAP he has led the agency from 24 staff and a $1.3 million budget to 150 staff and $9 million. Throughout his career he has established an excellent reputation as a community leader with diverse experiences that include business development, community development, youth programs and entertainment.  In addition to corporate and community accomplishments, Mr. Simpson is a creative writer with two published books and one CD that can be found on iTunes. He is a member of the Recording Academy and a voting member of the Grammy Awards since 2008. He is also a graduate of Leadership Long Beach, California and a graduate of Leadership Mobile, Alabama. He is the first Alumnus of the year for Leadership Long Beach in 1994. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Alabama and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from The University of Phoenix.

Hear more of his story personally by checking him out for 15-20 minutes at the Human Library event, Saturday, May 31st from 1-4pm at the Long Beach Main Public Library, 101 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802.

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