Longtime San Pedro community leader, June Burlingame Smith talks about how helping out as a mom in her kids’ schools and children’s church choir led her to getting involved in charities and various issues that affect families of the San Pedro community.
May 7, 2020
Stories of L.A. Harbor Area: For Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (SOLAHA)
Vol. II, No. 7 features June (Burlingame) Smith – and her testimony to strong family values in San Pedro – wife, mother, educator, community activist……
Arrived in San Pedro as a young wife, became a mother, and maintained her professional career with Los Angeles Unified School District and eventually Professor Emeritus of English at Los Angeles Harbor College since 2011; and spent 20 years on campus working in various capacities: English instructor, Sexual Harassment Officer, Staff Development Officer and President of the Academic Senate and full English Professor for 12 years.
Among her civic connected efforts she has been a member or chair on many San Pedro organization boards including Toberman Settlement House, Harbor Interfaith Services, YWCA, San Pedro Coastal Neighborhood Council (past president), and the Los Angeles Port Community Advisory Committee (PCAC). She is also a Polar Bear (past Queen) taking the annual New Year’s Day plunge at Cabrillo Beach!