Founded in 2001 by Rev. O. Leon Wood, Jr. Success In Challenges is a non-profit grass-roots social service agency largely serving the greater Long Beach Community. The current Executive Director is Paula E. Wood.
The mission of Success In Challenges, Inc. is:
- To provide community youth and adults with safe, interactive programs that promote good citizenship, character development, creativity and discipline, designed to inspire them to face life’s challenges with enthusiasm and dignity.
- To be an advocate for the underserved to provide social service programs for low and moderate income families, the elderly and physically and mentally challenged.
- To provide special housing programs for single-parent families, low income families, the elderly and the physically challenged that includes case management, child care assistance and support programs as needed.
- To plan, develop, and implement programs such as, tutorial assistance, personal, career and vocational counseling.
- To provide employment referral services, job placement assistance, family counseling and independent life-skill training.